Published twice a year and managed by graduate students, the Yonsei Journal of International Studies (YJIS), known alternatively by the acronym PEAR (Papers, Essays, and Reviews), is a peer-reviewed graduate journal of international studies at Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies in association with the Center for International Studies and Yonsei University Press, the first of its kind in both Korea and East Asia. The Yonsei Journal of International Studies has been selected as a sponsored journal by the Korean International Studies Association in an effort to contribute to the development of International Studies in Korea. The journal began as a joint effort between then Dean Chung Min Lee and five graduate students in December of 2008. All envisioned a canvas of sorts for students at the Graduate School of International Studies to express themselves academically, while at the same time receiving invaluable experience and feedback for their work. Located on the 5th floor of New Millennium Hall at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, YJIS strives to be the utmost academic voice for graduate students not only in Korea, but in all of East Asia.