Dr Jason Young


Jason Young is Senior Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, Research Fellow at the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre and Adjunct Research Fellow for the Centre for Oceanian Studies at Sun Yat-sen University. His research interests focus on Chinese politico-economic reform, agricultural development and socioeconomic change in rural China, Chinese foreign policy, East Asian regional integration and New Zealand-China relations. Jason is author of China’s Hukou System (Palgrave 2013) and a number of journal articles and chapters in both English and Chinese as well as a frequent commentator in New Zealand and international media. Jason is currently conducting a Marsden Fast Start research project on investing in rural China supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand. He is also the academic coordinator for the short course exchange program with China University of Political Science and Law and the Joint Program with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.