"The EAI is not planning to recruit fellows in 2017."


The EAI launched the “Fellows Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia” in 2005. This program invites both established and next-generation East Asia specialists from all over the world, giving them the opportunity to conduct their research in East Asian countries and to promote scholarly exchanges among scholars and experts. The awardees give seminars and lectures based on their chosen research topic during a two- to three-week visit to two or more Participating Institutions of higher education in East Asia, which include the East Asia Institute in Seoul, Peking University in Beijing, Fudan University in Shanghai, Keio University in Tokyo, and the National Taiwan University in Taipei. They host the Fellows, hold seminars and lectures, and support the Fellows’ research activities in their own countries.


Upon the completion of their research visit, Fellows are encouraged to revise their research paper and submit it to an academic journal for review and publication, including the Journal of East Asian Studies. The JEAS is a leading publication, which was included in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) in 2008.


The primary mission of the EAI Fellows Program is to provide opportunities for East Asia specialists in the area of social sciences, which include political science, international relations, sociology, public policy, and so forth, to conduct research and interact with scholars and students of the countries they visit. This inter-regional and inter-disciplinary approach encourages Fellows to gain first-hand knowledge of the region and build solid commitment to the study of East Asia. In order to achieve the Program’s mission, the EAI is pursuing the following objectives:


• Provide East Asia-specialized scholars with the opportunities to experience and enhance their understanding of the East Asian region, and encourage interdisciplinary research in the study of East Asia.

• Promote academic exchange and communication among scholars from both the East Asian and non-East Asian regions to build intellectual networks among East Asia specialists throughout the world.


• Educate students of East Asia through lectures and seminars.


 List of Awardees


 Fellows' Publications 

Rozman, Gilbert. 2007. “South Korea and Sino-Japanese Rivalry: A Middle Power’s Options within the East Asian Core Triangle.” The Pacific Review 20, 2: 197- 220.

Suh, Jae-Jung. 2007. “War-like history or diplomatic history? Contentions over the past and regional orders in Northeast Asia.” Journal of International Affairs 61, 3: 382- 402.

Diamant, Neil J. 2008. “Veterans, Organization, and the Politics of Martial Citizenship in China.” Journal of East Asian Studies 8, 1: 119- 158.

Hymans, Jacques E.C. 2008. “Assessing North Korean Nuclear Intentions and Capacities: A New Approach.” Journal of East Asian Studies 8, 2: 259- 292.

Kang, David C. 2009. “Between Balancing and Bandwagoning: South Korea’s Response to China.” Journal of East Asian Studies 9, 1: 1- 28.

Wishnick, Elizabeth. 2009. “Competition and Cooperative Practices in Sino- Japanese energy and environmental relations: towards and energy security ‘risk community’?” The Pacific Review 22, 4: 401- 428.

Pempel, T. J. 2010. “Soft Balancing, Hedging, and Institutional Darwinism: the Economic-Security Nexus and East Asian Regionalism.” Journal of East Asian Studies 10, 2.

Shin, Gi-Wook. 2010. “Historical Disputes and econciliation in Northeast Asia: The US Role.” Pacific Affairs 83, 4: 663- 673.

Schwartz, Jonathan. 2012. “Compensating for the Authoritarian Advantage in Crisis Response: A comparative case study of SARS pandemic responses in China and Taiwan,” Journal of Chinese Political Science 17, 3.

He, Kai. 2015-2016. “Power and Risk in Foreign Policy: Understanding China's Crisis Behavior.” Political Science Quarterly 130, 4: 701-733.
He, Kai. 2016. China’s Crisis Behavior: Political Survival and Foreign Policy after the Cold War. Cambridge University Press.