Prof Hyun-Chin Lim

Steering Committee – (South Korea)

Hyun-Chin Lim is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Director of Civil Society Programs, Asia Center, at Seoul National University. He is also an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea. Currently, he serves as President of East Asian Sociological Association, and Member of Presidential Commission on Social Integration. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Sociology from Seoul National University, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University. He was previously the dean of Faculty of Liberal Education, the dean of the College of Social Sciences, and the founding director of Asia Center, all at Seoul National University.

His books include Mobile Asia, Global Capitalism and Culture in East Asia, Capitalism and Capitalisms in Asia, and Asia on Rise: Civilizational Turn.