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Professor Kerry  Brown

Professor Kerry Brown

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Director, Lau China Institute

Professor of Chinese Studies.

Research subject areas

  • History
  • International relations
  • International development

Contact details

Biography

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 President-Elect of the Kent Archaeological Society and an Affiliate of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit at Cambridge University.

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 PhD 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, and has written for every major international news outlet, and been interviewed by every major news channel on issues relating to contemporary China.

`中文简介:凯瑞·布朗,1967年生于英国肯特郡,曾在剑桥大学接受教育,并在利兹大学攻读博士学位。是英国著名的中国研究领域的教授,英国伦敦国王学院“刘氏中国研究院”主任,英国皇家国际事务研究所亚太项目副研究员。2012年至2015年,任悉尼大学中国政治学教授和中国研究中心主任,并主持“欧洲-中国研究与咨询网络”工作,向欧盟对外行动署提供政策建议。2006年至2012年,在位于伦敦的英国皇家国际事务研究所任高级研究员,亚洲项目负责人。1998年,加入英国外交与联邦事务部,在北京任一等秘书,然后转调至伦敦,任印度尼西亚及东帝汶事务科科长。曾著有二十本关于当代中国的著作

Research 

  • Chinese history post-1949
  • Chinese political economy
  • Chinese elite politics, particularly the function and development of the Communist part of China
  • Chinese international relations, particularly UK-China and EU-China relations
  • Taiwanese history and politics
  • Hong Kong history and politics

Teaching

PhD supervision

Kerry welcomes students specialising in Chinese politics, contemporary Chinese history, and Chinese or Taiwanese international relations. 

Further details

See Kerry's research profile