European Institute for Asian Studies
The Asian Century on a Knife-Edge
  • Start04:00 PM - Mar 20 2018
  • End06:00 PM - Mar 20 2018
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
  • 02 230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org

 

»The Asian Century on a Knife-Edge« 

 

A Book Talk By

Mr John WEST, Executive Director, Asian Century Institute; Adjunct Professor, Sophia University, Tokyo; Author, “Asian Century… on a Knife-edge: A 360 Degree Analysis of Asia’s Recent Economic Development”

Moderator: Mr Xavier NUTTIN, Senior Associate, European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

Tuesday, 20 March, 16h00 – 18h00

A networking reception will follow

 

Venue: European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels

 

The book Asian Century … on a Knife-edge challenges the conventional wisdom that the 21st century belongs to Asia by dissecting Asia’s economic, social, political and geopolitical challenges, and providing a timely preliminary assessment of the impact of the Trump presidency on Asia. Asia has been pushed into unchartered waters with the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the US. The challenge of navigating this “new normal” comes just as Asia’s own economies and politics are more vulnerable and fragile than they have been for a very long time. How well prepared is Asia for this new phase in its renaissance following almost two centuries in an economic and political abyss? What are the major challenges that Asia faces? In short, what next for the Asian Century?

John West is Adjunct Professor at Tokyo’s Sophia University where he teaches Japanese Business and Economy, and Asia’s Economic Development. He is a Contributing Editor of FDI-Intelligence, a Financial Times magazine, where he writes on Japan and other Asian countries. He is also Executive Director of the Asian Century Institute. These current positions follow a long career in international economics and relations with major stints at the Australian Treasury as director of balance of payments, OECD as head of public affairs and director OECD Forum, and Asian Development Bank Institute as senior consultant for capacity building and training. John also taught globalization at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris.

 


The book “Asian Century … on a Knife-edge” challenges the conventional wisdom that the 21st century belongs to Asia by dissecting Asia’s economic, social, political and geopolitical challenges, and providing a timely preliminary assessment of the impact of the Trump presidency on Asia.

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