Dr Tat Yan Kong
BA (Newcastle) MPhil DPhil (Oxon)
Postgraduate Exam Board Chair
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Academic Staff, Centre of Korean Studies
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Tat Yan Kong (BA Newcastle upon Tyne, MPhil and DPhil Oxford) is Reader in Comparative Politics & Development Studies at SOAS, University of London and Co-Director of the London Asia Pacific Centre for Social Science.
His research focuses on comparative political economy (models of development, varieties of capitalism, socialist to market transitions) with particular reference to East Asia. He is also interested in security issues on the Korean Peninsula.
He is the author of The Politics of Economic Reform in South Korea: A Fragile Miracle (London and New York: Routledge, 2000). His other publications include articles in journals such as Political Studies, British Journal of Political Science, Economy & Society, Politics & Society, Review of International Political Economy, New Political Economy, and The Pacific Review.
Dr Kong served as the Head of the Department of Politics & International Studies at SOAS (2006-10). He has also given evidence on East Asian affairs to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. He welcomes PhD applications in the comparative politics, international politics and political economy of East Asia (especially applications with reference to the Korean Peninsula).
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- Northeast Asian politics: Japan, Korea and Taiwan
- Politics of Globalisation and Development in Asia and Africa
- Politics of development
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Kong, Tat Yan (2000) The Politics of Economic Reform in South Korea. A Fragile Miracle. London: Routledge.
Edited Books or Journal Volumes
Kim, Dae-Hwan and Kong, Tat Yan, eds. (1996) The Korean Peninsula in Transition. London; New York: St Antony's-Macmillan/St Martin's.
Kong, Tat Yan (2012) 'Neo-Liberal Restructuring in South Korea Before and After the Crisis.' In: Chang, Kyung-Sup and Fine, Ben and Weiss, Linda, (eds.), Developmental Politics in Transition: The Neoliberal Era and Beyond. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 235-253. (Macmillan IPE Series)
Kong, Tat Yan (2003) 'Politics, the State and Business in the Democratic Transition of South Korea'.' In: Amann, E and Chang, Ha-Joon, (eds.), Economic Crisis and Restructuring: Brazil and South Korea. London: ILAS, pp. 202-221.
Kong, Tat Yan (2002) 'Regime Change in South Korea.' In: Kim, Hyuk-Rae, (ed.), Korean Studies Forum. Seoul: Yonsei University Press, pp. 111-137.
Kong, Tat Yan (1997) 'Democratization and Its Aftermath: Transition and Continuity in South Korea.' In: Kim, Dae Hwan and Kong, Tat Yan, (eds.), The Korean Peninsula in Transition. Macmillan, pp. 91-115.
Kong, Tat Yan (1996) 'The Origins of Democratization and Economic Liberalization in South Korea.' In: Nonnemans, Gerd, (ed.), Economic and Political Liberalization: Linkages and Dynamics in International Comparative Perspective. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, pp. 229-244.
Kong, Tat Yan (2014) 'The Political Obstacles to economic Reform in North Korea: The Ultra Cautious Strategy in Comparative Perspective.' The Pacific Review, 27 (1). pp. 73-96.
Kong, Tat Yan (2013) 'From Late-Industrialisation to Globalisation: The Hybridisation of Labour Relations Among Leading South Korean Firms.' New Political Economy, 18 (5). pp. 625-652.
Kong, Tat Yan (2012) 'Cooperation in Unlikely Settings: The Rise of Cooperative Labor Relations Among Leading South Korean Firms.' Politics & Society, 40 (3). pp. 425-452.
Kong, Tat Yan (2011) 'Pathways to Cooperation: The Transformation of Labour Relations Among Leading South Korean Firms.' Economy & Society, 40 (1). pp. 56-83.
Kong, Tat Yan (2006) 'Globalization and Labour Market Reform: Patterns of Response in Northeast Asia.' British Journal of Political Science, 36 (2). pp. 359-383.
Kong, Tat Yan (2006) 'Labor and Globalization: Locating the Northeast Asian Newly Industrializing Countries.' Review of International Political Economy, 13 (1). pp. 103-28.
Kong, Tat Yan (2005) 'Labour and Neo-Liberal Globalization in South Korea and Taiwan.' Modern Asian Studies, 39 (1). pp. 163-198.
Kong, Tat Yan (2004) 'Corruption and the Effect of Regime Type: the Case of Taiwan.' New Political Economy, 9 (3). pp. 341-364.
Kong, Tat Yan (2004) 'Neo-Liberalization and Incorporation in Advanced Newly Industrialized Countries: A View from South Korea.' Political Studies, 52 (1). pp. 19-42.
Kong, Tat Yan (2000) 'Power Alternation in South Korea.' Government and Opposition, 35 (3). pp. 370-391.
Kong, Tat Yan (1996) 'Corruption and its Institutional Foundations: The Experience of South Korea.' Institute of Development Studies Bulletin, 7 (2). pp. 48-55.
Kong, Tat Yan (1995) 'From Relative Autonomy to Consensual Development: The Case of South Korea.' Political Studies, 43 (4). pp. 630-634.
Kong, Tat Yan (2008) North Korea's Nuclear Capacity and the Path of Reform. Written Evidence for the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee Tenth Report, Global Security: Japan and Korea. London: UK Parliament House of Commons Select Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Kong, Tat Yan (2006) Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula: The North Korean Nuclear Issue. Written Evidence for the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee Seventh Report: East Asia, Vol. 2. London: UK Parliament: House of Commons Select Committee on Foreign Affiars.
Kong, Tat Yan (2013) Rear Vision. North Korea: The History of Its Relationship with the US and with Nuclear Weapons. Australia Broadcasting Corporation. [Audio]
Kong, Tat Yan (2006) Rear Vision: North Korea. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. [Audio]