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.
About the Author
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn live outside New York City.
WuDunn is married to Nicholas D. Kristof and they were the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism. As longtime foreign corresponents for the New York Times, they won the prize for their coverage of the Tiananmen studient movement in China and its bloody suppression; they have won many other rizes as well, including the George Polk Award and the Overseas Press Club prize for best foreign reporting. She is a third-generation Chinese-American who holds graduate degrees from both Harvard Business School and Princeton, works for the Times in their business operations.
"Fascinating... [A] masterful job of describing Asia?s anguish and ambition."
--The Washington Post Book World
"Outstanding... [A] most memorable portrait of modern Asia."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Individually, Kristof and WuDunn are extraordinarily knowledgeable; collectively, they are untouchable."
--The Miami Herald