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Thomas David DuBois

Fudan University Development Institute

Thomas David DuBois is a historian of modern China. He was previously associate professor of history at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and senior research fellow at the Australian National University (ANU). He carried out this research as a visiting fellow at the Fudan University Development Institute in Shanghai.

Articles by Thomas David DuBois

Industry

China’s Dairy Industry Going Big

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Extensive and intensive agriculture is being questioned in various parts of the world for its environmental and social costs. But in China, a series of food safety scandals have led the Chinese dairy industry to move towards large integrated farms run by a handful of mega-producers.

Industry

The Driving Forces Behind China’s Agri-Food FDI

Thursday, August 15, 2019

China’s international agriculture investments represent more than a quest for food security. They are a bellwether of the economy and an indication of the competition and collaboration between state-owned and private enterprise, domestic and international actors, and even rival businesses. As protectionism and nationalism impinge more and more on global trade, Chinese direct investment in the food sector will become more agile and diversified, writes Thomas David DuBois, who conducted his research as a visiting fellow at the Fudan University Development Institute in Shanghai.