About

About

Myung Gyun Lim is a graduate student in the Department of Political Science at Georgia State University — Atlanta, Georgia, and a university research fellow of China Cluster, Second Century Initiative (2CI). Lim received B.A. in International Relations in 2012, and M.A. in Political Science in 2014 from Yonsei University. The questions that connect all aspects of his research are; why do states inflate an external threat? How does threat-inflating affect military strategies? To answer those questions, his research primarily centers on conceptualization of threat-making, and more specifically, its consequences on East Asian theater.

As a 2CI research fellow, Lim has participated in several research projects since 2016 — Foreign Corruption Practice Act (FCPA) compliance in China and the corruption cases in the Chinese Special Administrative Regions (SARs) — namely, Hong Kong and Macau. Also, he has led a research team of Korea under the Executive Approval Project since 2018. Currently, he is collaboratively working with 2CI fellows on the composition of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and Chinese People’s Congress (CPC).

All knowledge of cultural reality, as may be seen, is always knowledge from particular points of view.
— Max Weber