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New Economic Elites in China: The Social Basis of Local Power

Chatham House, London


Speaker: David S G Goodman, Professor of Chinese Politics, University of Sydney
Chair: Dr Kerry Brown, Senior Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House


The speaker will draw upon his research to discuss the influence of family background in the emergence of China's new economic elites. He will consider historical perspectives on elite formation and the importance of family narratives for individual behaviour.