ZHENG Lu is Associate Professor of Sociology and RONG Professor of Data Science in Tsinghua University. His current research projects focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR), venture capital (VC) syndicate networks, corporate political embeddedness, and social governance reforms in China. Dr. Zheng’s academic papers have appeared in Strategical Management Journal, British Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Social Science Research, China Quarterly, Research in Political Sociology, Information Processing and Management, and Shehuixue Yanjie (Sociological Research, the top sociological journal in Mainland China), etc.
His books include Data you need to know about China: Research Report of China Household Finance Survey (2014, Springer) and Social Network Analysis: Methods and Examples (2017, SAGE Publications). Dr. Zheng’s research has won international and national best paper awards across several disciplines, including one from Shehuixue Yanjiu in 2004, one from the International Association of Chinese Management Research (IACMR) in 2012, and one from the Chinese Journalism and Communication Association in 2018.