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M.A., International Relations, Johns Hopkins University
B.A., Chinese, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
B.B.A., International Economics and Law, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Wonhee is a doctoral candidate interested in U.S. intellectual history of the 20th century. His current research focuses on the intersection of American expertise, domestic politics, and foreign-policy making. He also researches and writes about U.S. foreign policy toward the Asia-Pacific region. His dissertation examines how contemporary China studies in U.S. developed and expanded in its interaction with American social science after Sino-U.S. rapprochement in the early 1970s.

Prior to his doctoral studies at the University at Albany, he conducted research at Johns Hopkins University's U.S.-Korea Institute (USKI) with a focus on Chinese foreign policy. He has an M.A. in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and both a B.A. in Chinese and a B.B.A. in International Economics and Law from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS). He is a recipient of the C.V. Starr Excellence in China Studies Fellowship (2011-2013) and British Council IELTS Scholarship (2011). As a native of South Korea, he speaks Korean and Mandarin Chinese.