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Clockwise from left: Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Gregg Jones, David Quammen, Edward Luttwak, and Pankaj Mishra.
by Anna Foret
13 September 2012

HOUSTON, September 12, 2012 — Authors on Asia focuses on challenging new books by some of the world’s leading journalists, historians, biographers, and policy experts.

Join these distinguished writers this fall for discussions ranging from the war in Afghanistan to the war against pandemic disease, from the 20th century intellectuals who reshaped Asia’s image to China’s reach for power in the 21st century.

All programs are preceded by receptions from 6:00pm. Talks begin promptly at 7:00pm.


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19 September 2012

The Rise and Fall of the US Imperial Dream
in the Philippines

Gregg Jones shares the remarkable story of America's drive for an overseas empire on the eve of the 20th century, and the brutal realities for those living under foreign domination.

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26 September 2012

Three Thinkers Who Remade Asia

Indian author Pankaj Mishra profiles Liang Qichao, Rabindranath Tagore, and Jamal Al-Din Al-Afghani, three men whose writings and political activism helped revive nationalism in China, India, and the Muslim world, setting the stage for today’s rise of the East.

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POSTPONED | 24 October 2012

Afghanistan: Messy Reality on the Ground

Washington Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran discusses his new book Little America, which explores what went right and what went wrong with President Obama's troop surge in southern Afghanistan.

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15 November 2012

Spillover: Animal Infections
and the Next Human Pandemic

Award-winning science writer David Quammen tells the fascinating story of how organisms jump from animals to humans — sometimes with devestating results.

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4 December 2012

China’s Growing Power: What Are Its Limits?

Renowned strategist Edward Luttwak argues that China’s growing military and economic power will inevitably provoke countermeasures as surrounding countries like Vietnam, India, Japan, and the Philippines join forces with each other and the United States to blunt China’s ambitions.

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Related Events: Books & Conversations

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18 November 2012 | 3:00pm
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9 December 2012 | 4:00pm
Shih Shu-Ching, author, City of the Queen


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