Thunder from the East : Portrait of a Rising Asia (Paperback)

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors of "China Wakes" comes this insightful and comprehensive look at Asia on the rise. A "New York Times" Notable Book. 70 photos. 1 map.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780375703010
SKU 30801576
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0375703012
Release Date 4/16/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 1T
Praise
"...Mr. Kristof and Ms. WuDunn have given us an impressive and well-researched study of the world's most important area. Their insights are illuminated by their good reporting."
"WuDunn is the more elegant writer. Kristof the more ferocious reporter. Their combined work yields a most memorable portrait of modern Asia."
"Writing in alternate chapters...the authors break their subject into the sort of intellectual bites one might find in an international relations class [and] They explore each topic through a series of the people they have met over the years. Such an approach not only allows for a bracing amount of perplexity and ambiguity, it also makes for terrific reading."
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Annotation A Pulitzer prize-winning journalistic team uses alternating chapters of trenchant analysis and revealing profiles to tell the history of old Asia and to evaluate the prospects for that region's emergence as an economic super-power.
Editors Note From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors of China Wakes comes this insightful and comprehensive look at Asia on the rise.The recent economic crisis in Asia heaped devastation upon millions. Yet Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn argue that it was the best thing that could have happened to Asia. It destroyed the cronyism, protectionism, and government regulation that had been crippling Asian business for decades, and it left in its wake a vast region of resilient and determined millions poised to wrest economic, diplomatic and military power from the West. Thunder from the East is a riveting look at a complex region, a fascinating panoply of compelling characters, and a prophetic analysis from arguably the West's most informed and intelligent writers on Asia.
Editors Note 2 Two Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondents with The New York Times offer an incisive and timely study of Asia and the diverse ways in which the continent is reshaping world affairs, tracing the origins and impact of the Asian financial crisis, the growing roles of women in the region, and the region's increasing economic, diplomatic, and military influence. 35,000 first printing.
Editors Note 3 From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors of China Wakes comes this insightful and comprehensive look at Asia on the rise.The recent economic crisis in Asia heaped devastation upon millions. Yet Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn argue that it was the best thing that could have happened to Asia. It destroyed the cronyism, protectionism, and government regulation that had been crippling Asian business for decades, and it left in its wake a vast region of resilient and determined millions poised to wrest economic, diplomatic and military power from the West. Thunder from the East is a riveting look at a complex region, a fascinating panoply of compelling characters, and a prophetic analysis from arguably the West's most informed and intelligent writers on Asia.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0400
Publisher Vintage Books
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