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Zha Daojiong


Dr. Zha Daojiong is a Professor of International Political Economy at the School of International Studies, Peking University, and an expert in Chinese energy policies and food and water security in Asia.


Dr. Zha is also active in consulting with Chinese government agencies, having been invited to join the board of counselors of the Chinese Association for International Understanding (under the administration of Department of International Affairs, the Chinese Communist Party), the China People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs (under the administration of Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (under the administration of Ministry of Foreign Affairs). He is co-author of Building a Neighborly Community: Post Cold War China, Japan, and Southeast Asia and author of The Political Economy of China’s Oil Security. He is also the editor of Chinese Scholars View the World: Non-traditional Security.


Dr. Zha was formerly the Chairman of the Department of International Political Economy at Renmin University and the former Director at the university’s Centre for International Energy Security. He was also the Associate Dean of the Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan, and served as the Programme Director of Contemporary China Studies within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Macao. He has held university teaching posts in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong and Macau. He earned his Doctorate degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


Professor Zha was recently named the inaugural Lowy Institute-Rio Tinto China Analyst Fellow. More information can be found here:,


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