SOAS University of London

London Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Science

London-Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Science Members

Steering Committee

Dr Dafydd Fell
Steering Committee Member
Dafydd Fell
Contemporary Taiwanese Politics: Elections, Parties, Democratization
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4206
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  • Room: 209
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm and by appointment

Dr Nahee Kang
Steering Committee Member and Deputy Director
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Dr Kang is an economic sociologist working in the field of political economy of development.

Dr Tat Yan Kong
Steering Committee Member, Co-Director
Tat Yan Kong
Comparative Political Economy (East Asia): varieties of capitalism; socialist to market transitions; Security on the Korean Peninsula, Development Theory
  • Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4743
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  • Room: 206
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Professor Costas Lapavitsas
Steering Committee Member
Costas Lapavitsas
Theory of banking and finance; history of economic thought; the Japanese financial system. Teaching interests include banking and finance, the Japanese economy, history of economic thought.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4538
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  • Room: 269
  • Academic Support Hours: Research Leave Term Two - 21/22
  • On Sabbatical:On research leave in Term 2, 2021-22

Professor Ulrich Volz
Steering Committee Member
Ulrich Volz

International Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Market Development and Stability, Development and Transition Economics, Global Economic Governance, East Asian Financial Markets

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4721
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  • Room: 285
  • Academic Support Hours: tba


Dr Michael Buehler
Buehler Michael

Comparative Politics, Elections and Party Politics, Islam, Local Politics, Southeast Asian Politics, particularly Indonesia

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  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays 4:00pm-6:00pm - appointment link in Bio

Dr Eunsuk Hong
Eunsuk Hong

Foreign Direct Investment, Emerging-Market Multinationals, Applied spatial econometrics, Chinese management/economy

  • Tel: 0207 898 4564
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  • Room: 527
  • Academic Support Hours: By email appointment

Dr Yuka Kobayashi
Yuka Kobayashi

Human Rights, WTO, Environment, with reference to China and East Asia

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4736
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  • Room: 4425
  • Academic Support Hours: By appointment

Dr Dic Lo
Dic Lo
China and globalisation; industrialisation; Soviet-type economic system and transformation; East Asian economic institutions and development; comparative political economy. China.
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4532
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  • Room: 271
  • Academic Support Hours: tba
  • On Sabbatical:On research leave in Term 1, 2021-22

Dr Gaofeng Meng
Gaofeng Meng

Property Law, Contract Law, Company Law, Chinese Law, Law and Economics, Law and Development, Social-legal Studies, Human Rights

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4671
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  • Room: S225
  • Academic Support Hours: Fridays, 3-5pm (Term 2)

Visiting Fellows

Dr Kaho Yu
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Dr. Kaho Yu is a Visiting Fellow with the LAPC.