6:30 – 8 pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times correspondents Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn give a cutting-edge report on Asia and the ways in which it is reshaping the world, drawing from their new book, Thunder From the East. The result of the authors’ 14 years in Asia, including Mr. Kristof’s service as Bureau Chief in both Tokyo and Beijing, this revealing and intelligent work traces the financial crisis, which began in 1997, in its trail through the lives of people across Asia, and it makes clear that the crisis is ultimately helping the region by undermining the cronyism and regulation that have long held back Asia. Although the rise of countries like China and India will be destabilizing and disruptive, they argue that Asia is now in a position to wrest economic, diplomatic and military power from the West in the coming decades.
Followed by a reception and booksigning.
Tickets: $10; Japan Society and Asia Society members $8, students $5.
- October 3, 2000
- 6:30 pm