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Co-presented with China Studies Centre of the University of Sydney. Shanghai 2020 is a book explores the likely future of Shanghai both as a trade and commercial centre, and as a centre for innovation and reform.
About the book
Shanghai 2020: The City's Vision of its Future is a book about one of the most dynamic, fastest growing cities on earth. It is about a city in a country which is engaging with modernity in ways which have utterly reshaped its economy and society since the start of the reform and opening up process more than three decades ago in 1978. It is about how a place is returning to its historic role as a great crossing point, a window from the world onto China and China onto the world. It is about somewhere where east meets west, but where the east also meets itself.
Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Politics and Director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He leads the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) funded by the European Union and is an Associate Fellow on the Asia Programme at Chatham House, London. His main interests are in the politics and society of modern China, in its international relations and its political economy. Kerry has previously worked in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including as First Secretary in Beijing.
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