Young Nam Cho is an associate professor of the Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University. He was a visiting Fellow of the Center for Contemporary Chinese Studies at Peking University (1997–98), visiting scholar in the Department of Political Science at Nankai University in Tianjin (2001–02), and visiting scholar of Harvard-Yenching Institute (2006–07). His research focuses on the Chinese legislative system, rule of law, state-society relations, and elite politics. He has published three books in Korean and has written articles for China Quarterly, Asian Survey, Issues & Studies, Asian Perspective, Development and Society, and Korean Journal of Defense Analysis. Dr. Cho graduated from the Department of East Asian History at Seoul National University in 1989. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Seoul National University in 1996 and 1999, respectively.