Zha Daojiong is Professor of International Political Economy in the School of International Studies, Peking University. He specialises in issues such as energy, food and water, with particular focus on how these pertain to China, as well as political-economic relations between China and its neighbours. Zha is first author of Building a Neighbourly Community: Post-Cold War China, Japan, and Southeast Asia (Manchester University Press, 2006), sole author of The International Political Economy of China’s Oil Supply Security (in Chinese, 2005), editor of Chinese Scholars View the World: Non-Traditional Security (in Chinese, 2006). He is also a frequent contributor to refereed academic journals both in and outside China. Zha holds a doctoral degree in political science from the University of Hawaii. He has held university teaching posts in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong and Macau.