Kerry Brown is professor of Chinese studies and director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College London and associate fellow for the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House. Previously, he served as professor of Chinese politics and director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Professor Brown has also served as senior fellow and head of the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House. In addition, he has served as a diplomat in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as director of the Europe China Research and Advice Network, funded by the European Union. Professor Brown is the author of 20 books, the most recent of which are China’s Dreams: The Culture of the Communist Party and the Secret Sources of Its Power and The Trouble with Taiwan: History, the United States and a Rising China. He earned an MA from Cambridge University, a postgraduate diploma in Chinese from the University of West London, and a PhD in Chinese politics and language from Leeds University.