Zoe Wang holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Sydney. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on natural resource management and rural development in China, with a political ecology approach. Before joining the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, Zoe taught environmental politics and policy at the Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong. Zoe's PhD project addressed how environmental NGOs play their part in China’s environmental and development issues, particularly in the context of rural resource use, which has been central to livelihoods of rural populations. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in south-west China and her research often uses political ecology as the conceptual framework. Prior to PhD study, she worked as an associate researcher, providing policy recommendations on climate change and renewable energy for the Taiwanese government. She also has experience researching social forestry in Sri Lanka.
Institute of Australian Geographers.
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