The news of China’s economic miracle has circulated so widely for so long that the legend has become fact: This is the Asian century. But when historian Michael R. Auslin traveled through Asia, he came away with a more nuanced understanding of the region. In this artfully written, crisply argued analysis, he describes deep cracks beneath the glossy surface of the Asian success story. China’s masses seethe under their rulers’ oppression. India’s poor find little relief from their chaotically run state. And Japan suffers from a long malaise as the two Koreas edge closer to war. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends Auslin’s astute analysis to international investors, global managers and policy makers.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why the “Asian Century” is not a sure thing,
- What risks and cracks underlie the Chinese economic success story;
- Why Chinese citizens distrust their government and
- How North Korea threatens world peace.
About the Author
Michael R. Auslin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.