Professor Robert F Ash
BA MSc (Econ) PhD (London)
Professor of Economics with reference to China and Taiwan
Professor of Economics with reference to China and Taiwan
Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute
Founder of the Centre of Taiwan Studies
- Professor Robert F Ash
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BiographyEconomics; Agricultural and rural development; demographic change; macro problems in China and Taiwan
- Contemporary issues in the Chinese economy
- Economic development of modern Taiwan
- Taiwan's political and economic development
- Topics in the Chinese economy
- Economic Development of Modern China
- Economic Development of Modern Taiwan
- Economic Development of The Asia Pacific Region 1
- Economic Development of The Asia Pacific Region 2
- Economic Problems and Policies in Modern China
- Topics in the Chinese Economy
ResearchCurrent research focuses on economic and social development in China (food security, rural development, population and migration, employment, consumption and living standards), and agricultural development in post-1949 Taiwan.
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- Special Study Programmes
- Short Term Consultancy
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Edited Books or Journal Volumes
Ash, Robert and Garver, John W. and Prime, Penelope, eds. (2011) Taiwan's Democracy: Economic and Political Challenges. London: Routledge. (Routledge Research on Taiwan Series)
Greene, Megan and Ash, Robert, eds. (2007) Taiwan in the 21st century: aspects and limitations of a development model. London: Routledge Curzon.
Ash, Robert and Shambaugh, David and Takagi, Seiichiro, eds. (2007) China Watching: Perspectives from Europe, Japan and the United States. London and New York: Routledge.
Ash, Robert and Ho, Lok-Sang, eds. (2006) China, Hong Kong and the World Economy: Studies on Globalization. Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Howe, Chris and Kueh, Y.Y. and Ash, Robert, eds. (2003) A Survey of the Chinese Economic Reforms. London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon.
Ash, Robert and Kueh, Y.Y., eds. (1996) Agricultural Development in China Since 1978. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 55-87.
Ash, Robert (2008) 'Migration and employment: a rural perspective.' In: Islam, Nazrul, (ed.), Resurgent China: Issues for the Future. New York and London: Palgrave.
Ash, Robert (2007) 'Europe's Commercial Relations with China.' In: Shambaugh, D. and Sandschneider, E. and Hong, Z., (eds.), China-Europe Relations. Perceptions, Policies and Prospects. Routledge, pp. 189-130.
Ash, Robert (2007) 'Managing China’s Arable Land Resources in an Era of Sustainability.' In: Song, Y. and Ding, C., (eds.), Urbanization in China. Critical Issues in an Era of Rapid Growth. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, pp. 117-141.
Ash, Robert (2007) 'Studies of China’s economy in Europe.' In: Ash, Robert and Shambaugh, David and Takagi, Seeichiro, (eds.), China Watching: Perspectives from Europe, Japan and the United States. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 19-49.
Ash, Robert and Greene, J. Megan (2007) 'Introduction.' In: Ash, Robert and Greene, J. Megan, (eds.), Taiwan in the 21st Century: Aspects and Limitations of a Development Model. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 1-9.
Ash, Robert and Shambaugh, David and Takagi, Seeichiro (2006) 'Introduction.' In: Ash, Robert and Shambaugh, David and Takagi, Seeichiro, (eds.), China Watching: Perspectives from Europe, Japan and the United States. London; New York: Routledge, pp. 1-15.
Ash, Robert and Lin, Joseph and Wu, C.J. (2006) 'The Economic Legacy of the KMT and its Implications for Economic Policy Formulation by the DPP.' In: Fell, Dafydd and Klöter, Henning and Chang, Bi-yu, (eds.), What has changed? Taiwan Before and After the Change in Ruling Parties. Wiesbaden, Germany: Harrassowitz, pp. 83-106.
Ash, Robert (2006) 'Demography and food production.' In: Tubilewicz, Czeslaw, (ed.), Critical Issues in Contemporary China. London: Routledge, pp. 143-166.
Ash, Robert (2006) 'Recent developments in Chinese agriculture and prospects for future agricultural trade: observations from the grain sector.' In: Ash, Robert and Ho, Lok-Sang, (eds.), China, Hong Kong and the World Economy: Studies on Globalization. Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 296-316.
Ash, Robert (2005) 'China's Regional Economies and the Asian Region: Building Interdependent Linkages.' In: Shambaugh, D., (ed.), Power Shift: China and Asia's New Dynamics. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Ash, Robert (2001) 'China's Agricultural Reforms: A Twenty-Year Retrospective.' In: Chao, C. and Dickson, B. J., (eds.), Remaking the Chinese State. Strategies, Society and Security. Routledge, pp. 76-100.
Ash, Robert (2000) '"Like Fish Finding Water". Economic Relations between Hong Kong and China.' In: Hong Kong in Transition: The Handover Years. London: Macmillan, pp. 58-78.
Ash, Robert (1997) 'The Grain Issue in China: Domestic and International Perspectives.' In: Kueh/M, Y, (ed.), China Review 1997. The Chinese University Press (Hong Kong), pp. 135-160.
Ash, Robert (2006) 'Squeezing the Peasants: Grain Extraction, Food Consumption and Rural Living Standards.' The China Quarterly, 188 . pp. 959-998.
Ash, Robert (2006) 'The High Tide in Jiangsu: A perspective from local sources of the time.' The China Quarterly, 187 . pp. 743-753.
Ash, Robert (2006) 'The long-term outlook for economic reform in China.' Asia-Europe Journal, 4 (2). pp. 177-196.
Ash, Robert (1998) 'Land Resources, Environment and Agricultural Production.' China Quarterly, No. 15 . pp. 836-79.
Conference or Workshop Items
Ash, Robert (2002) Academic Literacies Seminar. In: UNSPECIFIED.