SOAS University of London

SOAS China Institute

Robert F Ash

BA MSc (Econ) PhD (London)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Expertise
  • Publications

Overview

Bob Ash
School of Finance and Management

Professor of Economics with reference to China and Taiwan

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Founder of the Centre of Taiwan Studies

SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

Name:
Professor Robert F Ash
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020 7898 4525
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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
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Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
267
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By appointment

Biography

Economics; Agricultural and rural development; demographic change; macro problems in China and Taiwan

Teaching

Research

Current 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.

Expertise

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Available for
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
Country Expertise
  • China
  • Taiwan
Languages
  • French

Publications

Authored Books

Ash, Robert (1976) Land Tenure in Pre-revolutionary China: Kiangsu Province in the 1920s and 1930s. London: School of Oriental and African Studies.

Articles

Ash, Robert (2014) 'A new line on food security'. China Economic Quarterly, (18) 3, pp 45-48.

Ash, Robert (2010) 'Food self-sufficiency: Should China feed itself?'. China Economic Quarterly, (14) Mar, pp 47-52.

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 (2002) 'Economic Relations between Taiwan and Europe'. The China Quarterly, (169), pp 154-180.

Ash, Robert (1998) 'Land Resources, Environment and Agricultural Production'. China Quarterly, (No. 15), pp 836-79.

Ash, Robert and He, Liping (1998) 'Lossā€making and the financial performance of China's industrial enterprises: Data from the new accounting and statistical system'. Journal of Contemporary China, (7) 17, pp 5-20.

Ash, Robert (1995) 'Mainland China's emerging role in the world economy: implications and future prospects'. Issues and Studies, (31) 1, pp 1-26.

Nolan, Peter and Ash, Robert (1995) 'China's Economy on the Eve of Reform'. The China Quarterly, (144) Dec, pp 980-998.

Ash, Robert and Kueh, Y. Y. (1993) 'Economic Integration within Greater China: Trade and Investment Flows Between China, Hong Kong and Taiwan'. The China Quarterly, (136), pp 711-745.

Ash, Robert (1992) 'The Agricultural Sector in China: Performance and Policy Dilemmas during the 1990s'. The China Quarterly, (131) Sep, pp 545-576.

Ash, Robert (1991) 'The Peasant and the State'. The China Quarterly, (127), pp 493-526.

Ash, Robert (1988) 'The Evolution of Agricultural Policy'. The China Quarterly, (116) Dec, pp 529-555.

Ash, Robert (1976) 'Economic Aspects of Land Reform in Kiangsu, 1949–52'. The China Quarterly, (67), pp 519-545.

Ash, Robert (1976) 'Economic Aspects of Land Reform in Kiangsu, 1949–52'. The China Quarterly, (66), pp 261-292.

Edited Books or Journals

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.

Ash, Robert and Ferdinand, Peter and Hook, Brian and Porter, Robin, (eds.), (2003) Hong Kong in Transition: One Country, Two Systems. Abingdon; New York: Routledge. (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia).

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, (ed.), (2002) China’s Integration in Asia: Economic Security and Strategic Issues. Abingdon; New York: Routledge.

Ash, Robert and Holbig, Heike, (eds.), (2002) China's Accession to the World Trade Organization: National and International Perspectives. Abingdon; New York: Routledge.

Ash, Robert and Booth, Anne, (eds.), (2000) The Economies of Asia, 1950-1998: Critical Perspectives on the World Economy. South East Asia. Vol. II. Abingdon; New York: Routledge.

Ash, Robert and Ferdinand, Peter and Hook, Brian and Porter, Robin, (eds.), (2000) Hong Kong in Transition: The Handover Years. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Draguhn, Werner and Ash, Robert, (eds.), (1999) China’s Economic Security. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press.

Ash, Robert, (ed.), (1998) Agricultural Development in China, 1949-1989: The Collected Papers of Kenneth R. Walker (1931-1989). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ash, Robert and Edmonds, Richard Louis and Shaw, Yu-Ming, (eds.), (1997) Perspectives on Contemporary China in Transition. Taipei: National Chengchi University, Institute of International Relations.

