Department of International Economics, Government and Business

Kjeld Erik

Room: POR/24.A-3.69

Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard is Professor at the Department of International Economics, Government and Business. He is an internationally recognized authority on China’s political economy, including state-Party-business relations and the role of the Communist Party of China in the current modernization process. Currently he is working on corporate governance in the Chinese state sector as well as the ambidextral career patterns of  Chinese SOE executives.

Primary research areas
  • Corporate governance in China
  • Chinese elite politics
  • Social stratification
  • State capitalism
  • China/Asia
Curriculum Vitae
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  • IBA projects
  • SDC projects
Other teaching activities
  • Asian Economic Organization & Competitiveness
  • China’s Political Economy
  • International Business and Politics
  • Comparing Societies and Economic Systems
Selected publications

The Chinese Communist Party Since 1949: Organization, Ideology and Prospect for Change (with Chen Gang): Governance and Public Policy in China, Issue 3.1-3.2 (2019) pp. 1-60.

Kina i Moderne Tid: Samfund, Økonomi og Politik  (Modern China: Society, Economy and Politics) (København: Hans Reitzels Forlag, 2019).

From Accelerated Accumulation to the Socialist Market Economy in China: Economic Discourse and Development From 1953 to the Present (with Koen Rutten) (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017).

Hainan -  State, Society, and Business in a Chinese Province (London: Routledge) (paperback 2013).

Critical Readings on the Communist Party of China, 4 vols. (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017).

Chinese Politics as Fragmented Authoritarianism: Earthquakes, Energy, and Environment (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017).

The Chinese Communist Party in Reform (with Zheng Yongnian) (London: Routledge, 2009) (paperback 2013).

“China’s Political Order under Xi Jinping: Concepts and Perspectives,” China: An International Journal, Vol. 16, no. 3 (August 2018), pp. 1-17.

“China’s Communist Party: From Mass to Elite Party,” China Report, Vol. 74, No. 4 (2018),  pp. 385-402.

“The Politics of Business Group Formation in China: The Party in Control?”, The China Quarterly, No. 211 (September 2012), pp. 624-648.

“Cadre and Personnel Management in the CPC,” China: An International Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2  (August 2012), pp 69-83.

”Institutional Reform and the Bianzhi System in China,”The China Quarterly, No 170, (June 2002), pp. 361-386.

Publications List
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Louise Riis Andersen; Cecilia Felicia Stokholm Banke; Henrik Breitenbauch; Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard; Nis Høyrup Christensen; Jørgen Delman; Andreas Bøje Forsby; Bertel Heurlin; André Ken Jakobsson; Peter Marcus Kristensen; Kristian Søby Kristensen; Camilla Tenna Nørup Sørensen; Mette Thunø; Ole Wæver / Forværringen af det kinesisk-amerikanske forhold : En strategisk udfordring for Danmark.
4.12.2020 (CMS Notat)
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / Kinas nye kejser
In: Udenrigs, Vol. 75, No. 3, 2020, p. 66-71
Journal article
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / Moving Ahead in China : State-Owned Enterprises and Elite Circulation.
In: China: An International Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2.2020, p. 107-122
Journal article > peer review
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / Party Modernisation and Bureaucratic Reform in the Era of Xi Jinping
In: Chineseness and Modernity in a Changing China: Essays in Honour of Professor Wang Gungwu. . ed. /Zheng Yongnian; Zhao Litao. New Jersey : World Scientific 2020, p. 133-153 (EAI Series on East Asia)
Book chapter > peer review
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / Kina i moderne tid : Samfund, økonomi og politik.
København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2019, 379 p.
Book > peer review
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / Red Swan: How Unorthodox Policy Making Facilitated China's Rise by Sebastian Heilmann
In: China Quarterly, Vol. 237, 3.2019, p. 261-263
Book review > peer review
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / Social and Political Mobility of State-owned Enterprise Executives in the Reform Era : The Rise of China's Supermanagers.
In: Reform and Development in China: After 40 Years. . ed. /Wei Shan; Lijun Yang. Singapore : World Scientific 2019, p. 31–49 (Series on Contemporary China, Vol. 44)
Book chapter > peer review
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard; Chen Gang / The Chinese Communist Party since 1949 : Organization, Ideology, and Prospect for Change.
Leiden : Brill 2019, 60 p. (Governance and Public Policy in China, No. 1-2, Vol. 3)
Book > peer review
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies Returns to Copenhagen University
In: Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2019, 3 p., p. 5-7
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard / Turning the CCP into an Elite Party
In: The Chinese Communist Party in Action: Consolidating Party Rule. . ed. /Lance L.P. Gore; Zheng Yongnian. Abingdon : Routledge 2019, p. 33-48 (China Policy Series, Vol. 59)
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Academic Interests
  • The rise of Asia
  • Divergence vs convergence in East-West relations
  • State capitalism
  • Governance models
Research Projects
Outside activities

2006 - ongoing: Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation (unpaid) - Board directorship
2012 - ongoing: 
Danish-Chinese Business Forum (unpaid) - Board directorship
2013 - ongoing: 
International Advisory Board, Singapore National University (unpaid) - Board membership
2018 - ongoing: 
Cambridge China Development Trust (unpaid) - Trustee