439 Wukang Lu
Shanghai, Shanghai

Via the SFCC-Friends Yahoo Group:

The Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club Presents:

Struggling Giant - the challenges for China's new generation of leaders
Dr Kerry Brown

Arch, 115 Changshu Lu (close to Changle Lu)
7p.m., Thursday July 5th (Talk starts at 7: 30)

Kerry Brown has seen China from many sides - as a university lecturer in Inner Mongolia, as a diplomat at the British embassy in Beijing, and now as a researcher at Chatham House in London and a consultant working with Chinese private enterprise. His new book: 'Struggling Giant: China in the 21st century' takes a lively, thoughtful and thought-provoking look at China's evolving society, politics and economy, challenging many widely-held assumptions about the country along the way. Kerry Brown will discuss his view of the various scenarios for China's future development, and will assess how the country's 5th generation of political leaders, expected to become increasingly prominent following this year's Communist Party congress, may cope with the challenges facing them.

NB this venue can only hold 30 - 40 people, so please rsvp to confirm your seat

Venue details: Arch Cafe:
115 Changshu Lu, near Changle Lu 常熟路115号 近长乐路
Tel: 021 5403 2125

Admission: Members free; Non-members 50 RMB

RSVP: Jane Cao: xdancao at gmail.com by 4th July
For more information about this event contact Duncan Hewitt: duncan.hewitt at gmx.net

About the Speaker:

Kerry Brown studied Chinese in London and later worked as a lecturer for Voluntary Service Overseas in Inner Mongolia, before gaining a PhD in modern Chinese history from Leeds University. From 2000 - 2003 he was a First Secretary at the British embassy in Beijing, before returning to the Foreign Office in London as head of its Indonesia, Philippines and East Timor Section. Since 2005 he has been Associate Fellow of the China Project at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London, Visiting Fellow of the East Asia Studies Centre, London School of Economics, and Director of the consultancy Strategic China Ltd. His book 'Struggling Giant' is published by Anthem Press. He has also written on Inner Mongolia in the Cultural Revolution, and is currently working on a book about Chinese investment.

Official Website: http://www.fccsh.org/calendar/calendar.asp

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