Cosponsored by Asia Society & World Affairs Council
In this intriguing portrait of the minds that shaped the modern Asian world, author Pankaj Mishra reviews historical events from the Near, Middle and Far East and the important intellectuals, reformers and revolutionaries from the past two centuries, thinkers who shared a goal of a greater Asia. Sun Yatsen, Liang Qichao, Nehru, and Jamal al-din al Afghani are among the figures examined in this lucid and bracing view of colonialism and its aftermath.
Mishra’s gripping and entertaining narrative challenges popular assumptions about modern Asia’s revolt against the West, and brings to light the leaders who have shaped contemporary China, India and the Muslim world.
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