Yujin Lim


  • Ph.D. University of Leeds, School of History (2018 - )
  • M.A. University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations. Political Strategy and Communication with International Conflict and Security (2017)
  • B.Sc. Columbia International University, Communication (2014)
Work Experience

I worked as a Researcher at a European think tank in Brussels, European Institute for Asian Studies, covering diverse topics on Asia. The main research focus was on security including East Asian traditional security and West Asian human security. 

I am currently working as an Education Outreach Fellow for Social Science Team at University of Leeds to deliver sessions and workshops on my field of studies.

  • Lim, Yujin., Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China: Power and Politics in East Asia by Robert S. Ross and Øystein Tunsjø. NY: Cornell University Press, 2017. European Journal of Korean Studies Vol.18. No.1. pp.145-147 (2018) - Book Review
  •  Yujin Lim and Shairee Malhotra, Legal Aspects of Contemporary South Asian Issues., European Institute for Asian Studies., May 2016 - Report
  • Varun Aggarwal, Yujin Lim, and Shairee Malhotra., Labour Market Access for Asylum Seekers: The Asian Experience., European Institute for Asian Studies., April 2016 - Analysis
Speaking Engagements
  • Guest lecturer for the Law and Politics class at SungIl Godeunghakgyo (2017 December)
  • Panel for the FEBC radio channel (2017 November)
  • Guest lecturer for Community Social Welfare Theory class in undergraduate level at Kwangshin University (2017 October)
  • Native Korean 
  • Advanced Mandarin Chinese with ten years of living experience in China
  • Certified in TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language


Research interests

Having my background in Politics and International Relations, my current research is on the History of International Relations in East Asia under the joint supervision of the School of History and School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS).

Key words for my research are: US-China relations, Security, East Asia, Korean Peninsula

Main Research Focus
  • History of international relations: PhD research topic on Power, Language, and Deterrence: US-China Competition in East Asia in the time frame of post-Cold War era.
  • National security: Collective security, deterrence, and military alliances are closely linked with my current research.
  • Political communication: How the states communicate to justify their actions and decisions is at the heart of my research.
  • Conflict: National level of conflict stem from history is my main research focus.
Other Research Interests
  • Legal aspects of international problems: In order to understand international relations, I have done extensive studies on legal aspects of conflict which includes law of armed conflict and diplomatic law.
  • Human security: With a background of human rights law and activities, my research interest lies on human security and the freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
  • Digital politics: My previous education in communication studies leads me to my research interest in digital politics, especially in both bottom-up and top-down mobilization.