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CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping

Kerry Brown (King's College London, UK)



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01 August 2017
History; Political leaders & leadership
China has become the powerhouse of the world economy, its incredible boom overseen by the elite members of the secretive and all-powerful communist party. But since the election of Xi Jinping as General Secretary, life at the top in China has changed. Under the guise of a corruption crackdown, which has seen his rivals imprisoned, Xi Jinping has been quietly building one of the most powerful leaderships modern China has ever seen. In CEO China, the noted China expert Kerry Brown reveals the hidden story of the rise of the man dubbed the 'Chinese Godfather'. Brown investigates his relationship with his revolutionary father, who was expelled by Mao during the Cultural Revolution, his business dealings and allegiances in China's regional power struggles and his role in the internal battle raging between the old men of the Deng era and the new super-rich 'princelings'. Xi Jinping's China is powerful, aggressive and single-minded and this book will become a must-read for the Western world.
By:   Kerry Brown (King's College London UK)
Imprint:   I B TAURIS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm, 
Weight:   370g
ISBN:   9781784538774
ISBN 10:   1784538779
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 August 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kerry Brown is the Professor of Chinese Studies at King's College London and Director of the Lau China Institute. He was formerly the Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House. With 20 years experience of life in China, he has worked in education, business and government, including a term as First Secretary at the British Embassy in Beijing. He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and The Observer amongst others, as well as for many international and Chinese media outlets.

Reviews for CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping

CEO China: The Rise of Xi Jinping'. That is the new and excellent book by Kerry Brown. Almost all books on China are either bad or mediocre, but this one is the best book I ever have read on the exercise of power in contemporary China. Every page is good.Definitely recommended, one of my favorite non-fiction books of the year so far. I can readily imagine re-reading it. -- Professor Tyler Cowen, Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics at George Mason University Xi Jinping, president of China, is now undoubtedly one of the most powerful men in the world. This is the first biography of Xi in English and provides a lucid and readable account of his background, rise to power and political background. -- Gideon Rachman * Financial Times * Dazzlingly detailed -- Tom Plate, Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles One of our most perceptive and accurate foreign observers of China -- John Simpson, BBC

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