Keyword: bernard schwartz book award
Historian Odd Arne Westad says China's leaders see the country as a regional power and ought to develop a more cooperative relationship with Southeast Asia.
Prof. Odd Arne Westad, author of 'Restless Empire,' talks about how studying the past 250 years of Chinese history brought him to a new understanding of how China relates to the outside world, and what its long-term prospects look like.
"I don't think the problems of Asia today can be posed, let alone solved, through an East-versus-West binary," says the winner of an honorable mention in Asia Society's 2013 Bernard Schwartz Book Award.
“I was inspired to write [Restless Empire] because I thought we needed more of a China-centered history of Chinese international affairs,” said Westad.
The 2011 Award winner delves inside China's corridors of power.
Richard McGregor, whose book <em>The Party</em> was selected as the winner of Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Book Award, discusses the Chinese Communist Party with Jeffrey Wasserstrom.
The 2011 Bernard Schwartz Book Award runner-up reflects on why some Asian countries developed more successfully than others.
The author of Mao's Great Famine, which was a runner-up in the 2011 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award, spoke with Asia Blog about China, famine, and why the Great Leap Forward doesn't get enough attention.