Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia (Paperback)

Portrait of a Rising Asia

By Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl Wudunn

Vintage, 9780375703010, 400pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2001



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.

Praise For Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia

"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