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The Future Is Asian

Category: Book
By (author): Khanna, Parag
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Comparative
  HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: December 2050
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.37in x 5.50in x 1.20in
Our Price:
$ 25.00
Available: 31 Dec 2050

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From The Publisher*"Foreign policy whiz kid" (The New York Times Book Review) Parag Khanna reveals "a dazzling distillation of the history of the world from an Asian perspective…thorough and clear, offering abundant food for thought" (Kirkus Reviews).

The "Asian Century" is even bigger than you think. Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order spanning Saudi Arabia to Japan, Russia to Australia, Turkey to Indonesia, that together represents 40 percent of global GDP. Asia is rapidly returning to the centuries-old patterns of commerce, conflict, and cultural exchange that thrived long before European colonialism and American dominance. Asians will determine their own future-and as they collectively assert their interests around the world, they will determine ours as well.

In "an authoritative book that may well become a standard" (Financial Times), Parag Khanna explains how Asia's complexity has led to common misdiagnoses: Western thinking on Asia conflates the entire region with China, predicts imminent World War III around every corner, and regularly forecasts debt-driven collapse for the region's major economies. But in reality, the region is experiencing a confident new wave of growth led by younger societies from India to the Philippines; nationalist leaders have put aside territorial disputes in favor of integration, and today's infrastructure investments are the platform for the next generation of digital innovation.

If the nineteenth century featured the Europeanization of the world, and the twentieth century its Americanization, then the twenty-first century is the time of Asianization. From investment portfolios and trade wars to Hollywood movies and university admissions, no aspect of life is immune from Asianization. "The Future Is Asian offers a valuable and thoroughly researched analysis of one course that the region may take" (The Wall Street Journal).
Review Quote*"[Asia] is becoming increasingly blended into one political, cultural and economic unit poised to overtake a waning West. . . . The Future Is Asian offers a valuable and thoroughly researched analysis of one course that the region may take." -The Wall Street Journal
Review Quote*"An upbeat examination of a changing 'Greater Asia' . . . Eurasia's future is likely to be more ductile than fixed and hegemonic. In this new world order, actions still lead to reactions." -The Economist
Review Quote*"Understanding the global economy in this century means above all understanding that it is likely to be an Asian Century. Parag Khanna's important book provides a rich perspective going well beyond the economic statistics. Everyone concerned with the future of the global economy should consider its arguments."-Lawrence H. Summers, Former Secretary of the Treasury, Former Director of the National Economic Council, and Harvard President Emeritus.
Review Quote*"In an authoritative book which may well become a standard reference . . . Parag Khanna casts the net wider to deliver a compelling argument that Asia - rather than merely China - is the current and future lodestar for the global economy. Of Asia's nearly 5bn people, 3.5bn are not Chinese."-James Kynge, Financial Times

Review Quote*"A comprehensive worldview from an Asian perspective . . . Khanna enlists his considerable global experience and education to elegantly lay out the vast range and enormous potential of what he calls the Asian system of moving beyond geography and embracing alliances, institutions, infrastructure, trade, investment, culture and other patterns. . . . Khanna begins with a dazzling distillation of the history of the world from an Asian perspective. . . . Thorough and clear, offering abundant food for thought."-Kirkus Reviews
Review Quote*"The 21st century is the century of Asia. I suggest you read this book, even if you're already aware!"-Jim Rogers, International Investor and author of Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets
Review Quote*"Asia is vast, bustling and rapidly becoming an integrated, world-dominating region, according to this sprawling geo-economic study. . . . Khanna's wealth of statistics, deep knowledge, and lucid prose make for a stimulating overview of the rising colossus."-Publishers Weekly
Review Quote*"Khanna illuminates the global tectonic shift to Asia-but argues provocatively that a rising China will be entangled in a multi-polar region."-Graham T. Allison, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School and author of Destined for War
Review Quote*"A foreign policy whiz kid."-The New York Times Book Review