In his writing, scholar-diplomat Kishore Mahbubani has warned a complacent West to wake up and take the full measure of the epochal rise of Asia and China. Photo: Handout
Tom Plate
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Tom Plate

The world can think its way out of a US-China deadlock, starting by reading Singapore’s Kishore Mahbubani

  • More than ever, the world needs scholars who offer good thinking and writing about China, from Kishore Mahbubani to Hugh White to China’s Central Party School professors. Scholarship can buffer US-China tensions before they get out of hand

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In his writing, scholar-diplomat Kishore Mahbubani has warned a complacent West to wake up and take the full measure of the epochal rise of Asia and China. Photo: Handout
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Tom Plate

Tom Plate

Tom Plate is a university professor and a veteran columnist focused on Asia and America. This Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University has orchestrated live interactive seminars with major universities across Asia, as part of the LMU’s path-finding Asia Media International Centre. He is also the author of 13 books, including the bestsellers “Confessions of an American Media Man” (2007) and four volumes in the “Giants of Asia” series. His latest is Yo-Yo Diplomacy: An American Columnist Tackles The Ups-and-Downs Between China and the US (2017).