Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King's College, London. He is an Associate of the Asia Pacific Programme at Chatham House, London, an adjunct of the Australia New Zealand School of Government in Melbourne, and the co-editor of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, run from the German Institute for Global Affairs in Hamburg. He is a committee member of the British Association of Chinese Studies, and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Studies in Denver, US, and Asian Affairs, the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and also sits as a trustee of China Dialogue, and the Kent Archaelogical Society. He sits on the Editorial Board of the China Quarterly of International Strategic Studies, Shanghai, and sits on the board of advisors to the Young China Watchers. He is also one of the British Council `Leading Lights' for Generation UK, promoting the study of China and Chinese in Britain.
From 2012 to 2015 he was Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to this he worked at Chatham House from 2006 to 2012, as Senior Fellow and then Head of the Asia Programme. From 1998 to 2005 he worked at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Beijing, and then as Head of the Indonesia, Philippine and East Timor Section. He lived in the Inner Mongolia region of China from 1994 to 1996. He has a Master of Arts from Cambridge University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mandarin Chinese (Distinction) from Thames Valley University, London, and a Ph D in Chinese politics and language from Leeds University.
Professor Brown directed the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) giving policy advice to the European External Action Service between 2011 and 2014. He is the author of almost 20 books on modern Chinese politics, history and language, the most recent of which are The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China (2014), What's Wrong with Diplomacy: The Case of the UK and China (2015) and the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (in Four Volumes- 2014-2015). His 'China's CEO: Xi Jinping' was published in 2016. 'China's World: What Does China Want' was published in August 2017. He is currently working on a study of the Communist Party of China as a cultural movement.
His Ph D at Leeds University in Modern Chinese Language and Politics, completed in 2004, was published as `The Cultural Revolution in the Inner Mongolian Region of the People's Republic of China 1966-1969: A Function of Language, Violence and Politics,' part of the Global Oriental Cambridge University Inner Asian Studies Series.
His books are::
`Struggling Giant: China in the 21st Century’ (London, June 2007)
`The Rise of the Dragon – Chinese Investment Flows in the Reform Period’ (Oxford, February 2008)
`Friends and Enemies: The Past, Present and Future of the Communist Party of China' (London, 2009)
`China 2020', (edited) (Oxford, 2011)
`Ballot Box China' (Zed Publishing, London, 2011)
`Hu Jintao: China's Silent Ruler', (World Scientific, Singapore, April 2012)
`Contemporary China' (London, Second edition, 2015. Third edition due out late 2018)
`Shanghai 2020: The City's Vision for its Future' (Beijing and Shanghai, in Chinese and English, January 2014)
`Carnival China: China in the Era of Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping', (Imperial College Press, London, May 2014)
`The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China' . (I B Tauris, London and New York, April 2014)
`China and the EU in Context' (Edited), (Palgrave MacMillan, London, April) `The EU and China: A Policy Toolkit' (Edited), (Imperial College Press, London, June 2014)
`What's Wrong with Diplomacy: The Case of the UK and China' (Penguin Books, Melbourne, 2015)
`CEO China: The Rise of Xi Jinping' (I B Tauris, London and New York, 2016) - Economist Book of the Year, 2016, and FT Recommended summer reading, Gideon Rachman, 2016
`China and the New Maoists' (With Simon van Neuwenhuizen), (Zed Books, London, 2016)
`The World According to Xi Jinping', (I B Tauris, New York and London, 2018)
He has also published one book of poetry: `Lost Calls', (Library Partners America, 2016)
Kerry Brown is also the Editor in Chief or the Berkshire Dictionary of China Biography, issued between January 2014 and November 2015, in four volumes:
He can be contacted on (0044)7723 054525