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Asia Sentinel’s Christmas Book Reviews
Reviews of book ideas, suggested readings for the holidays
Beijing’s Global Media Offensive: China’s Uneven Campaign to Influence Asia and the World
By Joshua Kurlantzick. Oxford University Press. Hard cover, 560pp with notes and index, US$29.95.
Two Sorry Tales of American Misadventure in Asia
"Agents of Subversion: The Fate of John T. Downey and The CIA’s Covert War in China" and "Mr. X and the Pacific: George F. Kennan and American Policy in East Asia"
The Truth Pill: The Myth of Drug Regulation in India
By Dinesh S. Thakur and Prashant Reddy. Simon & Shuster India, hard cover. 512pp, Rs899