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Description - Bending Adversity by David Pilling

A both definitive and highly enjoyable book on how modern Japan works, from Asia expert David Pilling

FINANCIAL TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014

'An affectionate, beautifully written and counter-intuitively optimistic take on the country, which stresses Japan's ability to reinvent itself' (Gideon Rachman, Financial Times)
Despite years of stagnation, Japan remains one of the world's largest economies and a country which exerts a remarkable cultural fascination. David Pilling's new book is an entertaining, deeply knowledgeable and surprising analysis of a group of islands which have shown great resilience, both in the face of financial distress and when confronted with the overwhelming disaster of the 2011 earthquake and resulting tsunami.
Bending Adversity is a superb work of reportage and the essential book even for those who already feel they know the country well.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241957677
ISBN-10: 0241957672
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Pilling

David Pilling is the Asia Editor of the Financial Times. He was Tokyo Bureau Chief from 2002-08, and has won several awards for his columns on Japan and China. He is currently based in Hong Kong.

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