Kerry Brown discusses Brexit, UK-China relations, and how the anti-globalization mood evident today is likely to affect Chinese politics, both domestically and internationally. He presents a realistic but generally positive view of the opportunities for research and collaboration. This podcast will be useful to teachers, scholars, and business professionals concerned about China’s role in the global community.
Brexit, the June 2016 UK referendum to leave the European Union, sent shockwaves across the world. Its epicenter was London, the city Kerry Brown had recently returned to after three years in Australia. In this podcast, Christensen asks what Brexit means to him and others whose job is studying and analyzing China. They discuss globalization (and antiglobalization), the growing backlash against trade agreements, and prospects for the Trans Pacific Partnership. Brown looks at China’s success as a result of the market access it gained through WTO membership, its view of the UK and the EU, and talks about dealing with the China that is rather than the China we might have been hoping for.
Two days after the US presidential election of 2016, Kerry Brown, director of the Lau China Institute at Kings College London, spoke in New York at a program hosted by Steve Orlins, president of the National Committee on US-China Relations. Berkshire Publishing is pleased to share the links to recordings from that program here.
“Chinese Leadership and the Tide of History”
10 November 2016, National Committee on US-China Relations, New York
Do leaders make history or does history make leaders? Kerry Brown tackles these perennial questions, drawing on the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, which he edited, and his recent book CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping.
- Podcast interview: https://www.ncuscr.org/content/interview-kerry-brown-chinese-leadership-and-tide-history
- Event audio: https://www.ncuscr.org/content/event-audio-chinese-leadership-and-tide-history-kerry-brown
- Event video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSSxklzFHTc&
Kerry Brown is professor of Chinese Studies and director of the Lau China Institute, Kings College in London. Previously, he was professor and director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Brown is the author of What’s wrong with Diplomacy: The Case of the UK and China (2015), and China and the EU in Context (2014). His latest book is CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping. He is editor in chief of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, and of the forthcoming expanded edition of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China.
Karen Christensen is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Berkshire Publishing Group and a writer specializing in sustainability and community with a focus on China. One of her current projects is with George R. Goethals and Crystal L. Hoyt of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, as coeditor of Women and Leadership: History, Concepts, and Case Studies.