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Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London, and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, London.

He is the author of The New Emperors (I.B. Tauris, 2014), a book on the leadership of modern China.

China in the Crosshairs of Anti-Globalization Trend
December 02, 2016
China in the Crosshairs of Anti-Globalization Trend
Why it is time for China to adopt a more generous, sympathetic attitude toward other countries.
China in the Crosshairs of Anti-Globalization Trend
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
December 01, 2016
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
The Congress will do far more than determine China’s next leaders. It will decide the fate of the Communist Party itself.
New Hopes, Old Fears: China’s 19th Party Congress
Does China Really Want to Lead the World Order?
November 22, 2016
Does China Really Want to Lead the World Order?
Despite the alarmist rhetoric we have seen, it is far from clear that this is the case.
Does China Really Want to Lead the World Order?
China and the Problem of Elites
November 08, 2016
China and the Problem of Elites
What does China's anti-elitism streak mean for the Communist Party?
China and the Problem of Elites
China's Succession Games
October 24, 2016
China's Succession Games
Speculating about China's next leaders distracts from the real issues: the Party's policy debates.
China's Succession Games
A Post-Brexit UK Rapprochement With China? Don't Count On It
October 10, 2016
A Post-Brexit UK Rapprochement With China? Don't Count On It
London may be forced to turn to Beijing, but China has bigger fish to fry.
A Post-Brexit UK Rapprochement With China? Don't Count On It
Xi Jinping as Mao’s Heir? Smashing Chinese Family Dominance
September 24, 2016
Xi Jinping as Mao’s Heir? Smashing Chinese Family Dominance
Xi does have one thing in common with Mao Zedong: a desire to eliminate China's reliance on renqing.
Xi Jinping as Mao’s Heir? Smashing Chinese Family Dominance
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
August 31, 2016
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
China and Japan have a thousand year history of fighting each other. What if that pattern repeats itself?
The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
The One Place in Asia China Would Embrace More US Involvement
August 22, 2016
The One Place in Asia China Would Embrace More US Involvement
Beijing would welcome more engagement between the U.S. and North Korea -- and Washington should consider it.
The One Place in Asia China Would Embrace More US Involvement
Tsai’s Apology Strengthens Taiwan’s Place at Front of Chinese Modernity
August 09, 2016
Tsai’s Apology Strengthens Taiwan’s Place at Front of Chinese Modernity
Mainland China's ethnic policy could stand to learn a thing or two from Tsai's apology.
Tsai’s Apology Strengthens Taiwan’s Place at Front of Chinese Modernity
Why Xi Jinping Might Get on Well With Donald Trump
July 25, 2016
Why Xi Jinping Might Get on Well With Donald Trump
China's leader, though a "princeling," has more in common with populist figures like Trump than first meets the eye.
Why Xi Jinping Might Get on Well With Donald Trump
Britain, Taiwan, and the Question of Sovereignty
July 11, 2016
Britain, Taiwan, and the Question of Sovereignty
The Brexit vote shows how important national sovereignty still is -- an important lesson for Taiwan.
Britain, Taiwan, and the Question of Sovereignty
What China Thinks About Brexit
June 25, 2016
What China Thinks About Brexit
Why China tried to quietly warn Britain away from leaving the EU.
What China Thinks About Brexit
China’s Greatest Weapon: Chinese Consumers
June 13, 2016
China’s Greatest Weapon: Chinese Consumers
The case of Lancôme and the politicization of China's vast market.
China’s Greatest Weapon: Chinese Consumers
Great Power Blues: Donald Trump, the China Dream, and the Perils of Being Number One
May 23, 2016
Great Power Blues: Donald Trump, the China Dream, and the Perils of Being Number One
China, be warned: being number one isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Great Power Blues: Donald Trump, the China Dream, and the Perils of Being Number One
Modern China’s Revolutionary Dream
May 09, 2016
Modern China’s Revolutionary Dream
The role Xi Jinping envisions for the Chinese Communist Party -- and himself.
Modern China’s Revolutionary Dream
Does China Really Have a Strategic Vision for the World?
April 27, 2016
Does China Really Have a Strategic Vision for the World?
Since the founding of the PRC, China's leaders have often misunderstood both allies and rivals alike.
Does China Really Have a Strategic Vision for the World?
The Cultural Revolution: An Anniversary Steeped in Embarrassment
April 16, 2016
The Cultural Revolution: An Anniversary Steeped in Embarrassment
The 50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution will pass in silence if China's leaders have their way.
The Cultural Revolution: An Anniversary Steeped in Embarrassment
Trump, Mao, and Xi: The Perils of Charisma-Driven Politics
March 28, 2016
Trump, Mao, and Xi: The Perils of Charisma-Driven Politics
China's painful experiences with personality cults in politics have lessons for two modern-day figures.
Trump, Mao, and Xi: The Perils of Charisma-Driven Politics
What Do Chinese Leaders Believe?
March 14, 2016
What Do Chinese Leaders Believe?
Do Chinese leaders truly believe in Communism?
What Do Chinese Leaders Believe?
Taiwan: The Ultimate Red Line
March 01, 2016
Taiwan: The Ultimate Red Line
With China testing boundaries in Hong Kong and the South China Sea, could Taiwan be next?
Taiwan: The Ultimate Red Line
Why Xi Jinping Can't Be a 21st Century Mao Zedong
February 16, 2016
Why Xi Jinping Can't Be a 21st Century Mao Zedong
Chinese society has changed irretrievably from the days of Mao worship. Xi must govern differently.
Why Xi Jinping Can't Be a 21st Century Mao Zedong
China's Rights Struggle Is No Longer an 'Internal Affair'
February 01, 2016
China's Rights Struggle Is No Longer an 'Internal Affair'
"Suddenly the country’s domestic repression has a strong international dimension."
China's Rights Struggle Is No Longer an 'Internal Affair'
The Parallel Universe of Chinese Stock Markets
January 20, 2016
The Parallel Universe of Chinese Stock Markets
China understands fundamental concepts like "the market" and "shareholders" far differently than the rest of the world.
The Parallel Universe of Chinese Stock Markets
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