Asia Politics is a term that can cover a broad spectrum of topics. It can be very difficult to narrow it down to a single region or even a specific country. The politics of Asia, as you probably already know, is quite varied and the topics covered are as diverse as are the people and places involved in the various political arenas of Asia. So, how do you decide where your interests lie?
One option is to look at what interests you personally. Perhaps you have an interest in the ways Asian cultures influence American society or the way the business of Asia affects American business. You may also be interested in learning about the different religions and philosophies that are present in Asia as well as learning more about the conflicts and power struggles that are so common in Asia. Another avenue to consider when trying to understand Asia’s politics is to choose a topic of particular interest to you. For example, if you have an interest in China or Japan, you will likely want to research the relationship between these two countries and their interactions with each other. You could also opt to read about Asia’s economic growth and position in the world as a whole as a major economic player and, finally, try to search for articles and resources that address all aspects of Asia’s politics including those of your own interest.
Another popular option is to search for a book on Asia’s politics or Asia in general. Many famous writers have written books on this subject and they are widely available. Additionally, many universities offer courses in Asia studies or various aspects of the politics of Asia. Finally, there are numerous newspapers and magazines that are published in Asia and in languages translated for the benefit of the local people. While you may not enjoy reading about Asia’s politics, you may find this book a necessity if you travel to Asia or plan on living in Asia for some time.