bookBill Hayton, THE SOUTH CHINA SEA (Yale University Press)
– astonishing reportage, deep and thorough and convincing …

Orville Schell and John DeLury, WEALTH AND POWER (Random House)
– understanding China’s mentality via beautifully written portraits of leading figures through history …

Sheila A.Smith, INTIMATE RIVALS (Columbia University Press)
– Japan made simple and complex: essential reading