Asian Review of Books

The Asian Review of Books is the only dedicated pan-Asian book review publication. Widely quoted, referenced, republished by leading publications in Asian and beyond and with an archive of more than two thousand book reviews, the ARB also features long-format essays by leading Asian writers and thinkers, excerpts from newly-published books and reviews of arts and culture.

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176
David Chaffetz, "Three Asian Divas: Women, Art ...
An interview with David Chaffetz
38 min
177
Devadas Krishnadas, "Confronting Covid-19: A St...
An interview with Devadas Krishnadas
39 min
178
Sophia Chang, "The Baddest Bitch in the Room" (...
An interview with Sophia Chang
38 min
179
Jonathan C. Slaght, "Owls of the Eastern Ice: A...
An interview with C. Slaght
35 min
180
Susie Yang, "White Ivy" (Simon & Schuster, 2020)
An interview with Susie Yang
28 min
181
Sunisa Manning, "A Good True Thai" (Epigram Boo...
In this interview, Sunisa and I discuss the historical setting of her book, and how much her characters represent the dynamics and emotions of Thailand’s student activists...
32 min
182
Diana Darke, "Stealing from the Saracens: How I...
Darke investigates the Islamic origins of Gothic architecture, tracing its history through pre-Islamic Syria through the Islamic empires to the tall European cathedrals between the 12th and 17th centuries...
34 min
183
Xiaowei Wang, "Blockchain Chicken Farm: And Oth...
Wang explores how rural China is not just adapting the technology used around the world, but innovating on it...
34 min
184
Aubrey Menard, "Young Mongols: Forging Democrac...
Mongolia is sometimes seen as one of the few examples of a successful youth-led revolution, where a 1990 movement forced the Soviet-appointed Politburo to resign....
40 min
185
Amy Stanley, "Stranger in the Shogun's City: A ...
Stanley Tsuneno’s life, from growing up in a rural community through her escape to the city of Edo, where she lives in the final decades of the Tokugawa Shogunate....
38 min
186
Lawrence Osborne, "The Glass Kingdom" (Hogarth,...
Sarah Mullins, an American woman, arrives at the Kingdom: a fading luxury apartment complex in Bangkok...
36 min
187
Kishore Mahbubani, "Has China Won?: The Chinese...
As China grows into a major regional and global power, there are many questions about what this means for the international system. Does China threaten the United States?
33 min
188
M. Pettis and M. C. Klein, "Trade Wars Are Clas...
Pettis and Klein explain the source of persistent trade imbalances with this simple thesis: “Rising inequality within countries heightens trade conflicts between them.”
43 min