Random Views of Asia from the Mid-Pacific (2011)
by William E. Sharp, Jr
288 pp.  5.25" x 8" Softcover
ISBN 978-0-9832861-1-0

RANDOM VIEWS OF ASIA FROM THE MID-PACIFIC is a collection of essays written for the general reader who wishes to know more about contemporary Asian affairs. The focus is largely on geo-strategic issues in Northeast Asia, although attention is given to Central Asia, Tibet, Vietnam, and India.


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Reviews:

"Informed, balanced, and perceptive" - Ralph A. Cossa, President, Pacific Forum Center for Strategic and International Studies

"More objective than...Washington...both experts and casual readers will enjoy and learn from Bill Sharp's observations" - Ray Burghardt, Chair, American Institute in Taiwan, and Director, East-West Center, Hawaii

"A 'Sharp' picture of a contemporary Asia of the 21st Century" - Lt. Gen. H. C. Stackpole, USMC (Ret), Emeritus President of Asia Pacific Center Security Studies

"Few other works can match its down-to-earth observations, and pragmatic policy suggestions" - Dr. Chong-pin Lin, former Deputy Minister of National Defense, Republic of China and Professor, Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies, Tamkang University

"A must read for all who want to better understand the power shift to Asia"
Dr. Gene Ward, former Country Director, East Timor, U.S. Peace Corps

"constructed on…man-to-man dialog"
Hotaeck Hwang, Chief editorial writer and columnist of Dongailbo (leading newspaper in Korea since 1920)

"dissect[s] the sometimes esoteric subject matter of foreign affairs and renders[s] it accessible for the lay person"
Honolulu Campus Currents (Heald quarterly newspaper)

"offers a...more detailed perspective on issues that can rarely be found in the fact-only textbooks"
Kalamalama (Hawaii Pacific University Newpaper)
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Interviews:

"America's economic future lies in tapping the mounting consumer power of Asia..." Honolulu Civic Beat

Related Articles:

"Taiwan: An island adrift" William E. Shapr, Jr., Wall Street Journal

"Taiwan: Using tragedy for benefit" Bill Sharp, Manila Times 4 June 2013

 
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