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The Trouble with Taiwan - History, the United States and a Rising China (Hardcover): Kerry Brown, Kalley Wu Tzu Hui The Trouble with Taiwan - History, the United States and a Rising China (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown, Kalley Wu Tzu Hui
R609 R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Save R62 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Fresh and authoritative, written with brio and precision.' Thomas Plate, author of Yo-Yo Diplomacy 'An important and timely guide to one of the most dangerous potential flashpoints for future conflict between the West and China.'James Griffiths, author of The Great Firewall of China 'Brown and Wu Tzu-hui help situate a Taiwan whose "place" in the world is otherwise plagued by uncertainty.' Benjamin Zawacki, author of Thailand

Contemporary China (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2019): Kerry Brown Contemporary China (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2019)
Kerry Brown
R926 R768 Discovery Miles 7 680 Save R158 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The third edition of this concise core textbook offers students a comprehensive introduction to the politics, economy, culture and society of modern China, while grounding all of these areas in the context of China's recent history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Fully up to date, this accessible text examines the key developments that are taking place in China and that are shaping its place in the world today, from relations with Trump's United States and post-Brexit Britain, to the use of the internet to crack down on dissent and the establishment of 'Xi Jinping thought' at the 19th Party Congress. Authored by a highly-regarded expert on the topic, this is the essential guide to a country that is no longer just emerging but one which has, in many respects, already emerged as one of the leading powers of the twenty-first century. The book is an ideal introductory text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on China Studies and Contemporary China, regardless of whether students approach the topic from a political, historical, sociological, cultural or geographical viewpoint. It can also be used on modules focussing more specifically on Chinese Politics, Chinese History or Chinese Society.

China's Dream - The Culture of Chinese Communism and the Secret Sources of its Power (Paperback): Kerry Brown China's Dream - The Culture of Chinese Communism and the Secret Sources of its Power (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Communist Party of China (CPC) is one of the great political forces of modern times. In charge of the destiny of a fifth of humanity, it survives despite the collapse of similar systems elsewhere. Few, however, understand the sources of this resilience, or, for that matter, what the Party itself stands for. China's Dream is the first book to explore the Communist Party as a cultural, rather than a political, entity. It looks at the narratives the Party has created to recount its own history, with the moral story about national rejuvenation and renaissance that these encode. It does not shy away from the thorny issue of how a Party under Mao Zedong, one associated with self-sacrifice, collectivist effort, and anti-individualism, came to pragmatically embrace market capitalism and a new ethics. The tensions to which this gives rise have resulted in a crisis of values, which is now being addressed - with very mixed results - by the CPC. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of contemporary China, Kerry Brown takes us on a unique and fascinating journey through the least understood aspect of China today - not the great economic revolution in the material world, but the deep cultural revolution already underway in Chinese people's daily lives.

China and the New Maoists (Paperback): Kerry Brown, Simone van Nieuwenhuizen China and the New Maoists (Paperback)
Kerry Brown, Simone van Nieuwenhuizen
R362 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R25 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Forty years after his death, Mao remains a totemic, if divisive, figure in contemporary China. Though he retains an immense symbolic importance within China's national mythology, the rise of a capitalist economy has seen the ruling class become increasingly ambivalent towards him. And while he continues to be a highly visible and contentious presence in Chinese public life, Mao's enduring influence has been little understood in the West. In China and the New Maoists, Kerry Brown and Simone van Nieuwenhuizen look at the increasingly vocal elements who claim to be the true ideological heirs to Mao, ranging from academics to cyberactivists, as well as at the state's efforts to draw on Mao's image as a source of legitimacy. This is a fascinating portrait of a country undergoing dramatic upheavals while still struggling to come to terms with its past.

