Dr Kerry Brown is professor and Executive Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and former head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House, London, where he led the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN), funded by the European Commission. Educated at Cambridge, London and Leeds Universities, he worked in Japan, 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, from 2000 to 2003, and Head of the Indonesia East Timor Section at the FCO from 2003 to 2005. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, at SOAS, and an Associate of the China Policy Institute at Nottingham University, the LSE IDEAS Institute, and affiliated scholar at the Mongolian and Inner Asian Studies Unit at Cambridge University. He is the author of a `The Cultural Revolution in Inner Mongolia’ (Global Oriental 2006), `Struggling Giant: China in the 21st Century’ (Anthem 2007), `The Rise of the Dragon – Chinese Investment Flows in the Reform Period’ (Chandos 2008) and `Friends and Enemies: The Past, Present and Future of the Communist Party of China’ (Anthem 2009), Ballot Box China’ (Zed books 2011), along with an edited collection `China 2020’ (Chandos). `Hu Jintao, China’s Silent Leader’ has just been published, and he is working on the Palgrave Macmillan Introduction to China, to be issued later this year.