Professional Fellows & Professional Associates
Fall 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.

Katsunao Ishii
Professional Fellow, May 21, 2015- May 20, 2016
Editor, General Books Department, Kodansha
Faculty Sponsor: Gerald Curtis
Contact Information: ki2214@columbia.edu
Research Interest: How the "social media revolution" in the United States has changed the media and people's way of thinking

Junxu Li
Professional Fellow, September 1, 2015-January 15, 2016
Managing Director, Huatai Securities
Faculty Sponsor: Xiaobo Lu
Contact Information: jl4531@columbia.edu
Research Interest: Internationalization of Chinese Investment Banks: Achievements, Problems, and Solutions

Takamasa Nakajima
Professional Fellow, September 1, 2015- August 31, 2016
Chief Deputy Director, Criminal Investigation Division, National Tax Agency of Japan (NTA)
Faculty Sponsor: Gerald Curtis
Contact Information: tn2033@columbia.edu
Research Interest: The BEPS Project and Asian Countries: Addressing Global Tax Concern

Naoki Nakazawa
Professional Fellow, August 1, 2015- July 31, 2016
Chief Writer, Yomiuri Shimbun
Faculty Sponsor: Gerald Curtis
Contact Information: nn2371@columbia.edu
Research Interest: The significance of the watchdog style and using real names in American journalism

Yang Weng
Professional Fellow, September 1, 2015- August 31, 2016
Managing Director, Investment Banking Division/ Head of Fixed Income Team
Faculty Sponsor: Xiaobo Lu
Contact Information: yw2776@columbia.edu
Research Interest: Lessons China Can Learn from America's Innovative Practice in Asset Securitization and Real Estate Investment Trust

Nina Xu
Professional Fellow, July 1, 2015- August 31, 2016
Marketing Director, Architectural Digest (AD) Magazine
Faculty Sponsor: Xiaobo Lu
Contact Information: nx2135@columbia.edu
Research Interest: Marketing Localization in China for a Global Brand; Marketing Globalization for a Chinese Domestic Brand


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATES

Boyun Choi
Professional Associate, September 1, 2015-August 31, 2016
Staff Writer, Chosun Ilbo
Faculty Sponsor: Charles Armstrong
Contact Information: bc2654@columbia.edu
Research Interest: Analysis of Cognition and Evaluation on the Leadership of the Korean President Park Geun-hye regarding reunification of the Korean Peninsula

Zhijun Guo
Professional Associate, September 1, 2015- August 31, 2016
Director, International News Dept., China Review News Agency
Faculty Sponsor: Xiaobo Lu
Contact Information: zg2219@columbia.edu
Research Interest: The conflict and balance of the United States Security Strategy for Asia-Pacific and China's new security concept

Bong-Ki Jeon
Professional Associate, September 1, 2015- August 31, 2016
Chief Health & Welfare Reporter, MBC News
Faculty Sponsor: Charles Armstrong
Contact Information: bj2343@columbia.edu
Research Interest: The Influence of Kim Jong-Un's Leadership on North Korean Policies

Sunghoon Kim
Professional Associate, September 1, 2015- December 31, 2015
Government Officer, Republic of Korea
Faculty Sponsor: Charles Armstrong
Contact Information: sk4035@columbia.edu
Research Interest: The Effect of the Relationship between North Korea and the U.S. on the Situation of Northeast Asia & The Role of the U.S. and South Korea's Counterplan for a Unified Korea

Nam Geun Kwon
Professional Associate, August 1, 2015- July 31, 2016
Team Leader, Investigative Reporting Team, The Herald Business
Faculty Sponsor: Charles Armstrong
Contact Information: nk2645@columbia.edu
Research Interest: The Current State of and Development Prospects for Data Journalism through the Intense Case Study of Media in Advanced Nations Including the US

Mizuho Tanaka
Professional Associate, September 1, 2015- August 31, 2016
Director, Hoklea Limited
Faculty Sponsor: Gerald Curtis
Contact Information: mt2942@columbia.edu
Research Interest: How to tap the underutilized potential of its women to galvanize the Japanese economy

Di Wang
Professional Associate, September 1, 2015-February 29, 2016
Director of Greater China Region, Beijing ShengShiHuiXiang Culture & Communication Co.
Faculty Sponsor: Xiaobo Lu
Contact Information: dw2693@columbia.edu
Research Interest: Public relations and brand marketing

Zhiwei Wu
Professional Associate, September 1, 2015-August 31, 2016
Director of Fund SupervisionDepartment, China securities Regulatory Commission, Beijing Bureau
Faculty Sponsor: Xiaobo Lu
Contact Information: zw2349@columbia.edu
Research Interest: Comparative Study on the Regulation of Private Equity in China and in the US

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.

Kai Zhao
Professional Associate, September 1, 2015- February 28, 2016
Director & Deputy Manager, Chief Design Officer, Shanghai Hyp-arch Architectural Design Consultant Inc.
Faculty Sponsor: Xiaobo Lu
Contact Information: kz2256@columbia.edu
Research Interest: Ideal Residential Neighborhood Construction for Evolving China: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

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