Time: December 9, 2014 from 12:30pm to 2pm
Location: United States
Street: 725 Park Avenue
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://asiasociety.org/new-yo…
Event Discipline: book, culture, literature, meet, the, author
Organized By: Asia Society
Latest Activity: Nov 12, 2014
The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary Bass (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013) was named winner of the 2014 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award for its outstanding contribution to advancing the understanding of contemporary Asia and U.S.-Asia relations. In The Blood Telegram, Dr. Bass paints a picture of U.S.-South Asia relations during the Cold War, telling the story of the U.S. role in the 1971 civil war in East Pakistan which led to the creation of the state of Bangladesh.
David Shambaugh’s China Goes Global: The Partial Power (Oxford University Press, 2013) and William Dalrymple’s Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan 1839-42 (Alfred A. Knopf, 2013) were selected as honorable mentions for the 2014 Award.
Join us for a special luncheon honoring the winning authors. This event will feature remarks by Gary Bass and David Shambaugh, as well as a discussion moderated by Marshall Bouton, Interim Executive Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase and have copies of The Blood Telegram and China Goes Global signed by their respective authors after the event.