Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs

As in all previous generations, Tiger Cubs lack historic perspective and so are also not burdened by it. Their views on the future are thus worth contemplating. After all, they and not we the older folks, will have to live with it. If we do not muck things up too badly…then the ideas of our young as documented in this book should help point the way.
Ronnie C. Chan, Co-Chair of the Asia Society


A new generation is coming to power in Asia. