Alternative scenarii for Asia

fusion and innovation or copycat and snakes and ladders

Sohail Inayatullah

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What will Asia of the future be like? Will the continent continue to be divided, copying the used and discarded cultural and economic models of the West? Will it innovate, creating transformative models of energy, governance and identity or will it slide back into poverty? This essay explores alternative futures for Asia and concludes with suggestions for its transformation, taking stock of the continent's cultural, scientific and spiritual age-old capital and present potential. It advocates a creative synthesis of various Asian civilisations— Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist, Hindu, Islamic, et al —to achieve an environmentally balanced, harmonious and peaceful state.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-50
Number of pages13
JournalWorld affairs
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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