Thunder from the East (Google eBook)
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 23, 2001 - Political Science - 377 pages
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising AsiaUser Review - Renee Martin - Goodreads
This is good primer on SE Asia, representing research through the 1990s. It contains the roots of their subsequent work _Half the Sky_. Read full review
Review: Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising AsiaUser Review - Rich Pisarra - Goodreads
Great book, it combines history, current events (at the time), and personal stories that will make people who think about what happens between countries think about the people and remind those who focus on individuals to think about what happens to the country. Read full review