ISMAIL LAGARDIEN: There is much more to the East than the sun rising there
The rise of the East is more a return to glory and the historical place it held in world affairs
I have been going through the books and papers on the political economy, arts, culture, state and societies of Central, East and Southeast Asian countries for the past several months.
The reading, often purely for pleasure and insight, is also part of my interest in the shift of power from West to East, something that has been discussed over and again for most of the past two decades...
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