A.B. ABRAMS TALKS ABOUT HIS BOOK, “POWER AND PRIMACY-THE HISTORY OF WESTERN INTERVENTION IN THE ASIA PACIFIC
A.B. ABRAMS TALKS ABOUT HIS BOOK, “POWER AND PRIMACY-THE HISTORY OF WESTERN INTERVENTION IN THE ASIA PACIFIC by Jeff J Brown for China Rising
A.B. Abrams contacted me about his new book, “Power and Primacy – The History of Western Intervention in the Asia-Pacific”, and I was intrigued, since it is about Asian history as a whole and not about a particular time period or country. I’m glad I did, because it is a helluva good read. It really puts the headlines into proper perspective and what they mean behind all the mainstream propaganda spin.
“Power and Primacy” is one of the most thoroughly researched books I’ve ever read, with over 1,000 references, which A.B. lists at the end of each chapter. It is so informative and surprising that I took pages of notes and will surely be citing his book in my future writings.
He can be emailed at: email@example.com
His book can be had here,
Please join me in a fascinating look into the long and shocking role the West has played in Asia, going back centuries. Below is our written interview. For audio-visual fans, I also recorded our questions and answers as YouTube and SoundCloud podcasts.
Jeff Question 1: A.B., please tell us about yourself, your origins, generation growing up, educational and professional life.
A.B. Answer 1: My primary field of expertise is the politics and history of the Asia-Pacific region. I have spent time in all countries of northeast Asia and many in Southeast Asia, and speak the four major languages of the region. East Asian politics and recent history were my primary focuses throughout my academic years and since.
Q2: Is “Power and Primacy” your first published book? If not, what other books have you written? Was it your idea or were you approached by your editor to write it? The research you put into “Power and Primacy” is phenomenal. It must have taken you a while to finish it. Tell us a little about your writing process. Was it all online, or did you go to some sources to see for yourself?