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Zha Daojiong

Zha Daojiong

Zha Daojiong, a Senior Arthur Ross Fellow at the Center on U.S. China Relations at the Asia Society, is a Professor of International Political Economy at Peking University, where he specializes in studying such non-traditional security topics as energy, food, and trans-boundary water use. His recent research interest has expanded to political/societal risk management for Chinese foreign direct investment in developing as well as developed economies. His Area Studies expertise covers Southeast Asia, the trans-Pacific region, and Africa. Zha is the author and editor of several books, including Managing Regional Energy Vulnerabilities in East Asia (Routledge, 2013), Building a Neighborly Community: Post-Cold War China, Japan, and Southeast Asia (Manchester University Press, 2006), The International Political Economy of China’s Oil Supply Security (in Chinese, 2005), and China’s International Relations in the 21st Century: Dynamics of Paradigm Shifts (University Press of America, 2000). He has published dozens of academic articles in refereed journals in English and Chinese. Prior to his tenure at Peking University (since 2007), he taught at the University of Macao, the International University of Japan, and Renmin University of China. Zha studied at the University of Hawaii, where he received his Ph.D. in Political Science.

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12.16.14

What Must China and Japan Do to Get Along in 2015...

ALLEN CARLSON & ZHA DAOJIONG

Last week, Akio Takahara, a professor at the University of Tokyo currently visiting Peking University, wrote a New York Times Op-Ed praising recent diplomatic efforts by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and Chinese President Xi Jinping to deflect power...

Conversation

10.14.14

Will Asia Bank on China...

ZHA DAOJIONG, DAMIEN MA & more

Last week The New York Times reported U.S. opposition to China's plans to launch a regional development bank to rival the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. If, as some say, the the launch is a fait accompli, should Washington focus instead on figuring how how best to...

Conversation

07.31.14

Zhou Yongkang’s Downfall

SEBASTIAN VEG, RODERICK MACFARQUHAR & more

On July 29, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Chinese Communisty Party announced it was investigating ex-security czar Zhou Yongkang “on suspicion of grave violations of discipline.” Zhou, who retired from the Politburo Standing Committee in 2012, is the...

Conversation

07.09.14

The U.S. and China Are At the Table: What’s At Stake...

WILLIAM ADAMS & ZHA DAOJIONG

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are in Beijing this week for the sixth session of the high level bilateral diplomatic exchange known as the Strategic and Economic Dialogue. We asked contributors what's likely to happen and what's at stake.—The...

Conversation

07.01.14

The Debate Over Confucius Institutes PART II

GREGORY B. LEE, MICHAEL HILL & more

Last week, ChinaFile published a discussion on the debate over Confucius Institutes–Chinese language and culture programs affiliated with China’s Ministry of Education—and their role on university campuses. The topic, and several of the responses we posted, resulted in...

Conversation

06.11.14

Is a Declining U.S. Good for China...

ZHA DAOJIONG, GORDON G. CHANG & more

Zha Daojiong:Talk of a U.S. decline is back in vogue. This time, China features more (if not most) prominently in a natural follow-up question: Which country is going to benefit? My answer: certainly not China.Arguably, the first round of “U.S.-in-decline” sentiment emerged...

Conversation

04.30.14

Will China’s Economy Be #1 by Dec. 31? (And Does it Matter...

WILLIAM ADAMS, DAMIEN MA & more

On April 30, data released by the United Nations International Comparison Program showed China’s estimated 2011 purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rate was twenty percent higher than was estimated in 2005. What does this mean? China's economy could become the largest in the...

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01.02.14

Global Development and Investment

ELIZABETH ECONOMY & ZHA DAOJIONG

Framing questions: In what ways do the U.S. and Chinese approaches to development and foreign investment differ? Are they evolving, and how? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each approach both to the investing country and the recipient? In what ways are China and the United...

Viewpoint

12.16.14

What Must China and Japan Do to Get Along in 2015...

ALLEN CARLSON & ZHA DAOJIONG

Last week, Akio Takahara, a professor at the University of Tokyo currently visiting Peking University, wrote a New York Times Op-Ed praising recent diplomatic efforts by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and Chinese President Xi Jinping to deflect power...

Conversation

10.14.14

Will Asia Bank on China...

ZHA DAOJIONG, DAMIEN MA & more

Last week The New York Times reported U.S. opposition to China's plans to launch a regional development bank to rival the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. If, as some say, the the launch is a fait accompli, should Washington focus instead on figuring how how best to...

Conversation

07.31.14

Zhou Yongkang’s Downfall

SEBASTIAN VEG, RODERICK MACFARQUHAR & more

On July 29, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Chinese Communisty Party announced it was investigating ex-security czar Zhou Yongkang “on suspicion of grave violations of discipline.” Zhou, who retired from the Politburo Standing Committee in 2012, is the...

Conversation

07.09.14

The U.S. and China Are At the Table: What’s At Stake...

WILLIAM ADAMS & ZHA DAOJIONG

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew are in Beijing this week for the sixth session of the high level bilateral diplomatic exchange known as the Strategic and Economic Dialogue. We asked contributors what's likely to happen and what's at stake.—The...

Conversation

07.01.14

The Debate Over Confucius Institutes PART II

GREGORY B. LEE, MICHAEL HILL & more

Last week, ChinaFile published a discussion on the debate over Confucius Institutes–Chinese language and culture programs affiliated with China’s Ministry of Education—and their role on university campuses. The topic, and several of the responses we posted, resulted in...

Conversation

06.11.14

Is a Declining U.S. Good for China...

ZHA DAOJIONG, GORDON G. CHANG & more

Zha Daojiong:Talk of a U.S. decline is back in vogue. This time, China features more (if not most) prominently in a natural follow-up question: Which country is going to benefit? My answer: certainly not China.Arguably, the first round of “U.S.-in-decline” sentiment emerged...

Conversation

04.30.14

Will China’s Economy Be #1 by Dec. 31? (And Does it Matter...

WILLIAM ADAMS, DAMIEN MA & more

On April 30, data released by the United Nations International Comparison Program showed China’s estimated 2011 purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rate was twenty percent higher than was estimated in 2005. What does this mean? China's economy could become the largest in the...

Viewpoint

01.02.14

Global Development and Investment

ELIZABETH ECONOMY & ZHA DAOJIONG

Framing questions: In what ways do the U.S. and Chinese approaches to development and foreign investment differ? Are they evolving, and how? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each approach both to the investing country and the recipient? In what ways are China and the United...