By T.R. Reid
"Fascinating...clearly acknowledged, fascinating and provoking.... A plainspoken account of residing in Asia." --San Francisco Chronicle
Anyone who has heard his weekly remark on NPR is aware that T. R. Reid is trenchant, humorous, and deeply an expert reporter and now he brings this erudition and humor to the 5 years he spent in Japan--where he served as The Washington Post's Tokyo bureau chief. He presents distinct insights into the rustic and its 2,500-year-old Confucian culture, a strong moral process that has performed an crucial function within the continent's "postwar miracle."
Whether describing his neighbor flippantly saying that his son's loud bass taking part in brings disrepute at the local, or the japanese customized of getting scholars fresh the universities, Reid conjures up us to contemplate the various advantages of the Asian Way--as good as its drawbacks--and to exploit this to come back to a better realizing of either eastern tradition and the US.
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