News Release

Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings Welcomes New Class of Visiting Fellows

March 7, 2014

Washington, D.C. — The Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) at Brookings today announced its spring 2014 class of visiting fellows. Over the next three months, the CEAP fellows – from China, Korea and Taiwan – will conduct research on China’s economic and security policies.

“We are excited to welcome this accomplished group of CEAP visiting fellows,” said Richard C. Bush, the director of the Center on East Asia Policy Studies.  “With their professional expertise and research at Brookings, we are confident they will contribute significantly to the understanding of complex policy areas.”

In its sixteenth year, the CEAP Fellowship Program hosts two classes of academics, business executives, and foreign policy practitioners annually. While at Brookings, the visiting fellows conduct individual research projects on set themes, which change each year. The research topic for the 2013-2014 fellowship year focuses on issues related to China’s economic and security policies. The spring 2014 fellows will be in residence at Brookings from March through June.

The spring CEAP visiting fellows are:

Jaewoo Choo, professor of Chinese foreign policy at Kyung Hee University. Dr. Choo’s research interests include Chinese foreign policy, China-North Korea relations, and Northeast Asian cooperation and security. Dr. Choo’s research paper for the fellowship is tentatively titled “Managing a Rising China for Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia.” 

JoAnn Fan, venture capitalist and board director at the Cheng-An Investment Company. Ms. Fan’s areas of interest include cross-Strait trade and investment, as well as venture capitalism and entrepreneurship in the Greater China region. While at CEAP, Ms. Fan will research a paper tentatively titled, “The Chinese Economy Shifts to a Lower Gear: Rationale, Prospects and Implications.” 

Zhu Feng, professor in the School of International Studies at Peking University and executive director of the Collaborative Innovation Center for South China Sea Studies at Nanjing University.  Dr. Zhu is a leading expert on Chinese security policy and writes extensively on regional security in East Asia, North Korea nuclear issues, and U.S.-China relations. Dr. Zhu’s CEAP working paper is titled “The Japan Paradox in U.S.-China Relations.” 

Established in 1998, CEAP promotes research, analysis, and exchange and is designed to enhance policy development and understanding on issues facing East Asia. The Visiting Fellows Program, the Center’s flagship initiative, brings up to eight mid-career professionals from Northeast Asia to Brookings each year to conduct research and interact with the U.S. policymaking and academic communities. Under the direction of Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Bush, CEAP also sponsors an array of policy-oriented seminars, discussions, and publications, including the Brookings East Asia Commentary and the East Asia Policy Paper series.

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