Ian Wong : Yenching Scholars Program
Ian Wong (Sociology and Economics, ’22) is a Boston native who grew up in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Yenching Academy, he worked full-time in Nagasaki as an English teacher through the JET program. As an undergraduate, Ian served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sino-American Affairs, leading a team of nineteen editors from North America, Europe, and Asia. He has also interned at global consulting firm Albright Stonebridge Group’s China Practice and at the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. At Berkeley, Ian conducted research on superpower technological competition and wrote his honors thesis on social movements and identity formation. At Yenching Academy, Ian intends to analyze regional cooperation and feedback mechanisms in south China’s Greater Bay Area, providing a timely analysis on an exciting region in the making.