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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.

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.

Posts by Kerry Brown
April 30, 2019

What Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, and Theresa May Have in Common

By Kerry Brown
One-person leadership is not just a Chinese characteristic.

February 20, 2019

Britain's Empty South China Sea Gesture

By Kerry Brown
Sending an aircraft carrier to the region, amid the turmoil of Brexit, is likely seen in China as empty posturing.
November 16, 2018

Chinese Nationalism: The Dog That Barks in the Night

By Kerry Brown
Chinese nationalism is often talked about as dangerous. But what, exactly, is the threat?

October 12, 2018

Trump, China, and Ah Q

By Kerry Brown
Trump proves that the spirit of Lu Xun’s Ah Q is alive and well in China.

September 25, 2018

How China Is Losing the World

By Kerry Brown
China’s over-reach risks creating a wellspring of resistance to its global ambitions.

September 04, 2018

The West's Difficult China Choice

By Kerry Brown
China, the West and the question of loyalty.
July 23, 2018

Xi and the Trade War: The Curse of the Strong Leader

By Kerry Brown
Xi's dominance means he gets all the praise when things go right -- and all the blame when they don't.

July 06, 2018

Football and the China Dream

By Kerry Brown and Layne Vandenberg
Even when playing the same game, China's aims are different.

May 25, 2018

What Does China Really Think of North Korea?

By Kerry Brown
Forget talk of “lips and teeth” -- Chinese contempt for North Korea is palpable.

May 14, 2018

What Has Karl Marx Ever Done for China?

By Kerry Brown
The key to Marx's appeal for modern China lies in his conception of history.

April 24, 2018

China: The Shadow Power for a Shadow Age

By Kerry Brown
In an age of illusion, China is among the chief sources of spectacle.
March 28, 2018

Can China's Great Show of Unity Last?

By Kerry Brown
The CCP is moving full steam ahead toward its 100th anniversary. But what happens after 2021?

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