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Book review

‘The Wars for Asia, 1911-1949’ is an unsparing, surprisingly even and altogether enjoyable effort that sheds much-needed light on the origins of the region’s troubles — past, present and future

By J. Michael Cole  /  Staff reporter

Paine’s account is an unsparing, surprisingly even and altogether enjoyable effort that truly deserves to be read widely by academics and policymakers who seek to make sense of the dangerous future that may lie ahead of us in Asia, thanks in great part to wars of the past. For many, it’s unfinished business.

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