News Release

Ninth Class of Visiting Fellows Joins Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies

September 7, 2006

Brookings President Strobe Talbott announced today the arrival of five new visiting fellows at the Brookings Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS). This year’s fellows, who will participate in the Center’s ten-month research program, come from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.

“I am delighted to welcome the ninth class of CNAPS visiting fellows to Brookings,” said Talbott. “We’re proud of this program, which has established itself both here in Washington and in the region. The latest group of fellows meets the high standards of its predecessors. I’m sure that the policy community will benefit from the fellows’ presence here at Brookings and that the work they do here will represent a contribution on both sides of the Pacific.”

CHU SHULONG (CHINA) will consider the need for the development of a stable structural pattern for U.S.-China-Japan trilateral relations, desirable for all three nations and the entire East Asian region, especially in the upcoming years of China’s rise. Dr. Chu is Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of International and Strategic Development Studies for the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing. schu@brookings.edu, or 202/797-2489.

LIU FU-KUO (TAIWAN) will conduct research on the impact of a new Asian regionalism, combined with recent strategic evolution, on U.S. policy in Asia. He will identify any new prospects for cross-Strait development that might emerge as a result. Dr. Liu is currently an Associate Research Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor at National Chengchi University’s Institute of International Relations. fliu@brookings.edu, or 202/797-2488.

MASAHIRO MATSUMURA (JAPAN) will explore Japan’s state identity vis-à-vis China’s rise and will look at related emerging strategic realities in East Asia. Dr. Matsumura is a Professor of International Politics on the Faculty of Law and Political Science of St. Andrew’s University in Osaka. mmatsumura@brookings.edu, or 202/797-4365.

PARK HYEONG JUNG (KOREA) will research discord and concord in ROK-U.S. relations regarding the North Korea challenge, focusing on structural factors, and will propose improvements in the management of the relationship with the goal of contributing to the construction of a joint ROK-U.S. strategy toward North Korea. Dr. Park is a Senior Research Fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification. hjpark@brookings.edu, or 202/797-4390.

RIKKIE L K YEUNG (HONG KONG) will research the emergence of new media and their effects on civil society in Hong Kong and the U.S. Dr. Yeung is Director of SynergyNet, Director of Y M Yeung Consulting Limited, Director of Computancy Limited, and a radio program host for Radio Television of Hong Kong. ryeung@brookings.edu, or 202/797-6092.

Established in 1998, CNAPS promotes research, analysis, and outreach designed to enhance policy development and understanding on the pressing political, economic, and security issues facing Northeast Asia. As the Center’s flagship program, the Visiting Fellows Program offers mid-career fellowships that bring up to six fellows from Northeast Asia to conduct research and interact with the U.S. policymaking and academic communities. Under the direction of Dr. Richard Bush, CNAPS also sponsors an array of policy-oriented seminars, roundtables, discussions, and publications.

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