Easternisation — War and Peace in the Asian Century


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Registration 12:15pm
Luncheon 12:30pm
Close 2:00pm 

From the winner of the 2016 Orwell Prize and the European Press Prize for Commentator of the Year, a provocative analysis of how a new era of global instability has begun, as the flow of wealth and power turns from West to East. Easternization is the defining trend of our age — the growing wealth of Asian nations is transforming the international balance of power. This shift to the East is shaping the lives of people all over the world, the fate of nations, and the great questions of war and peace.

A troubled but rising China is now challenging America’s supremacy, and the ambitions of other Asian powers — including Japan, North Korea, India, and Pakistan — have the potential to shake the whole world. Meanwhile, the West is struggling with economic malaise and political populism, the Arab world is in turmoil and Russia longs to reclaim its status as a great power. As it becomes clear that the West’s historic power and influence are receding, Mr. Gideon Rachman offers a roadmap to the turbulent process that will define the international politics of the 21st century. 

Mr. Gideon Rachman is chief foreign affairs columnist for The Financial Times. He writes regularly about the European Union, U.S. foreign policy and geopolitical rivalries in Asia, amongst other subjects. He won the Orwell Prize for political journalism in 2016 and was also named Commentator of the Year in the European Press Prize awards in the same year. His book Easternization: War and Peace in the Asian Century was published in August 2016. A previous book Zero-Sum World was published in 2011 and has been translated into eight languages. Before joining The Financial Times in 2006, he worked for The Economist for 15 years in a range of jobs, including as a foreign correspondent in Bangkok, Brussels, and Washington. 

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Corn and Feta Fritters with Beetroot Chutney and Cherry Tomatoes
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Wed 13 Sep 2017
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
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$500 Asia Society members/ Princeton Club of Hong Kong; $650 Non-members; $5,000 Table(s) of 10
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