Jih-un Kim - Assistant Professor, History, Politics and International Relations
E-Mail: kimjih@webster.edu
Phone: 314/961-2660 x7868


Assistant Professor: B.A., Yousei University, 1994; M.A., The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Kyung-Hee University, 1996; Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2004

Area of Interest: International Relations, Comparative Politics (Asia), Foreign Policy, Environmental Studies

Jih-Un Kim earned his Ph.D. from International Studies Program, Department of Political Science, University of South Carolina.  For his dissertation about China's water scarcity and insecurity, he conducted his field research in Shanxi Province and Beijing of China for eight months.  His published articles include Looking into a Microcosm of China’s Water Problems: Dilemmas of Shanxi, a High and Dry Province,” China Environment Series (No. 5) (2002) and “Drifting on the Drying Water Pool: China’s Water Scarcity and Its Political Foreboding,” Asian Perspective (Vol. 25, No.1) (Spring 2001). Currently he is revising his manuscripit “Keen Perception Bounded Willingness: Evaluation of China’s Central Reactions to Its Water > Crisis,” per the request of Asian Survey. He is a member of the Professional Association for China’s Environment (PACE).

Suggested Readings :

Harold Sprout and Margaret Sprout, Toward a Politics of the Planet Earth

William Ophuls, Ecology and the Politics of Scarcity: Prologue to a Political Theory of the Steady State

Ophuls revisited this theme to publish Ecology and the Politics of Scarcity Revisited: the Unraveling of the American Dream

Thomas F. Homer-Dixon, Environment, Scarcity, and Violence

World Bank, Clear Water, Blue Skies: China's Environment in the New Century

Lester R. Brown, Who Will Feed China: Wake-Up Call for a Small Planet