Zhang has been dedicated to the study of criminology, particularly immigrant crimes caused by cultural differences, for 30 years. He worked at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a think tank affiliated with the State Council of China, for 10 years before moving to Japan, where he specialized in the study of crimes committed by Chinese immigrants in Japan from a global perspective and explored new ways of dealing with the cultural conflicts between the two nations. The research led to him writing the book “Crime of Foreigners in Japan,” which won the Sixth Kikuta Criminology Award. After returning to China in 2004, he gained extensive experience dealing with cultural conflicts by participating in and initiating many national research projects that provided the government with theories and solutions of practical significance.
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