Jiarong (Vincent) Fan was born and raised in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China. He received his bachelor’s degree at Emory University with double majors in Film & Media and East Asian Studies. He used to be a member of Halle Institute of Global Research at Emory and co-founder of Emory Global China Summit. Currently he is interested in a variety of topics including culture (especially film and media), industry policies and strategies in Japan, transregional diplomatic relations in East Asia, as well as ethnic problems in China. Vincent is also passionate about language studies and is currently striving to improve his fluency in Japanese. In his spare time, he loves watching Japanese and Korean films and TV series, as well as reading scholarly publications related to East Asia. He also enjoys photography and making short films.