Mr. Hong Xu is a Ph.D. candidate at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University (ANU) (from October 2018), a casual research fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalization at Deakin University and a research advisor and instructor at the ViaX PBL Education. He undertook studies in sustainable environmental management and policy at ANU and was award a Master of Environment (advanced) in September 2018. Also, he undertook studies in environmental engineering at Renmin University of China and was awarded a B.E. (Hons) in June 2016.
His research considers how our societies approach sustainable development as an intertwined socio-ecological system can adapt to and benefit from changes based on the underlying power relations and cultural values that are integral to social change and to the institutional dynamics that mediate human-environment relations. His studies focus on investigating the trade-offs issues between conservation and development in China, especially on sustainable hydropower, rural development and environmental governance. His current research scope is focused on the Lancang River in and Yangtze River basins and has conducted a range of field works and online surveys on dam-induced resettlement, fish reserves and poverty alleviation issues in China by collaborating with the Tsinghua University.
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