The Visiting Fellows Program, the flagship initiative of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP), is a competitive, residential fellowship that brings mid-career professionals from East Asia to Brookings each year to carry out substantive research and interact with a wide range of actors in the Washington policy community, from U.S. government officials and foreign diplomats to journalists and scholars of U.S. Asia relations.
Current Visiting Fellows
CEAP is currently hosting its seventeenth class of visiting fellows whose research will focus on “generational change in East Asia and its implications for domestic and external policy.”
Country of origin: Taiwan
Position while VF: Associate Professor of Political Science, National Taiwan University
Brookings research topic: “The Rise of the Internet and Changing Political Participation in East Asia”
Min-Hua Huang is an associate professor of Political Science at the National Taiwan University. His research interests include cross-national public opinion research, democratization, and Asian politics. Previously, Dr. Huang held positions as senior research fellow at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Institute of Art and Humanities (2012-2013); Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University (2008-2012); Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University (2005-2008); Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Political Science, National Sun Yat-Sen University (2005-2008); and Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, National Chengchi University (2004-2005). Dr. Huang earned his PhD from the University of Michigan, his MA from the National Sun Yat-Sen University, and his bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University.
While at Brookings, Dr. Huang will be working on a research paper titled “The Rise of the Internet and Changing Political Participation in East Asia.” As advanced telecommunications technology become more prevalent in our daily lives, it is inevitable that it will affect our civic engagement and political participation. Dr. Huang will be looking at how these effects play out in East Asia. In particular he will be examining the extent to which the changing mode of social communication affects people’s capacity to organize in different political contexts and the conditions under which internet technology might facilitate effective political mobilization.
Country of origin: Korea
Position while VF: Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Hong Kong
Brookings research topic: “A New Political Force? The Political Economy of Youth Unemployment in South Korea”
Injoo Sohn is an associate professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. Trained as a political scientist and East Asia specialist, Dr. Sohn’s research interests include Asian regional integration, Chinese foreign policy, and global economic governance. In the past he has been a global fellow for the Korea Foundation Global Seminar (2012), a commissioner for the Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform (2009), a fellow for the Salzburg Global Seminar (2008), and a consultant for the UN Conference on Trade and Development (2006), as well as a visiting research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai Institute for International Studies, and the Universities Service Center for China Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2004). Dr. Sohn earned his PhD and MA from the George Washington University and his BA from Seoul National University. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship with the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program.