Books by Asia Business Council members and staff.

Money Games: The Inside Story of How American Dealmakers Saved Korea’s Most Iconic Bank

Weijian Shan
October 13, 2020

Money Games is a riveting tale of one of the most successful buyout deals ever: the acquisition and turnaround of what used to be Korea’s largest bank by the American firm Newbridge Capital. Full of intrigue and suspense, this insider’s account is told by the chief architect of the deal itself, the celebrated author and

Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America

By Weijian Shan
Jan 3, 2019

Foreword by Janet Yellen. Weijian Shan’s Out of the Gobi is a powerful memoir and commentary that will be one of the most important books on China of our time, one with the potential to re-shape how Americans view China, and how the Chinese view life in America. Shan, a former hard laborer who is

Pragmatic Philanthropy: Asian Charity Explained

By Ruth A. Shapiro, Manisha Mirchandani and Heesu Jang
Jan 10, 2018

This cutting edge text considers how Asian philanthropists and charitable organizations break with Western philanthropic traditions and examines the key traits and trends that make social investment in Asia unique. Based on 30 case studies of excellent social delivery organizations (SDOs) and social enterprises as well as interviews with ultra-high net-worth individuals throughout Asia, this

The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

By Mark L. Clifford
April 7, 2015

One of Asia’s best-respected writers on business and economy, Hong Kong-based author Mark L. Clifford provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand are doing to build businesses that will lessen the environmental impact of Asia’s extraordinary economic growth. Dirty air, foul water,

The Real Problem Solvers: Social Entrepreneurs in America

By Ruth A. Shapiro, Manisha Mirchandani and Heesu Jang
Nov 28, 2012

Today, “social entrepreneurship” describes a host of new initiatives, and often refers to approaches that are breaking from traditional philanthropic and charitable organizational behavior. Nowhere is this more true than in the United States—where, from 1995–2005, the number of non-profit organizations registered with the IRS grew by 53%. But, what types of change have these

Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation

By Mark L. Clifford and Janet Pau
October 7, 2011

What will Asia look like ten years from now? Find out by taking a look through the eyes of the Asia’s next generation of leaders Following economic booms in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan—the four Asian Tigers—attention has shifted to success stories in other Asian economies. However, a number of challenges have also

Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings Are Key to Asia’s Future

By Hong Wen, Mark Clifford, Steller Chiang Madelaine and Ruth A. Shapiro
October 27, 2007

Asia has an enormous, largely untapped, opportunity to save money and cut growth in greenhouse gas emissions by taking measures to increase energy efficiency in buildings. Energy efficiency is one of the quickest, cheapest, cleanest ways to address energy and environmental challenges. In China, gaining a megawatt of electricity by building more generating capacity costs


By Hong Wen
October 27, 2007

为了了解亚洲区域在能源和环境方面所面对的挑战,本研究深入研讨以市场作为主导的解决方案。建筑物消耗的能源是全球能源总消耗量的三分之一,并且释放相当的温室气体。 全球一半以上的新建筑坐落于中国和印度境内。研究指出,中印两国只需更有效地利用能源便可减少25%的建筑能源消耗量,而其他亚洲国家也可取得类似成效。《建筑节能》充分代表本会的研究方针:深入探讨本会会员切身关注和对社会大众在生活和工作上有更广泛影响的问题。