Is this really the “Asian Century”? Many have conjectured yes, that China and the Far East as a whole could overtake America, in military might and economic power, if not in global cultural influence. But how realistic is that? Michael Auslin argues in The End of the Asian Century we should be less sure what is in store.   

Michael Auslin is a resident scholar and the director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he specializes in Asian regional security and political issues.

Before joining AEI, Dr. Auslin was an associate professor of history at Yale University. His is also the author of Pacific Cosmopolitans: A Cultural History of U.S.-Japan Relations. He has advised both the US government and private business on Asian and global security issues.

Dr. Auslin received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and a B.Sc. from Georgetown University.

 

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  1. Mark Wilson Member
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    I love hearing “We can just keep recording and cut that part out later” in the released version of podcasts!  It’s like breaking the 4th wall.

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  2. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
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    Two more Asian tigers that worked.

    Taiwan and Singapore.

    Dealing with TPP people reminds me of the oil pipeline companies.  The evident good of the product is so good that it never occurred to anyone that they have to sell it to people.

    Same with TPP/Free Trade in general.  You have to educate and explain and sell the idea.  Or else it will be killed.  No matter how many people it lifts out of poverty.

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  3. Chris Member
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    Good interview – nice to hear some detailed perspectives on Asia.

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  4. Texmoor Coolidge
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    Mark Wilson (View Comment):
    I love hearing “We can just keep recording and cut that part out later” in the released version of podcasts! It’s like breaking the 4th wall.

    I love it when that happens too!

    Great discussion! I also enjoyed listening to the AEI event podcast re: the book as well.

    I would love to see someone compare and contrast the views on China from this book with Michael Pillsbury’s “The Hundred-Year Marathon.”

    http://a.co/gUX6nUN

    Pillsbury is quite alarmist re: the rise of China while Auslin seems to think they will hit a wall in growth.

    Good things to consider :)

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