Cho, Young Nam

Full-Time Professor

Cho, Young Nam / 趙英男

Professor of Chinese Politics

Office : Room 511, Bldg. 140-1

Tel. (82-2) 880-5811 Fax. (82-2) 879-1496

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Young Nam Cho is Professor of International Area Studies (principally China Studies), GSIS (國際大學院) since 2002 to present. Prof. Cho awarded Ph. D in politics from Department of Political Science, Seoul National University in 1999. He served a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Contemporary Chinese Studies (當代中國國情硏究中心) in Peking University from 1997 to 1998, a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Political Science in Nankai University from 2001 to 2002, and a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute (燕京社) in Harvard University from 2006 to 2007. He wrote 11 books in total on the Chinese people’s congresses, elite politics, rule of law, and democracy both in Korean and English. Prof. Cho has recently studied on the three topics, such as the evolution and development of Chinese politics in the reform era, China’s political system and its operation, and the political development in China and East Asian states.

In English:

  • Local People's Congresses in China: Development and Transition. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

In Korean:

  • Elite Politics in China (중국의 엘리트 정치): From Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping, Seoul: Minumsa, 2019.
  • Reform and Opening-Up (개혁과 개방): China in the Deng Xiaoping Era I (1976-1982), Seoul: Minumsa, 2016.
  • Factions and Struggle (파벌과 투쟁): China in the Deng Xiaoping Era II (1983-1987), Seoul: Minumsa, 2016.
  • Tiananmen Incident (톈안먼 사건): China in the Deng Xiaoping Era III (1988-1992), Seoul: Minumsa, 2016.
  • Chinese Dream: Xi Jinping Leadership and China's Future. Seoul: Minumsa, 2013.
  • Let's Dance with the Dragon: Understanding China from Korean Perspective. Seoul: Minumsa, 2012.
  • China's Rule of Law and Political Reform. Paju: Changbi, 2012.
  • Judicial Reform in China. Seoul: Seoul National University Press, 2012.
  • Law Dissemination Campaign in China. Seoul: Seoul National University Press, 2012.
  • China's Democracy: The Intra-Party Democracy of the CCP. Paju: Nanam, 2011 (co-author).
  • China' Road in the 21st Century. Paju: Nanam, 2009.
  • Development of Legislative Politics in China. : Seoul: Politeia, 2006.
  • China's Politics in the Hu Jintao Era. Paju: Nanam, 2006.
  • China's Political Reforms and the National People's Congress). Seoul: Nanam, 2000.
Faculty Directories


Comparative Politics Chinese Politics Chinese International Relations


Power and Politics in Contemporary China: Political Changes in the Reform Era Current Issues in China’s Foreign Relations Contemporary World Politics: Theory and Case Economic Development and Democratization in East Asia


2007년 서울대학교 연구공로상
2008년 NEAR 재단 학술상
2020년 한국정치학회 학술상(저술)