Dr Jason Young is Senior Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington and Director of the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre. His research focuses on Chinese politico-economic and institutional reform, Chinese foreign policy and New Zealand-China relations.
Young is author of China’s Hukou System (Palgrave 2013) and a number of journal articles and chapters in both English and Chinese. He is also a frequent commentator in New Zealand and international media.
Jason spent four years studying Chinese at Fu Jen and Tunghai Universities and travels regularly to China and Asia including as coordinator of the China Field Study exchange programme with China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.
Young was the recipient of a 2013 Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fast Start to investigate investment in rural China.
His current research focuses on Chinese international relations writing on the Belt and Road initiative.