Dr. Daojiong Zha (查道炯) is a professor of international political economy in the School of International Studies, Peking University. He specializes in studying non-traditional security issues in China’s foreign relations, with a particular focus on energy, food, and trans-boundary water issues. His recent research interest has expanded to political risk management for Chinese investments overseas, which took him on field trips to Africa, Australia, and Southeast Asia. He also served on advisory boards of the China Chapter of Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, Chinese Association for International Understanding, China-USA Friendship Association, and China-Myanmar Friendship Association.
Additionally, he has authored and edited six academic books, including “Chinese Investment Overseas: case studies on environmental and social risks” (Peking University Press, 2014), in addition to dozens of journal articles. He also served on guest research and teaching positions in Australia, Japan, the United States, Singapore and the Hong Kong Special Administrative region. He holds a Doctoral degree in political science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.