Best Asian Politics Books
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1. Time to Eat: Delicious Meals for Busy Lives: A Cookbook
Author: by Nadiya Hussain
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (November 10, 2020)
From the host of the beloved Netflix series Time to Eat and winner of The Great British Baking Show come over 100 time-smart recipes to tackle family mealtime. Nadiya Hussain knows that feeding a family and juggling a full work load can be challenging.
Time to Eat solves mealtime on weeknights and busy days with quick and easy recipes that the whole family will love. Nadiya shares all her tips and tricks for making meal prep as simple as possible, including ideas for repurposing leftovers and components of dishes into new recipes, creating second meals to keep in the freezer, and using shortcuts-like frozen foods-to cut your prep time significantly.
In Time to Eat, Nadiya teaches you to make recipes from her hit Netflix show, including Peanut Butter & Jelly Traybake, Instant Noodles, Egg Rolls, and zesty Marmalade Haddock. Each recipe also notes exactly how long it will take to prepare and cook, making planning easy.
Helpful icons identify which recipes can be made ahead, which ones are freezer-friendly, and which ones can be easily doubled.
2. Discrimination and Disparities
Author: by Thomas Sowell
Published at: Basic Books; Enlarged edition (March 5, 2019)
An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell’s brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparitiesEconomic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics.
Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate. Discrimination and Disparities gathers a wide array of empirical evidence to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation, or genetics.
This revised and enlarged edition also analyzes the human consequences of the prevailing social vision of these disparities and the policies based on that vision-from educational disasters to widespread crime and violence.
3. Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century
Author: by Josh Rogin
Published at: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (March 9, 2021)
The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S. China relationship There was no calm before the storm. Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory shattered the fragile understanding between Washington and Beijing, putting the most important relationship of the twenty-first century in the hands of a novice who had bitterly attacked China from the campaign trail.
Almost as soon as he entered office, Trump brought to a boil the long-simmering rivalry between the two countries, while also striking up a friendship with Chinese president Xi Jinping whose manipulations of his American counterpart would undermine the White House’s already disjointed response to the historic challenge of a rising China.
All the while, Trump’s own officials fought to steer U.S.Policy from within. By the time the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in Wuhan, Trump’s love-hate relationship with Xi had sparked a trade war, while Xi’s aggression had pushed the world to the brink of a new Cold War.
4. Wake Up: Why the world has gone nuts
Author: by Piers Morgan
Published at: HarperCollins (October 20, 2020)
It’s time we get back to common sense. It’s time to cancel the cancel culture. It’s time to Wake Up. If, like me, you’re sick and tired of being told how to think, speak, eat and behave, then this book is for you.
If, like me, you think the world’s going absolutely nuts, then this book is for you. If, like me, you think NHS heroes and Captain Tom are the real stars of our society, not self-obsessed tone-deaf celebrities (and royal renegades!, then this book is for you.
If, like me, you’re sickened by the cancel culture bullies destroying people’s careers and lives, then this book is for you. From feminism to masculinity, racism to gender, body image to veganism, mental health to competitiveness at school, the right to free speech and expressing an honestly held opinion is being crushed at the altar of woke’ political correctness.
In 2020, the world faced its biggest crisis in a generation: a global pandemic. In the UK, it exposed deep divisions within society and laid bare a toxic culture war that had been raging beneath the surface. From the outset, Piers Morgan urged the nation to come to its senses, once and for all, and held the Government to often ferocious account over its handling of the crisis.
5. The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy (Leather-bound Classics)
Author: by Sun Tzu
Published at: Canterbury Classics; Lea edition (October 1, 2016)
The words of the ancient Chinese sages are as timeless as they are wise. The words of ancient Chinese philosophers have influenced other thinkers across the world for more than 2,000 years, and continue to shape our ideas today. The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy includes translations of Sun Tzu’s Art of War, Lao-Tzu’s Tao Te Ching, the teachings of the master sage Confucius, and the writings of Mencius.
From insights on warfare and diplomacy to advice on how to deal with one’s neighbors and colleagues, this collection of classical Eastern philosophy will provide readers with countless nuggets of wisdom. IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner 2017!
6. The Girl with Seven Names: Escape from North Korea
Author: by Hyeonseo Lee
Published at: William Collins; Reprint edition (May 10, 2016)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime.
Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life.
Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told the best on the planet? Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family.