Hu Jintao: China's Silent Ruler (Hardcover): Kerry Brown Hu Jintao: China's Silent Ruler (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown
R977 Discovery Miles 9 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the six-month period from late 2012 to early 2013, Hu Jintao, the President of the People's Republic of China, Chair of the Central Military Commission, and Party Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), will relinquish at least two of his three positions. According to the constitution of the CCP, his time as Party head will come to an end, given that he has already served for two terms. Well over the supposed retirement age of 68, he will have to hand over the leadership of China to a new generation of leaders at the 18th Party Congress in Beijing. In Chinese politics, the act of retirement is surprisingly difficult, but Hu Jintao is widely known for his reserve and reticence; there is little doubt that he could disappear into a quiet and anonymous retirement if he so desires.This timely volume thus aims to provide an analytical assessment of Hu's period in charge of the world's most populous country. It concentrates briefly on his early life and entry into politics, then considers and evaluates his stewardship of the economy and of international affairs, as well as his ideological contribution and leadership of the communist party. In the process, the reader will also be afforded a broad overview of China's rapid developments over the last decade, since 2002.

China and the EU in Context - Insights for Business and Investors (Hardcover): Kerry Brown China and the EU in Context - Insights for Business and Investors (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown
R1,499 R1,268 Discovery Miles 12 680 Save R231 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"China and the EU in Context" brings together the research of world-class commentators on China from across Europe to explore the economic, political, investment, and trade relations between China and the EU. Brown provides a comprehensive overview to explain the key challenges currently facing those who are seeking to work with the Chinese or in China. Written for senior executives and investors, this accessible book shows how to relate to China practically and understand the internal dynamics for business purposes, exploring themes including investment, social unrest, and China's five-year program.

All My Kisses (Paperback): Kerry Brown, Jedda Robaard All My Kisses (Paperback)
Kerry Brown, Jedda Robaard
R167 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R10 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
CEO, China - The Rise of Xi Jinping (Paperback): Kerry Brown CEO, China - The Rise of Xi Jinping (Paperback)
Kerry Brown 1
R332 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R77 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Eu-china Relationship, The: European Perspectives - A Manual For Policy Makers (Hardcover): Kerry Brown Eu-china Relationship, The: European Perspectives - A Manual For Policy Makers (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown
R3,927 R3,636 Discovery Miles 36 360 Save R291 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book brings together 30 papers commissioned from 2011 to 2013 by the EU-funded Europe-China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN). These papers, thematically grouped in sections on economics, society and politics, were written by some of the world's leading China experts in Europe, and give a European perspective of this complex relationship. The papers provide a broad overview of how Europeans see the key challenges currently faced by China and Europe as well as a unique insight into the related policy aspects of the vexed and complex relationship of the two largest trading partners in the world.The EU-China Relationship: European Perspectives is written in a highly pragmatic manner, focusing on specific political, economic and social issues that impact on international relations. It is an essential EU toolkit and policy handbook for academics and policy makers in government and business who are engaging with China, not just in the EU but across the world.

China's Dream - The Culture of Chinese Communism and the Secret Sources of its Power (Hardcover): Kerry Brown China's Dream - The Culture of Chinese Communism and the Secret Sources of its Power (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown
R1,487 R1,355 Discovery Miles 13 550 Save R132 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Communist Party of China (CPC) is one of the great political forces of modern times. In charge of the destiny of a fifth of humanity, it survives despite the collapse of similar systems elsewhere. Few, however, understand the sources of this resilience, or, for that matter, what the Party itself stands for. China's Dream is the first book to explore the Communist Party as a cultural, rather than a political, entity. It looks at the narratives the Party has created to recount its own history, with the moral story about national rejuvenation and renaissance that these encode. It does not shy away from the thorny issue of how a Party under Mao Zedong, one associated with self-sacrifice, collectivist effort, and anti-individualism, came to pragmatically embrace market capitalism and a new ethics. The tensions to which this gives rise have resulted in a crisis of values, which is now being addressed - with very mixed results - by the CPC. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of contemporary China, Kerry Brown takes us on a unique and fascinating journey through the least understood aspect of China today - not the great economic revolution in the material world, but the deep cultural revolution already underway in Chinese people's daily lives.

