Professor Zhu Ling Zhu
Professor Zhu Ling has a visiting appointment as Asia Scholar at the University of Melbourne, and is based in the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies. She is a Member of the Academy and former Deputy Director of the Institute of Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. She sits on several policy advisory committees of the State Council, including the Advisory Committee to the Leading Group for Poverty Reduction (since 2010) and the Theoretical Economics Group of the Academic Degrees Committee (2003-2013). She has also held advisory positions in international development agencies: eg since 2011 she has been a Board member of UN University-WIDER, and was a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Food Policy Research Institute (2006-2012).
Her research interests are in economic development, especially rural development, poverty and social protection in China. Since 2013 she has authored or co-authored six books and numerous articles, including Food Security and Social Protection for the Rural Poor in China (Routledge, 2017), and Removing Obstacles for the Development of Farmers and Herders: Case Studies from the Eastern Tibetan Plateau (Social Sciences Academic Press, 2014).