Author Archives: Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown

About Kerry Brown

Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute, Kings College, London, UK

A Sinologist’s view on Australia’s relations with China

My memory of the time I spent in Australia, while directing the University of Sydney China Studies Centre from 2012 to 2015 was a largely positive and happy one. Looking from the UK, where I am now based, I have … Continue reading

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Why the West Needs to Stop its Moralising against China (E-International Relations August 10, 2020)

The great German philosopher Leibniz put it well over three centuries ago. Writing in his `Discourse on the Natural Theology of the Chinese’ he stated, `I did not want to examine to what extent the manner of worship of the … Continue reading

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The Communist Party of China and the Idea of `Evil’ (Oxford Politics Review, April 24 2020)

Labelling an entity like the Communist Party `evil’  or bad might work polemically. But it ends up doing a massive disservice to the many Chinese still in China who are not members. Some  are deeply opposed to their government. Some … Continue reading

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