Professional Fellows & Professional Associates
Spring 2015

PROFESSIONAL FELLOWS

Yijing Chen
Professional Fellow, June 2015 – February 2016
Director, Video & Interactive Development; Automobile Channel, Sina Corporation
Faculty Sponsor: Xiaobo Lu
Contact Information: yc3131@columbia.edu
Research Interest: Explore trends and mechanisms in the dissemination and commercialization of internet video in American social media.

Feng Guo
Professional Fellow, September 2014 – August 2015
Deputy Diretor, China Social Sciences Academic Press
Faculty Sponsor: Xiaobo Lü
Contact Information: fg2352@columbia.edu
Research Interest: The differences in information disclosure between Chinese and American listed companies

Mei (Linda) He
Professional Fellow, September 2014 – August 2015
President, Wailian Overseas Consulting Group
Faculty Sponsor: Xiaobo Lü
Contact Information: mh3515@columbia.edu Research Interest: To study why affluent Chinese immigrants are investing in the United States

Katsunao Ishii
Professional Fellow, May 2015 – May 2016
Editor, G2 Magazine
Faculty Sponsor: Gerald Curtis
Contact Information: ki2214@columbia.edu
Research Interest: How the "social media revolution" in the United States changed media and people’s way of thinking.

Hiroyoshi Itabashi
Professional Fellow, July 2014 – July 2015
Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun
Faculty Sponsor: Gerald Curtis
Contact Information: hi2175@columbia.edu
Research Interest: Research methods used for investigative reporting

Naoki Matsuda
Senior Visiting Research Associate, September 2013 – August 2015
Professor, National Tax College
Faculty Sponsor: Myron L. Cohen
Contact Information: nm2766@columbia.edu
Research Interest: Japanese Tax Law, International Tax Law, and Tax Accounting and Administration

Naoki Nakazawa
Professional Fellow, August 2015 – July 2016
Chief Writer, Yomiuri Shimbun Corporation
Faculty Sponsor: Xiaobo Lu
Contact Information: nn2371@columbia.edu
Research Interest: The significance of the “watchdog” style and using real names in American journalism.

Masatomo Norikyo
Professional Fellow, July 2014 – July 2015
Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun
Faculty Sponsor: Gerald Curtis
Contact Information: mn2687@columbia.edu
Research Interest: Experiences of US military units of Japanese ancestry during World War II


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATES

Deuk Hwan Kim
Professional Associate | November 2014 – October 2015
Counsellor, The Embassy of the Republic of Korea
Faculty Sponsor: Charles Armstrong
Contact Information: dk2850@columbia.edu
Research Interest: The future direction of tripartite cooperation: Korea, China and Japan

Sangyul Lee
Professional Associate, September 2014 – August 2015
Reporter, Korea Economic Daily
Faculty Sponsor: Charles Armstrong
Contact Information: sl3732@columbia.edu
Research Interest: The credit rating system

Junho Maeng
Professional Associate, September 2014 – August 2015
Assistant Editor, The Seoul Economic Daily
Faculty Sponsor: Charles Armstrong
Contact Information: jhm2158@columbia.edu
Research Interest: The effect the change in the US car market has on the Korean industries

Hyejin Song
Professional Associate, September 2014 – August 2015
Staff Writer, The Chosun Ilbo
Faculty Sponsor: Charles Armstrong
Contact Information: hs2824@columbia.edu
Research Interest: The effect of government policies on fashion and design

Qian Zhang
Professional Associate, May 2015 – July 2016
Principal Staff Member, China Council for the Promotion of the Internet
Faculty Sponsor: Xiaobo Lu
Contact Information: qz2248@columbia.edu
Research Interest: The application of new media in the transformation for government.

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