7. Kamala's Way: An American Life
Author: by Dan Morain
Published at: Simon & Schuster (January 12, 2021)
A revelatory biography of the first Black woman to stand for Vice President, charting how the daughter of two immigrants in segregated California became one of this country’s most effective power players. There’s very little that’s conventional about Kamala Harris, and yet her personal story also represents the best of America.
She grew up the eldest daughter of a single mother, a no-nonsense cancer researcher who emigrated from India at the age of nineteen in search of a better education. She and her husband, an accomplished economist from Jamaica, split up when Kamala was only five.
The Kamala Harris the public knows today is tough, smart, quick-witted, and demanding. She’s a prosecutorher one-liners are legendarybut she’s more reticent when it comes to sharing much about herself, even in her memoirs. Fortunately, former Los Angeles Times reporter Dan Morain has been there from the start.
In Kamala’s Way, he charts her career from its beginnings handling child molestation cases and homicides for the Alameda County District Attorney’s office and her relationship as a twenty-nine-year-old with the most powerful man in the state: married Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, a relationship that would prove life-changing.
8. AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, And The New World Order
Author: by Kai-Fu Lee
Published at: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company; 1st edition (September 1, 2018)
THE NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERDr. Kai-Fu Leeone of the world’s most respected experts on AI and Chinareveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace. In AI Superpowers, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected.
Indeed, as the US-Sino AI competition begins to heat up, Lee urges the US and China to both accept and to embrace the great responsibilities that come with significant technological power. Most experts already say that AI will have a devastating impact on blue-collar jobs.
But Lee predicts that Chinese and American AI will have a strong impact on white-collar jobs as well. Is universal basic income the solution? In Lee’s opinion, probably not. But he provides a clear description of which jobs will be affected and how soon, which jobs can be enhanced with AI, and most importantly, how we can provide solutions to some of the most profound changes in human history that are coming soon.
9. The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower
Author: by Michael Pillsbury
Published at: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (March 15, 2016)
One of the U.S.Government’s leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country’s rise and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world’s leading superpower. For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop its scientific and military capabilities, and take its place on the world stage, in the belief that China’s rise will bring us cooperation, diplomacy, and free trade.
But what if the “China Dream” is to replace us, just as America replaced the British Empire, without firing a shot? Based on interviews with Chinese defectors and newly declassified, previously undisclosed national security documents, The Hundred-Year Marathon reveals China’s secret strategy to supplant the United States as the world’s dominant power, and to do so by 2049, the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic.
Michael Pillsbury, a fluent Mandarin speaker who has served in senior national security positions in the U.S. Government since the days of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, draws on his decades of contact with the “hawks” in China’s military and intelligence agencies and translates their documents, speeches, and books to show how the teachings of traditional Chinese statecraft underpin their actions.
10. Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept
Author: by Robert Spalding
Published at: Portfolio (October 1, 2019)
China expert Robert Spalding reveals the shocking success China has had infiltrating American institutions and compromising our national security. The media often suggest that Russia poses the greatest threat to America’s national security, but the real danger lies farther east.
While those in power have been distracted and disorderly, China has waged a six-front war on America’s economy, military, diplomacy, technology, education, and infrastructure-and they’re winning. It’s almost too late to undo the shocking, though nearly invisible, victories of the Chinese.
In Stealth War, retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding reveals China’s motives and secret attacks on the West. Chronicling how our leaders have failed to protect us over recent decades, he provides shocking evidence of some of China’s most brilliant ploys, including: Placing Confucius Institutes in universities across the United States that serve to monitor and control Chinese students on campus and spread communist narratives to unsuspecting American students.
11. The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World
Author: by Vincent Bevins
Published at: PublicAffairs (May 19, 2020)
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2020 BY NPR, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, AND GQThe hidden story of the wanton slaughter – in Indonesia, Latin America, and around the world – backed by the United States.In 1965, the U.S. Government helped the Indonesian military kill approximately one million innocent civilians.
This was one of the most important turning points of the twentieth century, eliminating the largest communist party outside China and the Soviet Union and inspiring copycat terror programs in faraway countries like Brazil and Chile. But these events remain widely overlooked, precisely because the CIA’s secret interventions were so successful.
In this bold and comprehensive new history, Vincent Bevins builds on his incisive reporting for the Washington Post, using recently declassified documents, archival research and eye-witness testimony collected across twelve countries to reveal a shocking legacy that spans the globe.
