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Book Launch:

Asia’s Reckoning:
China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century

with Richard McGregor

 

Monday, October 30, 2017
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Room 505
Washington, DC 20052

 

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Richard McGregor’s Asia’s Reckoning is an account of the widening geopolitical cracks in a region that has flourished under an American security umbrella for more than half a century. The toxic rivalry between China and Japan, two Asian giants consumed with endless history wars and ruled by entrenched political dynasties, is threatening to upend the peace underwritten by Pax Americana since World War II. Combined with Donald Trump’s disdain for America’s old alliances and China's own regional ambitions, east Asia is entering a new era of instability and conflict. If the United States laid the postwar foundations for modern Asia, now the anchor of the global economy, Asia’s Reckoning reveals how that structure is falling apart.

Richard McGregor is a journalist and an author with extensive experience in reporting from east Asia and Washington. A 2015 fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and a former Sigur Center Visiting Scholar, his work has appeared in the International Herald Tribune and Foreign Policy and he has appeared on the Charlie Rose show, the BBC, and NPR. His previous book, The Party, won numerous awards, including the 2011 Asia Society book of the year and the Asian book of the year prize from Japan’s Mainichi Shimbun.

 


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