In the Middle of the Future: Tom Plate on Asia |

In the Middle of the Future: Tom Plate on Asia


Imagine a fast train to the future that has stations all across Asia. You miss the first one or two but hop on somewhere in the middle  — “in the middle of the future”, as Tom Plate puts it. That is what this American journalist and university professor did in the mid-1990s  when he launched America’s first major newspaper column devoted to Asia.

Fast forward two decades later, with his columns widely featured in leading newspapers of the world Prof Plate puts together a look-back in this newly released title by re-visiting 100 of his columns that have journeyed readers from 1995 to present day, as Asia dynamically rose and other regions dithered. This is also the first time where a collection of his best columns are being compiled into an anthology with unpublished material and vivid backstories displaying Asia resurgence as seen through the eyes of America’s only Asia-only columnist and author of the best-selling Giants of Asia series.


Prof Tom Plate, Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies, Loyola Marymount University; Founder of The New ASIA MEDIA

Monday, 04 November 2013
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(Light refreshments will be provided after the lecture)

Lobby, Oei Tiong Ham Building ,
NUS Bukit Timah Campus,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending at to avoid disappointment.

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