China's World - The Foreign Policy of the World's Newest Superpower (Hardcover): Kerry Brown China's World - The Foreign Policy of the World's Newest Superpower (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown
R786 R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Save R163 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the next decade China's actions on the world stage will affect us all. A new superpower, with the largest population and GDP on the globe, there are now fears that China is becoming more assertive. Here, award-winning China expert Kerry Brown guides us through China's foreign policy, from its skirmishes with US Navy destroyers in the South China Sea to its arguments with Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands and its increased displays of military prowess - including huge investments in cyber warfare. Brown also assesses China's extraordinary plan to create a `New Silk Road' across Central Asia - one of the biggest infrastructure project in modern history. In doing so he seeks to answer a simple question: what does China want? The answer lies in the unique way China thinks about the world. A comprehensive analysis by one of the world's most recognised and respected authorities, and based upon unparalleled research into Chinese leaders, their beliefs and their instincts, China's World is an essential read for the Western world.

Contemporary China (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2019): Kerry Brown Contemporary China (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2019)
Kerry Brown
R2,311 R2,124 Discovery Miles 21 240 Save R187 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The third edition of this concise core textbook offers students a comprehensive introduction to the politics, economy, culture and society of modern China, while grounding all of these areas in the context of China's recent history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Fully up to date, this accessible text examines the key developments that are taking place in China and that are shaping its place in the world today, from relations with Trump's United States and post-Brexit Britain, to the use of the internet to crack down on dissent and the establishment of 'Xi Jinping thought' at the 19th Party Congress. Authored by a highly-regarded expert on the topic, this is the essential guide to a country that is no longer just emerging but one which has, in many respects, already emerged as one of the leading powers of the twenty-first century. The book is an ideal introductory text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on China Studies and Contemporary China, regardless of whether students approach the topic from a political, historical, sociological, cultural or geographical viewpoint. It can also be used on modules focussing more specifically on Chinese Politics, Chinese History or Chinese Society.

The World According to Xi - Everything You Need to Know About the New China (Paperback): Kerry Brown The World According to Xi - Everything You Need to Know About the New China (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R284 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R61 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

China is now the most powerful country on earth. Its manufacturing underpins the world's economy; its military is growing at the fastest rate of any nation and its leader - Xi Jinping - is to set the pace and tone of world affairs for decades. In 2017 Xi Jinping became part of the constitution - an honour not seen since Chairman Mao. Here, China expert Kerry Brown guides us through the world according to Xi: his plans to make China the most powerful country on earth and to eradicate poverty for its citizens. In this captivating book we discover Xi's beliefs, how he thinks about communism, and how far he is willing to go to defend it.

The New Emperors - Power and the Princelings in China (Hardcover): Kerry Brown The New Emperors - Power and the Princelings in China (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown
R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

China has become the powerhouse of the world economy and home to 1 in 5 of the world's population, yet we know almost nothing of the people who lead it. How does one become the leader of the world's newest superpower? And who holds the real power in the Chinese system? In The New Emperors, the noted China expert Kerry Brown journeys deep into the heart of the secretive Communist Party. China's system might have its roots in peasant rebellion but it is now firmly under the control of a power-conscious Beijing elite, almost half of whose members are related directly to former senior Party leaders. Brown reveals the intrigue and scandal surrounding the internal battle raging between two China's: one founded by Mao on Communist principles, and a modern China in which 'to get rich is glorious'. At the centre of it all sits the latest Party Secretary, Xi Jinping - the son of a revolutionary, with links both to big business and to the People's Liberation Army. His rise to power is symbolic of the new emperors leading the world's next superpower.

