Results for tag: Asia Shorts

Cover of Burmese Haze: US Policy and Myanmar’s Opening—and Closing, by Erin Murphy

Excerpt: Burmese Haze: US Policy and Myanmar’s Opening—And Closing

In spring 2008, recently hired CIA analyst Erin Murphy was tasked with a one-month assignment to cover Myanmar in the lead-up to the country’s first vote since 1990. One month soon turned into a career: over the past fourteen years, Murphy has moved between the public and private sectors, keeping Myanmar at the center of […]

Small Volumes with a Big Message: Strong Scholarship for a Wide Audience

In our information-saturated lives, there is much to appreciate in the expression of important, timely, and complex ideas in forms that are focused, clear, and concise. Brevity need not signify superficiality nor suggest any lack of ambition or effort. As the philosopher Blaise Pascal once famously stated, “I would have written a shorter letter, but […]

Call for Submissions: “Teaching About Asia in a Time of Pandemic”

The Asia Shorts book series, published by the Association for Asian Studies and distributed worldwide by Columbia University Press, offers concise, engagingly-written titles by highly-qualified authors on areas of significance in Asian Studies. Topics are intended to be substantive, generate discussion and debate within the field, and attract interest beyond it. In collaboration with the […]

Drinking Bomb & Shooting Meth: An Interview with “Asia Shorts” Author Jeffrey W. Alexander

Last July, Hendrix College President and AAS Editorial Board Chair Bill Tsutsui introduced #AsiaNow readers to a new AAS book series, Asia Shorts. In these “small volumes with a big message,” Tsutsui explained, readers would find “rigorous, timely, and accessible work in our field,” written in concise, readable prose. We are happy to announce that […]

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