Dr. Baohua Zheng is the Director of the Rural Development Institute, part of the Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences. He graduated from Yunnan University in 1986 and then received master degree from University of the Philippines with scholarship support from the Ford Foundation in 1994. He received a doctorate degree from Yunnan University in 2011. His research and project work focus predominantly on land tenure and resource management and a number of his research projects have benefited from support from the Ford Foundation and RBF.