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A panel discussion highlighting China international relations

Panel discussion summary:

In this panel discussion, the following aspects will be covered:

  1. Demystifying China to British audiences.
  2. The rise of China and what we can learn from it.
  3. Lay summary of modern China’s policies and political economy
  4. Tips on leading a happy life in a foreign country.
  5. Building bridges with people from different cultures, backgrounds and countries.


Kerry Brown is a Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London. He is the author of almost 20 books on modern Chinese politics, and has written for every major international news outlet, and been interviewed by every major news channel on issues relating to contemporary China. 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 Indonesia, Philippine, and East Timor Section.

Kent Deng is a Professor of Economic History at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His research interests and writing include the rise of the literati in the Kent economic life of pre-modern China; the maritime economic history of pre-modern China; the economic role of the Chinese peasantry. And he also works on the developmental deadlock of the Chinese premodern economy; long-term demography of premodern China; early modern railway development in China; Chinese fiscal state and its impact on the economy.

Shzr Ee Tan is a Reader and ethnomusicologist (with a specialism in Sinophone and Southeast Asian worlds) at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is committed to decolonial work and EDI (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion) practice in music and the performing arts. She is also exploring alternative ontologies and pedagogies in the disciplining and institutionalisation of musical practices in China in transnational and international interaction with higher education institutions around the world.

Moderator: Jie Tang, a third-year PhD from the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King's College London, who is leading the China Dragon Forum.

Photo of event speakers and moderator

Open to: King’s students and staff

This event is organized by the China Dragon Forum, a student-led group across the faculty of Life Science & Medicine covering diverse topics related to PGR students each month.

Event details

5th floor, large meeting room
Becket House
1 Lambeth Palace Rd, South Bank, London, SE1 7EU