For decades, it’s been believed that parts of the developing world passed peacefully into the U.S. Led capitalist system. The Jakarta Method demonstrates that the brutal extermination of unarmed leftists was a fundamental part of Washington’s final triumph in the Cold War.
12. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement
Author: by Angela Y. Davis
Published at: Haymarket Books; 4TH PRINTING edition (February 9, 2016)
In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today’s struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement.
She highlights connections and analyzes today’s struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine. Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and build the movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that “Freedom is a constant struggle.”Angela Y.
Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. She is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete?
13. Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods
Author: by Amelia Pang
Published at: Algonquin Books (February 2, 2021)
A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: Newsweek * Refinery29 Timely and urgent … Pang is a dogged investigator. The New York Times Book ReviewMoving and powerful. Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and author Discover the truth behind the discounts In 2012, an Oregon mother named Julie Keith opened up a package of Halloween decorations.
The cheap foam headstones had been five dollars at Kmart, too good a deal to pass up. But when she opened the box, something shocking fell out: an SOS letter, handwritten in broken English. Sir: If you occassionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization.
Thousands people here who are under the persicuton of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever. The note’s author, Sun Yi, was a mild-mannered Chinese engineer turned political prisoner, forced into grueling labor for campaigning for the freedom to join a forbidden meditation movement.
He was imprisoned alongside petty criminals, civil rights activists, and tens of thousands of others the Chinese government had decided to reeducate, carving foam gravestones and stitching clothing for more than fifteen hours a day. In Made in China, investigative journalist Amelia Pang pulls back the curtain on Sun’s story and the stories of others like him, including the persecuted Uyghur minority group whose abuse and exploitation is rapidly gathering steam.
14. The World Turned Upside Down: A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Author: by Yang Jisheng
Published at: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 19, 2021)
Yang Jisheng’s The World Turned Upside Down is the definitive history of the Cultural Revolution, in withering and heartbreaking detail. As a major political event and a crucial turning point in the history of the People’s Republic of China, the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (19661976) marked the zenith as well as the nadir of Mao Zedong’s ultra-leftist politics.
Reacting in part to the Soviet Union’s “revisionism” that he regarded as a threat to the future of socialism, Mao mobilized the masses in a battle against what he called “bourgeois” forces within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). This ten-year-long class struggle on a massive scale devastated traditional Chinese culture as well as the nation’s economy.
Following his groundbreaking and award-winning history of the Great Famine, Tombstone, Yang Jisheng here presents the only history of the Cultural Revolution by an independent scholar based in mainland China, and makes a crucial contribution to understanding those years’ lasting influence today.
15. The Hardest Place: The American Military Adrift in Afghanistan's Pech Valley
Author: by Wesley Morgan
Published at: Random House (March 9, 2021)
The definitive account of America’s heroic but ultimately doomed effort in one of Afghanistan’s most rugged regions. Sebastian Junger, author of Tribe A saga of courage and futility, of valor and error and heartbreak. Rick Atkinson, author of the Liberation TrilogyWhen we think of the war in Afghanistan, chances are we’re thinking of a small, remote corner of the country where American military action has been concentrated: the Pech and its tributary valleys in Kunar and Nuristan provinces.
The rugged, steep terrain and thick forests made the region a natural hiding spot for targets in the American war on terror, from Osama bin Laden to the Islamic State, and it has been the site of constant U.S.
Military activity for nearly two decades.Even as the U.S. Presence in Afghanistan transitions to a drone war, the Pech has remained at the center of it, a testbed for a new method of remote warfare. Wesley Morgan first visited the Pech in 2010, while he was still a college student embedding with military units as a freelancer.
Eagle Down: The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War
Author: by Jessica Donati
Published at: PublicAffairs (January 19, 2021)
A Wall Street Journal national security reporter takes readers into the lives of U.S. Special Forces on the front lines against the Taliban and Islamic State, where a new and covert war is keeping Afghanistan from collapse. Powerful, important, and searing.” General David Petraeus, U.S.Army (ret., former commander, U.S.
Central Command, former CIA director In 2015, the White House claimed triumphantly that the longest war in American history was over. But for some, it was just the beginning of a new war, fought by Special Operations Forces, with limited resources, little governmental oversight, and contradictory orders.
With big picture insight and on-the-ground grit, Jessica Donati shares the stories of the impossible choices these soldiers must make. After the fall of a major city to the Taliban that year, Hutch, a battle-worn Green Beret on his fifth combat tour was ordered on a secret mission to recapture it and inadvertently called in an airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital, killing dozens.