Book Event – Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer by Peter Mattis and Matthew Brazil

The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce the recent publication of Jamestown Non-Resident Senior Fellow Dr. Matthew Brazil and Congress-Executive Commission on China Deputy Staff Director Mr. Peter Mattis’s new book, Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer.

Join us at 10:30 AM on December 3, 2019 on the 10th floor of 1310 L Street NW, Washington D.C., 20005, for a launch event featuring a conversation between Dr. Brazil and Mr. Mattis, moderated by Jamestown Foundation President, Glen Howard.

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Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer

By Peter Mattis & Matthew Brazil

This is the first book of its kind to employ hundreds of Chinese sources to explain the history and current state of Chinese Communist intelligence operations. It profiles the leaders, top spies, and important operations in the history of China’s espionage organs, and links to an extensive online glossary of Chinese language intelligence and security terms. Peter Mattis and Matthew Brazil present an unprecedented look into the murky world of Chinese espionage both past and present, enabling a better understanding of how pervasive and important its influence is, both in China and abroad.


Author Biographies

Dr. Matthew Brazil

Matthew Brazil, Ph.D. is a non-resident Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation. His writing and consulting is focused on the security problems of American businesses in China. Matt worked in Asia for over 20 years as a U.S. Army officer, American diplomat, and corporate security manager. He studied Chinese politics at Berkeley and Harvard. His doctoral dissertation at Sydney described the early history of the Chinese Communist Party’s intelligence organs. Matt’s next book will examine how U.S. and allied export controls might more effectively deal with a rising China.

Peter Mattis

Peter Mattis was appointed by CoChair Marco Rubio as Deputy Staff Director of the Congress-Executive Commission on China (CECC) in June 2019. Peter joined the Commission from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, where he was a Research Fellow in China Studies. He previously worked at The Jamestown Foundation as a fellow and editor of China Brief. Peter also worked as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency for four years after beginning his career as a research associate at The National Bureau of Asian Research. He received his M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and earned B.A.s in Political Science and Asian Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle.