Dr Zha Daojiong is the Rio Tinto China Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy.
He is a professor of international political economy at the School of International Studies at Peking University. He specialises in non-traditional security issues such as energy, food, and water and is active in consultations with a wide range of government, business, and academic bodies interested in how China relates to the rest of the world.
He is editor of Managing Regional Energy Vulnerabilities in East Asia (Routledge, 2012), first author of Building a Neighborly Community: Post Cold War China, Japan, and Southeast Asia (Manchester University Press, 2006), author of The Political Economy of China's Oil Security (China Modern World Press, 2005), and editor of Chinese Scholars View the World: Non-traditional Security (China New World Press, 2006). Professor Zha has also published dozens of refereed articles.
He obtained a doctorate in political science from the University of Hawaii and has held teaching and research positions in Japan, the United States, Hong Kong, and Singapore.