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Angela Tritto


IEMS Research Areas

Areas of Specialisation

Environmental Management Practices; Energy Policies and Energy Investments; China's Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia; Heritage and World Heritage Management

Short Bio

Angela Tritto is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Division of Public Policy and a Postdoctoral Fellow jointly appointed by the Institute of Emerging Market Studies and by the Division of Social Science.  She is currently working on three interrelated research projects on the Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia. Her research interests include management of innovation, environmental policies and technologies, heritage management, and sustainable development. She recently published several works in collaboration with a team of international scholars on the sustainability of the Belt and Road Initiative. Her past publications examine environmental innovations and the role of institutions in the management of World Heritage Sites in China and Malaysia. She holds a PhD from City University of Hong Kong. 

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Tritto, A. (2021). China’s Maritime Silk Road: from perceptions to realities in Indonesia’s coal power sector, Energy Strategy Review s, 34, March. .

Tritto, A., He, Y., and Junaedi, V. (2020). Governing the Gold Rush into Emerging Markets: A Case Study of Indonesia’s Regulatory Responses to the Expansion of Chinese-backed Online P2P Lending, Journal of Financial Innovation , 6(51), .

Camba, A., Tritto, A., Sibilan, M. (2020). From the Postwar Era to Intensified Chinese Intervention: Variegated Extractive Regimes in the Philippines and Indonesia. The Extractive Industries and Society, 7 (3), pp. 1054 -1065. .

Tritto, A. (2020). Environmental management practices in hotels at World Heritage Sites, Journal of Sustainable Tourism , 28(11), 1911-1931. DOI: .

Hughes, A., Lechner, A., Chitov, A., Horstmann, A., Hinsley, A., Tritto, A., Chariton, A., Li, B., Wang, C., Ganapin, D., Simonov, E., Morton, K., Toktomushev, K., Foggin, M., Tan-Mullins, M., Orr, M., Griffiths, R., Nash, R., Brooks, T., Perkin, S., Glémet, R., Kim , M. , Yu, D. (2020). Horizon Scan of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Trends in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: .

Talamini, G. and Tritto, A. (2020). Conserving a valley system. The effectiveness of the Shaxi Rehabilitation Project and its potential to be a model for the conservation of Chinese agricultural heritage, Historic Environment Policy and Practice. DOI: .

Book & book chapters

Tritto, A., Silaban, M., and Camba, A. Indonesia: the infrastructural state hedging amongst rivals. In: Di Carlo, J. and Schindler, S. The infrastructural state. Polity Press [ invited contributor, publication in 2021 ].

Camba, A., Cruz, J., Magat, J., and Tritto, A. Explaining the Belt and Road in the Philippines: Elite Consolidation, the Kaliwa Dam, and Online Gambling Investments. In: Liow, J. C. Hong, L., and Xue, G., Research Handbook on the Belt and Road Initiative . Edward Elgar Publishing [ forthcoming, 2021 ].

Tritto, A. and Wijayanto, P. The Maritime Silk Road: tourism, heritage, symbols, and the people-to-people dimension in Indonesia [ Submitted for the conference titled Heritage Conservation along the Belt and Road Zones: Between Politics and Professionalism, to be published as an edited book chapter ].

Tritto, A., De Ascaniis, S. Adukaite, A. Potential and implications for destination management of online travel reviews’ argumentative analysis: The case of domestic and international tourism market in Jiuzhaigou National Park China. In: L. Cantoni and S. De Ascaniis. Heritage, Tourism, and Technology . Edward Elgar. [ forthcoming, also published in TTRA conference proceedings and used in a MOOC on sustainable tourism by USI Lugano].

Lechner, A. M., Tan, C. M., Tritto, A., Horstmann, A., Teo, H. C., Owen, J., Campos-Arceiz, A. (2019). Environmental impacts of BRI in Southeast Asia , Trends in Southeast Asia 2019 No.18 , ISEAS Publishing .

Tritto, A. and Chang, N.S.F. (2019). Destination management through stakeholders’ collaborations. In: Kozak, M., Tourist Destinations: Instruments, Products and Cases . Berlin: SpringerLink .

Conference proceedings 

Tritto, A. (2013). Towards a sustainable tourism industry in China: an analysis of the use of eco-innovation in the management of Jiuzhaigou World Heritage Site. Heritage 2014 Conference Proceedings, Guimarães, Portugal.

Other publications

Tritto, A. (2020). Contentious Embeddedness: Chinese State Capital and the Belt and Road Initiative in Indonesia. Made in China: The Work of Arts. January – April 2020.

Tritto, A. and Alkan, A. (2020). Hong Kong 2019: a social mobilisation through the lenses of identity and values. In: Torri, M., Mocci, N., an Boni, F. Asia Maior, XXX, 2019. Asia in 2019: Escalating international tensions and authoritarian involution. ISSN 2385-2526.

Lechner, A. M., Owen, J., Tritto, A., Horstmann, A., Teo, H. C., Tan, C. M., Campos-Arceiz, A. (2019). Making the Belt and Road Environmentally Sustainable in Southeast Asia, ISEAS Perspective Issue 2019 No. 110, 30 December. ISSN 2335-6677.

Tritto, A. and He, Y. (2020). Cities in China’s BRI: Green and Smart or Gray and Clumsy? Italian Institute for International Political Studies, 7 July,

Tritto, A. (2019). The Belt and Road Initiative as a catalyst for institutional development, HKUST Thought Leadership Briefs No. 30,

Tritto, A., and Camba, A., (2019). The Belt and Road: The Good, the Bad, and the Mixed. The Diplomat.

Tritto, A. (2015). Penang on the verge of a green revolution in waste management. [Feature article] Penang Monthly

Media mentions

ISEAS Researchers, China’s belt and road: an environmental disaster for Southeast Asia? South China Morning Post,

Intan, A., ‘Hotels must adopt eco-friendly practices, says researcher.’ The Star Online, 21 March 2019.

新华报业网, “盘点 ‘一带一路’ ”专题研讨会圆满举行_新华报业网, 24 September 2019