Congratulation goes to Professor Daniel Bell whose new book “The Dean of Shandong: Confessions of a Minor Bureaucrat at a Chinese University” is selected by the Financial Times as one of the best books of 2023 in Politics. “The author is a noted political philosopher, specialising in Confucianism, who attempts to have a sympathetic understanding of the Chinese political system. His new book is a perceptive and often funny account of operating inside that system. As dean of a public administration school at Shandong university, Bell struggles with pervasive censorship and baffling bureaucracy.”

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