From The Monkey Cage, Jessica Weiss on nationalism and anti-Japan demonstrations in China (and more). Can Asia save global capitalism? Reihana Mohideen wonders. Francis Fukuyama on what Myanmar needs. The ruins of empire: Pankaj Mishra on Asia's emergence from western imperialism. A review of From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia by Pankaj Mishra (and more and more and more and more and more). Women in Power and Politics: Sonia Gandhi and Aung San Suu Kyi have overcome tragic and arduous pasts to emerge as leaders of India and Burma — what’s next for these two historic icons? A review of Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia. Home alone: Kei Hiruta on on being liberal in East Asia. Benjamin Herscovitch on how English is the language of the Asian century. From Democracy Digest, is Burma’s democratic opening for real? East Asia’s lost opportunity: The region has yet to recognise its potential role in global governance, writes Ross Buckley — to do that, China needs to change tack. A review of Fashioning Japanese Subcultures by Yuniya Kawamura. A review of The Lady and the Peacock: The Life of Aung San Suu Kyi by Peter Popham.

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