Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow & Head of the ISDP China Office

Before joining the Institute of South Asian Studies at Sichuan University, Dr. Dai has a good record of research and publication on international and regional cooperation, including legal affairs and management of overseas companies. He has worked as trade representative for an International Cooperation company; journalist & editor of international affairs for the press; manager of R&D and training in securities companies; vice president of an investment company; legal advisor of law firms; business development analyst; and project coordinator in energy MNC in Canada. He also visited and studied at the University of British Columbia and University of Calgary in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Dr. Dai stayed at ISDP as a guest researcher from May to November 2014, focusing on Geopolitics Strategy, Energy Strategy and Major Powers Game in Myanmar.

Dr. Dai worked on international contracting & international trade in South Asia from 1986 to 1997, in charge of bidding and management of loan programs granted by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. In recent years, Dr. Dai has broadened his research to encompass international relations, world politics, regional security and crisis management, with a special focus on Great Powers’ Game in Southeast Asia (Myanmar); China’s Energy Strategy and Geopolitical Strategy; Political Party Disputes and Democratic Politics in South Asia; leading roles of local governments in promoting China-SAARC; and China-ASEAN regional cooperation.

Currently, Dr. Dai is research professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies, Sichuan University, a key research institute of humanities and social science in China. He is the author of several books and dozens of research papers and also the leader and coordinator of several national, provincial and municipal projects.

Publications by Dai Yonghong 戴永红