정종호 교수는 현재 서울대학교 국제대학원 교수로 재직 중이며, 서울대학교 인류학과를 졸업하고 미국 예일대학교에서 중국지역 전공으로 박사학위를 받았다. 중국 베이징대학교 방문학자, 미국 하바드-옌칭 연구소 방문학자, 서울대학교 중국연구소 소장, 서울대학교 국제협력본부장, 현대중국학회 회장 등을 역임하였다. 중국의 도시화와 농민공 문제, 사영기업가와 시민사회, 소프트파워 등을 연구하였으며, 개혁기 중국의 국가-사회관계 변화가 주요 연구분야이다.
Jong-Ho Jeong is a Professor of China Area Studies. Professor Jeong is the former Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University. He has served as the Dean for International Affairs at Seoul National University from December 2012 until July 2015 and as the Director of the SNU Institute for China Studies from September 2014 until August 2016. He has also served as a member of board of directors, Seoul National University Foundation and as the President of the Korean Association for Contemporary Chinese Studies. Professor Jeong graduated from Seoul National University with B.A. (1987) and M.A. (1990), received his Ph.D. (2000) in Anthropology (China) from Yale University, and was a visiting scholar at Peking University, China and the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University. His publications have focused on the restructuring state-society relations in contemporary urban China. His research interests include social change and social stratification, internal and international migration, social capital and native-place networks, private sector Party-building in China, the rise of China’s soft power, changing local identity and Chinese nationalism.