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Oxford International Debating Society (www.oxids.org) and Asia Pacific Special Interest Group, Said Business School, welcome you to join our topical discussion on the big handover with Chinese expert Dr. Kerry Brown from Chatham house, the leading independent research institute on international affairs. Dr. Brown’s speech will be followed with 45 minutes Q&A.
Kerry Brown is Head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House, and leads the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN). Educated at Cambridge, London and Leeds Universities, he worked in Japan, Australia, and the Inner Mongolian region of China, before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. He worked in the China Section and then served as First Secretary, Beijing. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, at SOAS, and was a Committee Member of the British Association of Chinese Studies, and currently sits on the board of the Great Britain China Centre and China Dialogue.
He completed a PhD at Leeds University in Modern Chinese Language and Politics in 2004, which has since been published as part of the Global Oriental Cambridge University Inner Asian Studies Series. He has published `Struggling Giant: China in the 21st Century’ and `Friends and Enemies: The Past, Present and Future of the Communist Party of China'
He is currently working on `China 2020', to be published at the end of March 2011, a study of Taiwan's place in the global economy which appeared in the Autumn of 2010, a book on Chinese elections, `Ballot Box China' which will come out in April 2011. A political biography of Hu Jintao is due to appear in late 2011.