Professor Kerry Brown is Executive Director, China Studies Centre, Member of Executive Committee, China Studies Centre, and Professor of Chinese Politics, Department of Government and International Relations, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Sydney.
Professor Brown was previously head of the Asia program at Chatham House, and a member of the British Diplomatic Service from 1998 to 2005 during which he was First Secretary in Beijing. From 2011 to 2014, he directed the Europe China Research and Advice Network, giving policy advice to the European Union. Educated at the universities of Cambridge, London and Leeds, Professor Brown has a PhD in the modern politics and history of China, and speaks fluent Mandarin.
Professor Brown is the author of 10 books on China, the most recent of which are `The New Emperors: Power and the Princelings in China’ (I B Tauris, New York and London 2014) and `What’s Wrong with Diplomacy’ (Penguin, 2015). He is Editor of the ‘Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography'. 'Xi Jinping: China's CEO' will be published in late 2015.