American Investment banker and business executive Russell R. Miller shares several decades of diverse experience in Southeast Asia where he had a close-up view of sweeping changes in the economy and cultures of the region. Not content to merely be an observer of social change, Mr Miller works with government officials and Non-Governmental Organizations to encourage entrepreneurship and also tackles momentous events like the SARS epidemic. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs throughout, here is a front row seat to the continual transformation of Southeast Asia in the twenty-first century.
In Russell R. Miller's words: "This is not a travelogue or a diary of visits and adventures in Asia. If I could write as well as Somerset Maugham when he sketched his vivid impressions in On a Chinese Screen, I would do it. What follows are recollections of memorable moments and vivid people I have met in countries ranging from Japan to Indonesia. I have lived in some of these places, and others I just briefly passed through, but all have touched me in some deep way. Share the saunter, meet the people. It will change you."