The Ash Center's China Programs produce high quality research examining China's growing role in the world. China Programs' work is disseminated through academic journals and the popular press, academic conferences and workshops, and executive education programs.
Since 2002, Anthony Saich, director of the Ash Center, has conducted detailed surveys of Chinese satisfaction with different levels of government. As he details in his surveys, his research reveals stark differences in government approval ratings based on government level as well as respondents’ region and income level.
The rise of private wealth is one of the most important developments in modern China, with implications for the country’s social, economic, and political arenas. How individuals choose to deploy such resources will shape the relationships between the individual and the state, between the state and business, and between the state and the social sector. In partnership with one of China’s leading research institutes focused on philanthropy, Beijing Normal University’s China Philanthropy Research Institute (CPRI), the Ash Center has launched a Global Leaders in Philanthropy Program. The Program will pursue a number of innovative research projects -- including China's Most Generous, a systematic and rigorous database of philanthropists, giving levels, recipient organizations, and a host of other research variables related to philanthropists and recipients. The Center will also convene a philanthropist workshop and an executive education program for foundation staff to disseminate the findings of such research.