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography Volume 4 (Paperback): Kerry Brown Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography Volume 4 (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R938 R854 Discovery Miles 8 540 Save R84 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, the first publication of its kind since 1898, is the work of more than one hundred internationally recognized experts from nearly a dozen countries. It has been designed to satisfy the growing thirst of students, researchers, professionals, and general readers for knowledge about China. It makes the entire span of Chinese history manageable by introducing the reader to emperors, politicians, poets, writers, artists, scientists, explorers, and philosophers who have shaped and transformed China over the course of five thousand years. In 135 entries, ranging from 1,000 to 8,000 words and written by some of the world's leading China scholars, the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography takes the reader from the important (even if possibly mythological) figures of ancient China to Communist leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. The in-depth essays provide rich historical context, and create a compelling narrative that weaves abstract concepts and disparate events into a coherent story. Cross-references between the articles show the connections between times, places, movements, events, and individuals. Volume Four focuses on key individuals from the People's Republic of China's post-opening era, starting in 1979.

China (Hardcover): Kerry Brown China (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown
R1,395 Discovery Miles 13 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

China is poised to become the world's largest economy in the next decade. But its great struggle to modernise has been one of tragedy, conflict, and challenge. From the first attempts to introduce Western ideas into the country two centuries ago, China's long march to global primacy has been above all an epic fight to renew an ancient country and culture. Leading Sinologist Kerry Brown traces this quest for renewal through the major moments of China's modern history. Taking the reader on a journey that includes war, revolution, famine and finally regeneration, he describes concisely and authoritatively where China has come from, and where it is heading as it achieves great power status. This is a story that is no longer just about China, but concerns the rest of the world.

China's 19th Party Congress: Start Of A New Era (Hardcover): Kerry Brown China's 19th Party Congress: Start Of A New Era (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown
R2,290 R2,137 Discovery Miles 21 370 Save R153 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book gives an overview of key themes domestically and internationally from the 19th Communist Party Congress held in Beijing in October 2017, setting out the main policy priorities for the Xi government in China as the country moves towards fulfillment of the first Centenary Goal, the hundredth anniversary of the Communist Party of China in 2021.Written as the first full length analysis by an international group of authors of different aspects of the Congress, making it perfect for graduate students and researchers, as well as individuals interested in China Studies.

CEO, China - The Rise of Xi Jinping (Hardcover): Kerry Brown CEO, China - The Rise of Xi Jinping (Hardcover)
Kerry Brown 1
R695 R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Save R71 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

The Future of UK-China Relations (Paperback): Kerry Brown The Future of UK-China Relations (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

At a time when both China's role in the world is becoming the focus of international business strategy and Brexit is pushing the UK to look to the rest of the world for trade and investment, Kerry Brown assesses the potential for a new "golden age" of UK-China relations. For too long, Brown argues, China has been regarded with indifference by the UK, despite a well-established relationship stretching back some 200 years. Now, more than ever, Britain needs to actively engage with China and seek to understand China's ambitions. This entails a radical change of mindset, vocabulary and attitude, as well as establishing a clear vision of what the UK wants from a resurgent global China, beyond trade and money. Brown shows that our future relationship with China is deep with symbolic meaning and will have reverberations throughout the world, as either a sobering example of what a world run on Chinese values might look like, or as a model of how to successfully rebalance a sudden asymmetrical dependence on a newly powerful China. It is one, however, that requires the UK to question some of its own national myths and the story it tells about itself, as well as to learn about a new power with a very different history and set of values.

This Is China - The First 5,000 Years (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Kerry Brown This Is China - The First 5,000 Years (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Kerry Brown
R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Healing of Valta - The Power: Volume 3 (Paperback): Kerry Brown The Healing of Valta - The Power: Volume 3 (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mahti - The Power: Volume 1 (Paperback): Kerry Brown Mahti - The Power: Volume 1 (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Heart of Dragons - The Power: Volume 2 (Paperback): Kerry Brown Heart of Dragons - The Power: Volume 2 (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Love in the Rain (Paperback): Cleopatra Margot, Kerri Brown Love in the Rain (Paperback)
Cleopatra Margot, Kerri Brown
R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Warrior Leadership - A Transformation of Mind, Body & Spirit for Everyday Life and the Workplace (Paperback): Kerry Brown Warrior Leadership - A Transformation of Mind, Body & Spirit for Everyday Life and the Workplace (Paperback)
Kerry Brown
R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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