Martin Jacques

Martin Jacques is the author of the global best-seller ‘When China Rules the World: the Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World.’ It was first published in 2009 and has since been translated into eleven languages. The book has been shortlisted for two major literary awards. A second edition of the book will be published on 23 February.His TED talk on how to understand China has more than 900,000 views and still counting.

Martin is a Senior Visiting Fellow at IDEAS, a centre for diplomacy and grand strategy at the London School of Economics and a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He has previously been a Visiting Professor at Renmin University, the International Centre for Chinese Studies, Aichi University, Nagoya, and Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto. He was a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. He is a Bosch Public Policy Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy, Washington DC. He was formerly the editor of the renowned London-based monthly Marxism Today until its closure in 1991 and was co-founder of the think-tank Demos. He has been a columnist for many newspapers, made many television programmes and is a former deputy editor of The Independent newspaper. He took his doctorate while at King’s College, Cambridge.


  • The Rise of China
  • How to Understand China
  • China and the US
  • How China Will Change the World
  • East Asia
  • The Changing Shape of the World

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