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by Nicolas D. & Sheryl WuDunn. Kristof

  • ISBN: 1857882733
  • Author: Nicolas D. & Sheryl WuDunn. Kristof
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  • Rating: 4.2 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 350
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing Ltd (2000)
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Yet Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn argue that it was the best thing that could have happened to Asia. A brilliant book this is, & it can only come from the Pulitzer Prize winner husband & wife team, who brought us "China Wakes" few years back

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. A brilliant book this is, & it can only come from the Pulitzer Prize winner husband & wife team, who brought us "China Wakes" few years back. The book digs deep, peeling the onion into the inner core, & evaluating the status of Asia in the world.

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn bring to their book all the authority and insight of the fourteen years they spent . They are the authors of China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn bring to their book all the authority and insight of the fourteen years they spent covering Asia. They depict a continent poised to reassume the role it ceded five hundred years ago as the "center of the world. Kristof has served as Times bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo; WuDunn was a Times correspondent in Beijing and Tokyo, and has specialized in business journalism. Both now work for the Times in New York City and live nearby with their three children.

Thunder from the East book. 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 regulat From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors of China Wakes comes this insightful and comprehensive look at Asia on the rise.

Yet Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn argue that it was the best thing that could have happened to Asia. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors of China Wakes comes this insightful and comprehensive look at Asia on the rise.

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WuDunn married reporter Nicholas Kristof in 1988. After working for The Wall Street Journal and other publications, WuDunn joined the staff of The New York Times as a correspondent in the Beijing bureau in 1989  . China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power and Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia are non-fiction Asian studies books which examine the cultural, social, and political situation of East Asia largely through interviews and personal experiences. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning . Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists for The New York Times and authors of China Wakes, return with an eclectic collection o. .

Thunder from the east. Portrait of a Rising Asia The impetus for the book is the Asian economic crisis, which, the authors argue. Portrait of a Rising Asia. by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn. Husband and wife Kristof and WuDunn (China Wakes, 1994) provide a panoramic view of Asia on the verge of dramatic social and economic change. The impetus for the book is the Asian economic crisis, which, the authors argue, was actually a blessing in disguise, in that it cleared out a lot of the dead, cronyism, and corruption-that threatened to stall Asia's continued "rise.

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are the first husband and wife team to win a PulitzerP Prize together for journalism. They have also won various other journalism prizes for their reporting from Asia, where they have been long time Asian correspondents for the New York Times in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. Country of Publication. Kristof.

Comments (7)

Gavigamand
This book is written by a husband and wife team. They have traveled extensively through Asia. The book partially features their experiences in their travels, and partially analyzes the prospects of economic development in India, China, Southeast Asia. Abject poverty is discovered and heartfelt glimpses into this life of poverty is discussed and also is buttressed by photographs. A woman preparing bark, yes--tree bark--for her family's dinner. On the success side, a Thailand man who has developed his own rickshaw business. The 1990's is the period that is being discussed. Of course there must have been many changes since then but perhaps not so much for the very poor. There was a severe recession in 1997 and a booming economy in the East kind of toppled. The authors theorize what will be the future of these countries. They analyze economic statistics and population trends. The only part of the book I tended to disagree with was their answer that free market capitalism is the answer to everything. They criticized the Japanese system in which there are governmental controls on the economy. However, I think of many democracies that have such oversight and are very successful. Sweden, anyone? But overall this is a very compelling book.
Golden Lama
I read this book during a trip through Seoul and Tokyo and I found it to be a wonderful companion for my first journey through Asia. It's a penetratingly insightful, sober and a thoughtful study in what I'm now convinced will be the most important region of the world (and has been for some time).

In the past I've been skeptical of predictions of Asia's eventual dominance over the West regarding them as nothing more than the over exuberant desires of a few who for ideological reasons wish to undermine the morale of western nations. However, after reading Kritof's and DuWunn's book I've concluded that at the start of the 21st Century many of the us in the West tend to exaggerate our relative importance in the world. As the authors point out, the sheer numbers bear this out given the billions of people living in the region along with spectacularly modern places like Korea, Hong Kong and Japan which serve both as models and laboratories for free market democracy.

Given the vastness, diversity and complexity of Asia, Kristof and DuWunn do a superb job of providing an overview of the region's history, culture and economic challenges and opportunities. I have now become humbled by the potential of this dynamic region to continue to push the boundaries of human progress in the years to come.
Defolosk
Excellent insights rhat are helpful even today.
Thabel
Fantastic Book from A plus writer!
I love this writer she and her husband are
NOT political they love the disinfranchised
and "Voiceless"
Seevinev
There were a lot of info and situations that we can never find in the news, media.
GWEZJ
Mr. Kristoff and Ms. WuDunn have written a very interesting and engaging book about one of the most important areas of the world. The strength and weakness of the book derives from the authors' close contact with average people in the areas the write about. This puts a wonderfully human face on an area that for too many Americans becomes a faceless mass of statistics. But sometimes I think the authors are too quick to jump from anecdote to larger societal truth.
I found some of the early history of the region especially fascinating having never been exposed to that before. Like the authors, I spent time afterward thinking about what might have been had China not destroyed its 15th century navy. It is a useful counterpoint to the common argument that the triumph of the West over the past several centuries was inevitable.
The book also provides many good insights into Asia's potential for the future. I was also impressed that the authors seemed very cognizant of the limits of their predictive powers and often pointed the wide variety of things that could happen to change their overall outlook. I would recommend this book for all but the most serious scholars of Asia.
Snowskin
A brilliant book this is, & it can only come from the Pulitzer Prize winner husband & wife team, who brought us "China Wakes" few years back. The book digs deep, peeling the onion into the inner core, & evaluating the status of Asia in the world. I find it wonderful to read as this is not a thesis per say, but a stupendous effort of journalism. The writers went boldly to many places searching for answers by interviewing the locals or by observing. Pity, elation, helplessness, frustration, hope, powerlessness, ludicrousness are some of the emotions that overwhelmed me as I rummaged through the book. To summarise the book simply, don't underestimate Asia because if you do, you do it at your own peril as been written by the authors. By having flexibility, social stability, greed, willingness to embrace other cultures, the sky or shall I say, the space is the limit for Asia. Nobody knows for certain if America would be superseded by Asia but if it gets too complacent, & if Asia maintains its present momentum, a calculated guess is that Asia would might just be possible to once again rule the world, or better known as the "Middle Kingdom"! Highly recommended

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