Confucius Lives Next Door
What Living in the East Teaches us about Living in the West
By T.R. Reid. 6.5" x 9.5", 276 pages, hardcover. Reid, who has spent twenty-five years studying Asia and was for five years The Washington Post's Tokyo bureau chief, uses his family's experience overseas - including mishaps and misapprehensions - to look at Asia's "social miracle" and its origin in the ethical values outlined by the Chinese sage Confucius 2,500 years ago.