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  • Ngjunyang Junyang Ng

    Junyang Ng

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  • Noh Minjoo Noh

    Minjoo Noh

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  • Odota Joel Odota

    Joel Odota

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  • Qiangwilliam William Qiang

    William Qiang

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    William Qiang studied Economics and Biomedical Engineering at Yale University. He is an associate at China Europe International Business School Publishing Group – the media affiliate of China’s top-ranked business school – where, among other topics, he examines the economic and political implications of new advances in technology. Leveraging his bicultural heritage and multidisciplinary background, William co-founded the Sanren Society, a group of young political philosophers and thinkers interested in understanding the systemic changes necessary to promote a peaceful prosperous world. His long-term aspiration is to help build an international regulatory body coordinating efforts to monitor and reduce A.I. risk.

  • Qujennifer Jennifer Qu

    Jennifer Qu

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  • Reilly Jessica Reilly

    Jessica Reilly

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    Jessica graduated with first class honours from Emmanuel College, the University of Cambridge, where she was also elected President of her Student Union. After completion of her first degree, she worked as a strategy consultant before beginning a postgraduate course in Chinese studies at SOAS University in London. Her current thesis investigates the influence of corporates in the pharmaceutical industry on the Chinese domestic health market. Jessica grew up between the U.S., the UK and Singapore. Her numerous internships, including with the British Foreign Office’s Chevening Scholarship, inspired her interest in diplomacy and cross-cultural communication. At the Yenching Academy, Jessica is pursuing Politics and International Relations as her research area. She hopes to focus further on the role of transnational corporations in the global policy environment, and more specifically on Anglo-Chinese bilateral ties.

  • Reilsebastian Sebastian Johannes Reil

    Sebastian Johannes Reil

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    Sebastian Reil, who was born and raised in Germany, is currently finishing a Master’s degree in International Economics and Business as well as an Honour’s Master’s degree in Leadership at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His two long-term passions are the rise of Asia and innovation. After High School, Sebastian worked for one year in a development assistance project in Vietnam. He did his undergraduate studies in economics at Heidelberg University specializing in economic development and growth. During this time, he also spent one semester at National Taiwan University in Taipei studying Chinese language and East Asian economic development. Besides his studies, he gained extensive work experience in the innovation economy from a startup, corporate and public sector perspective. He worked, amongst other things, on innovation strategy at the start-up unit of the German industrial giant Siemens and graduated from an open innovation accelerator where he was developing smart traffic solutions for the city of Tel Aviv. In his free time, he contributes to the NGO Refugee Cities which aims to expand the options for displaced people by promoting special status settlements. At Yenching Academy Sebastian wants to deepen his understanding of China and the Chinese language as well as study the economic development of China and China’s emerging role as an innovator with the aim to become a connector between Chinese and Western innovation.

  • Riseley James Ellison Riseley

    James Ellison Riseley

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    James Riseley is an Australian citizen who studied for his BA in Politics and International Studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, from 2014 to 2017. Much of his undergraduate study was in the history of political thought - a field that Cambridge has pioneered – though during that time he also cultivated interests in global ethics and comparative politics. In his third year, he completed a dissertation on the politics and the broader theoretical significance of Australia’s former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. While at Cambridge, James also engaged in a wide range of activities – from debating, to being the Mental Health and Disabilities’ Officer on his college’s students’ union, to standup – and he hopes to engage broadly with student life in Beijing as well. At the Yenching Academy, James intends to take the Politics and International Relations track. His hope is to acquire a general understanding of contemporary Chinese politics and political economy, but also to work on specific projects related to the history of Chinese political thought and current-day Chinese energy policy and reform. James is looking forward to applying the methods he acquired at Cambridge to the history of Chinese political thought, as well as engaging in dialogue with Chinese practitioners of political thought in order to reflect on how that field of study is approached in a different intellectual and cultural context. 

  • Romeo Dominic Joseph Romeo

    Dominic Joseph Romeo

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  • Romero SáNchez-Herrero Teresa Romero Sánchez-Herrero

    Teresa Romero Sánchez-Herrero

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    Teresa Romero Sánchez-Herrero, from Spain, is a Fine Arts graduate from the University Complutense of Madrid. After her graduation in 2014 she worked for over two years at Veremonte, an investment company based in London whose aim is to create and promote sustainability projects around the globe. In her role as Head of Communications and Image Teresa participated in the enterprise FIA Formula E Championship and in the development of QEV, both projects dedicated to the promotion of electric vehicles on a worldwide scale with a special focus on China. During this time, she pursued higher studies in Professional Photography, and in Business Management through the British Open University. Having received a bilingual education in English and Spanish, Teresa is an avid language learner, proficient in French and currently studying Mandarin Chinese, including a short-term course at the Shanghai International Studies University in 2016. She is also passionate about social justice, and particularly about sustainability, gender issues, and the development of education. As a voluntary worker for the Spanish Association Against Cancer Teresa has carried out many didactic initiatives, most notably an English language learning program for adults in need of labor insertion, and an equivalent one for children. At the Yenching Academy she plans to explore the economic, social and artistic aspects of the Chinese culture while pursuing Economics and Management as her research area, with the aim of contributing to communication and understanding in the business relations between China and the West.