Ash, Robert and Kueh, Y.Y., (eds.), (1996) Agricultural Development in China Since 1978. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Book Chapters

Ash, Robert and Du, Jun and King, Cheng (2018) 'Perspectives on agricultural and grain output growth in China from the nineteenth century to the present day'. In: Pinilla, Vicente and Willebald, Henry, (eds.), Agricultural Development in the World Periphery: A Global Economic History Approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ash, Robert (2017) 'Demographic Trends'. In: Tubilewicz, Czeslaw, (ed.), Critical Issues in Contemporary China: Unity, Stability and Development, 2nd edition. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp 141-161.

Ash, Robert and Porter, Robin and Summers, Tim (2014) 'Rebalancing towards a sustainable future: China’s Twelfth Five-Year Programme'. In: Brown, Kerry, (ed.), China and the EU in Context: Insights for Business and Investors. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 81-141.

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. Abingdon: 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. Cambridge, MA: 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 (2002) 'The Cultural Revolution as an economic phenomenon'. In: Goodman, David and Heilmann, Sebastian, (eds.), Was the Chinese Revolution Necessary? Interpreting Fifty Years of the People's Republic of China. London: Routledge Curzon, pp 124-158.

Ash, Robert (2002) 'Does the Chinese economy matter?'. In: Brodsgaard, Kjeld Erik and Heurlin, Berlin, (eds.), China’s Place in Global Geo-Politics: International, Regional and Domestic Challenges. London: Routledge Curzon, pp 32-59.

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.. London: Routledge, pp 76-100.

Ash, Robert (2000) '"Like Fish Finding Water". Economic Relations between Hong Kong and China'. Hong Kong in Transition: The Handover Years.. London: Macmillan, pp 58-78.

Ash, Robert and Qi, Luo (1998) 'Leading China into the 21st century: the challenge of Shanghai'. In: Hook, Brian, (ed.), Shanghai and the Yangtze Delta: A City Reborn. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, pp 147-180.

Ash, Robert and Qi, Luo (1998) 'Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and the Bohai Sea Rim: the economic growth pole of North China'. Beijing and Tianjin: Towards a Millennial Megalopolis. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, pp 134-168.

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 (1997) 'The search for grain self-sufficiency in mainland China: a continuing imperative'. In: Ash, Robert and Edmonds, Richard Louis and Shaw, Yu-Ming, (eds.), Perspectives on Contemporary China in Transition. Taipei: National Chengchi University, Institute of International Relations, pp 58-77.

Ash, Robert (1997) 'China's food security: regional and structural dimensions'. In: Tisdall, Clement A. and Chai, Joseph C.H., (eds.), China's Economic Growth and Transition: Macroeconomic, Regional, Environmental and Other Dimensions. Brisbane: University of Queensland, pp 427-439.

Ash, Robert (1996) 'Agricultural development in China since 1978'. In: Ash, Robert and Kueh, Y. Y., (eds.), The Chinese Economy under Deng Xiaoping. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp 55-87.

Ash, Robert and Qi, Luo (1996) 'The economic challenge'. In: Hook, Brian, (ed.), Fujian: Gateway to Taiwan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 123-152.

Ash, Robert and Kueh, Y. Y. (1996) 'The fifth dragon: economic development'. Regional development in China. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 149-192.

Ash, Robert (1993) 'Agricultural policy under the impact of reform'. In: Kueh, Y. Y. and Ash, Robert, (eds.), Economic Trends in Chinese Agriculture: The Impact of Reform. Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp 11-45.

Ash, Robert (1989) 'Prospects for China's grain sector: a Chinese perspective'. In: Klenner, Wolfgang, (ed.), Economic Trends in East Asia: Essays in Honour of Willy Kraus. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, pp 419-431.

Ash, Robert (1981) 'The quest for food self-sufficiency'. In: Howe, Christopher, (ed.), Shanghai: Revolution and Development in an Asian Metropolis. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, pp 18-221.

Monographs and Working Papers

Ash, Robert and Porter, Robin and Summers, Tim (2012) China, The EU and China’s Twelfth Five-Year Programme. London: European China Research and Advice Network.

Conference Items

Ash, Robert (2002) 'Academic Literacies Seminar'.

 

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