6pm – 8pm, 22 July 2014
The Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street, Millers Point 2000
Professor Kerry Brown reveals the rise of a new generation of powerful princelings in China. How does one become the leader of the world’s newest superpower? In The New Emperors, the noted China expert Kerry Brown journeys deep into the heart of the 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, scandal and murder 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’.