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American politicians talk a lot about the economic “powerhouse” that China has become, but what do the people of China feel about their country’s unbridled development? The breakneck processes of modernization in Japan, China and India have been going on for over a century, but how these “western” influences have been integrated into these different cultures varies tremendously. There is a wild passion for the new, but also a deep nostalgia, confusion and anxiety about the traditional past. Tune in tonight for a thought-provoking and fascinating conversation with PATRICK SMITH, journalist and writer who has spent decades as a correspondent living in Asia. His new book SOMEBODY ELSE’S CENTURY: EAST AND WEST IN A POST-WESTERN WORLD is required reading for anyone who would like to understand how India, China and Japan view modernization and themselves in the 21st Century.