Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey Through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea, and Japan

Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey Through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea, and Japan Book Details

From the author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People, a lively tour through Japan, Korea, and China, exploring the intertwined cultures and often fraught history of these neighboring countries.

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that states, “Two tigers cannot share the same mountain.” However, in East Asia, there are three tigers on that mountain: China, Japan, and Korea, and they have a long history of turmoil and tension with each other. In his latest entertaining and thought provoking narrative travelogue, Michael Booth sets out to discover how deep, really, is the enmity between these three “tiger” nations, and what prevents them from making peace. Currently China’s economic power continues to grow, Japan is becoming more militaristic, and Korea struggles to reconcile its westernized south with the dictatorial Communist north. Booth, long fascinated with the region, travels by car, ferry, train, and foot, experiencing the people and culture of these nations up close. No matter where he goes, the burden of history, and the memory of past atrocities, continues to overshadow present relationships. Ultimately, Booth seeks a way forward for these closely intertwined, neighboring nations.

An enlightening, entertaining and sometimes sobering journey through China, Japan, and Korea, Three Tigers, One Mountain is an intimate and in-depth look at some of the world’s most powerful and important countries.

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  • Meike

    In order to effectively convey the conflict-heavy past and present of China, Korea and Japan, British travel journalist Michael Booth roamed the three nations (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), visitin...

  • Nicki Markus

    Until recently I knew little about Asia. However, a newly awakened interest in Japan and modern Japanese culture led me to request this book and I found it incredibly interesting and enlightening. I l...

  • Scottsdale Public Library

    How much do you know about the cultural relationships between East Asian countries and its’ people? In this fascinating read on that very issue, we learn how they share core values from Confucianism...

  • Kaffeeklatsch and Books

    https://kaffeeklatschandbooks.blogspo...I was very interested in the topic, but quite hesitant as to how the author would handle this extensive and politically loaded topic. There is just so much to u...

  • Emily Grace

    Thank you to the publisher for sharing this ARC in exchange for an honest review! All opinions are my own.This is a topic that already interested me, if you can't tell by my having read it. All the mo...

  • Suzanne Bhagan

    This book interested me because I’ve traveled to China and South Korea and currently live in Japan. Michael Booth’s book is a primer on the historical relations among these three “tiger” natio...

  • Debra

    I HIGHLY recommend this book to people who are interested in Japan, Korea, and China. This book does an excellent job going over the interconnected histories of these three countries and is written in...

  • George1st

    Part travelogue, part history, part reportage, Michael Booth here examines the complex and fraught relationship between the three “tiger” nations. Travelling through Japan, South Korea, China, Hon...

  • Haoyan Do

    The Figurative MountainThe figurative mountain exists in the book “Three Tigers, One Mountain”, which is obviously referring to the East Asia. How about adding Russia as another tiger to the tree ...

  • Tatiana Udalova

    After going on holiday to Taiwan, I was surprised to learn about their relationship to Japan. That has sparked my curiosity to learn more - especially because I know so little about the region and I'd...