Professor Kerry Brown

A22 - Old Teachers' College
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

Kerry Brown is Professor Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre, University of Sydney and Team Leader of the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) funded by the European Union. He is also an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, London. He was previously Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House, London and a member of the British Diplomatic Service from 1998 to 2005, serving as First Secretary, British Embassy Beijing 2000-2003 and Head of the Indonesia and East Timor Section 2003-2005. Educated at the universities of Cambridge (MA) and Leeds (PhD), he is the author of `The Purge of the Inner Mongolia Peoples Party’ (2006), `Struggling Giant: China in the 21st Century’ (2007), `The Rise of the Dragon: Chinese Inward and Outward Investment in the Reform Era’ (2008), `Friends and Enemies: The Past, Present and Future of the Communist Party of China’ (2009), `Ballot Box China’ (2011), `China 2020’ (2011), `Hu Jintao: China’s Silent Leader’ (2012), `Contemporary China’ (2013), `Shanghai 2020’ (2014), `The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography’ (Editor, 3 Vols, 2014), `Carnival China: China in the Era of Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping’ (2014), `The New Dragons: Power and the Princelings in China’ (2014) and `China and the EU in Context’ (2014)

Research interests

  • Chinese contemporary politics, society, and post-1949 history;
  • Chinese political economy;
  • Taiwan, Hong Kong and Chinese geopolitics.

Current projects

The Europe China Research and Advice Network, funded by the European Union.

Associations

  • Associate Fellow on the Asia Programme at Chatham House, London

In the media

Have broadcast internationally for BBC, ABC, CNN, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, CNBC, CCTV, etc. More details available here.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Brown, K. (2014). Carnival China: China in the Era of Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping. London: Imperial College Press.
  • Brown, K. (2014). Shanghai 2020: The Cities Vision for Its Future. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press.
  • Brown, K. (2014). The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China. New York: I.B. Tauris.
  • Brown, K. (2012). Hu Jintao: China's Silent Leader. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Brown, K. (2011). Ballot Box China: Grassroots Democracy in the Final Major One-Party State. London, UK: Zed Books Ltd.
  • Brown, K. (2009). Friends and Enemies: The Past, Present and Future of the Communist Party of China. London, UK: Anthem Press.
  • Brown, K. (2008). Rise of the Dragon: The story of Chinese Inward and outward Investment During the reform period. Oxford, United Kingdom: Chandos Publishing.

Edited Books

  • Brown, K. (2014). Berkshire dictionary of Chinese biography. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group.
  • Brown, K., Westgarth, K., Wood, P., Li, G., Watts, J., Summers, T., Corrin, E., Tuke, V. (2011). China 2020: The Next Decade For The People’s Republic Of China. Oxford, United Kingdom: Chandos Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Brown, K. (2014). Introduction: The End and China, a Relationship in Context. In Kerry Brown (Eds.), China and the EU in Context: Insights for Business and Investors, (pp. 1-13). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Brown, K. (2013). The CCP and the one-party state. In Chris Ogden (Eds.), Handbook of China's Governance and Domestic Politics, (pp. 3-11). New York: Routledge.
  • Brown, K., Zanardi, C. (2013). The Chinese Military: Its Political and Economic Function. In Anna Stavrianakis, Jan Selby (Eds.), Militarism and International Relations: Political Economy, Security, Theory, (pp. 164-176). London: Routledge.
  • Brown, K. (2013). The People's Republic of China: History. In Juliet Love (Eds.), The Far East and Australasia 2014, (pp. 218-236). London: Routledge.
  • Brown, K. (2010). China: between global responsibilities and internal transitions. In Robin Niblett (Eds.), America and a Changed World: A Question of Leadership, (pp. 145-161). London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Journals

  • Brown, K. (2012). Chinese Overseas Investment the European Union. The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, 47(2), 74-86. [More Information]
  • Brown, K. (2012). Taiwan and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland: Parallels and Divergences. Taiwan in Comparative Perspective, 4, 189-200.
  • Brown, K. (2012). The Communist Party of China and Ideology. China: An International Journal, 10(2), 52-68. [More Information]

Reference Works

  • Brown, K. (2014). Sun Yatsen. Berkshire dictionary of Chinese biography. Berkshire Publishing Group.
  • Brown, K. (2014). Sunzi. Berkshire dictionary of Chinese biography. Berkshire Publishing Group.

2014

  • Brown, K. (2014). Berkshire dictionary of Chinese biography. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group.
  • Brown, K. (2014). Carnival China: China in the Era of Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping. London: Imperial College Press.
  • Brown, K. (2014). Introduction: The End and China, a Relationship in Context. In Kerry Brown (Eds.), China and the EU in Context: Insights for Business and Investors, (pp. 1-13). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Brown, K. (2014). Shanghai 2020: The Cities Vision for Its Future. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press.
  • Brown, K. (2014). Sun Yatsen. Berkshire dictionary of Chinese biography. Berkshire Publishing Group.
  • Brown, K. (2014). Sunzi. Berkshire dictionary of Chinese biography. Berkshire Publishing Group.
  • Brown, K. (2014). The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China. New York: I.B. Tauris.

2013

  • Brown, K. (2013). The CCP and the one-party state. In Chris Ogden (Eds.), Handbook of China's Governance and Domestic Politics, (pp. 3-11). New York: Routledge.
  • Brown, K., Zanardi, C. (2013). The Chinese Military: Its Political and Economic Function. In Anna Stavrianakis, Jan Selby (Eds.), Militarism and International Relations: Political Economy, Security, Theory, (pp. 164-176). London: Routledge.
  • Brown, K. (2013). The People's Republic of China: History. In Juliet Love (Eds.), The Far East and Australasia 2014, (pp. 218-236). London: Routledge.

2012

  • Brown, K. (2012). Chinese Overseas Investment the European Union. The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, 47(2), 74-86. [More Information]
  • Brown, K. (2012). Hu Jintao: China's Silent Leader. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
  • Brown, K. (2012). Taiwan and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland: Parallels and Divergences. Taiwan in Comparative Perspective, 4, 189-200.
  • Brown, K. (2012). The Communist Party of China and Ideology. China: An International Journal, 10(2), 52-68. [More Information]

2011

  • Brown, K. (2011). Ballot Box China: Grassroots Democracy in the Final Major One-Party State. London, UK: Zed Books Ltd.
  • Brown, K., Westgarth, K., Wood, P., Li, G., Watts, J., Summers, T., Corrin, E., Tuke, V. (2011). China 2020: The Next Decade For The People’s Republic Of China. Oxford, United Kingdom: Chandos Publishing.

2010

  • Brown, K. (2010). China: between global responsibilities and internal transitions. In Robin Niblett (Eds.), America and a Changed World: A Question of Leadership, (pp. 145-161). London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2009

  • Brown, K. (2009). Friends and Enemies: The Past, Present and Future of the Communist Party of China. London, UK: Anthem Press.

2008

  • Brown, K. (2008). Rise of the Dragon: The story of Chinese Inward and outward Investment During the reform period. Oxford, United Kingdom: Chandos Publishing.

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