Zhou Fang was born in Zhejiang Province and received her B.A. degree in History from Renmin University of China with honors. During her freshman and sophomore years, she participated in and led the Department of History’s debate team. She was the minister of the propaganda department for the Youth League Committee and worked for the campus newspaper as well as the department magazine. In her junior year, she studied as an exchange student at National Taiwan University, during which she developed her interest in East Asian Studies. Not only is she willing to involve herself in volunteer work and social enterprises in this region, but she is also curious about East Asia’s path of modernization from pre-modern to modern times. She hopes to further explore the nature and culture of East Asian societies and enjoys her intellectual journey to better understand China’s past and present, from regional and global perspectives.