- Country +
- All Bhutan Mongolia Armenia Bangladesh China India Indonesia Iran Israel Japan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Malaysia Myanmar Nepal Pakistan Singapore South Korea Thailand Philippines Turkey Uzbekistan Vietnam
Ye Rin Churead bio
Ye Rin is a 2018 graduate of Wellesley College with a degree in Economics. Living off of one suitcase for 8 months in 8 countries and 28 cities for work, research, and academics, Ye Rin sourced gastrointestinal medical devices to provide corporate-financed diagnostics services to potential patients pan India; she investigated supply chains of food in San Francisco, Tanzania, India, and Italy, dived into a share-housing start up in Seoul to come up with a business plan to solve urban space usage problems, and met with international state leaders involved in North Korean affairs. Engaged in enterprising environments, Ye Rin is passionate about building the nation of Korea, where she is from. Particularly, she plans to explore infrastructure, education, agriculture, and built-environment solutions leveraging block-chain trust technology between inter-Korea and Southern China. Ye Rin wants to help develop the next generation’s minds and encourage entrepreneurial ventures in the region via these initiatives. At Yenching Academy, Ye Rin explores how the Chinese thought preserved in Chinese classical philosophy runs in continuum to China today, politically, socially, and economically. She is curious about the Chinese ‘way of thinking’ and wants to understand how the Chinese see the world.
Younghyun Jeonread bio
Younghyun Jeon, is a graduate of the Tsinghua University with a Master’s degree in Global Business Journalism. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication from Hanyang University. Besides studying, she worked as a journalist in Hankookilbo, one of the renowned newspaper in Korea. While working for international department she decided to pursue a career as a China specialist and came to China. She also worked in Caixin Media as an intern while pursuing her Master's degree in Tsinghua. She considers participating a Master's degree in Yenching will play a critical role in her future goal to cultivate a global perspective on overall China reporting.
Kangkyu (David) Leeread bio
Kangkyu (David) Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea and currently lives in New York where he works as a Domain Expert at Dataminr. He graduated from Georgetown University with an M.A. in Asian Studies and an A.B in International Affairs from the University of Georgia magna cum laude. Kangkyu also studied as a government-funded JASSO Fellow to conduct research on Japanese foreign policy and domestic politics as an exchange student at Osaka University—here he worked as a teaching and research assistant to Dr. Yoneyuki Sugita. Within the Politics and International Relations concentration, he hopes to utilize his experience working at Washington, DC-based think tanks to investigate the normative role of political psychology, technology, and public opinion on Chinese elite-behavior to brainstorm solutions for contemporary China-IR issues, such as the Thucydides Trap. Kangkyu is a self-professed aficionado of Chinese martial arts films and is enthralled by Chinese urbanization.
Jun-Hyuk (Michael） Leeread bio
Prior to Yenching, Michael Lee was a freelance writer and journalist based in Seoul, South Korea. He has worked with various media organisations, such as the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and NPR. Born in Seoul, Michael read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Oxford, where he graduated in 2015. At Oxford, Michael worked as a news editor for the Oxford Student newspaper. Before university, he lived between the United States, South Korea, and France. Michael's interest in China developed studying Classical Chinese and world history in secondary school in Korea, and by taking a course in International Relations of the Cold War at university. Michael studies Politics and International Relations at the Yenching Academy, particularly regarding how the Chinese tradition of legal mediation has influenced the country's approach to consensus-building and conflict resolution, such as in Sudan.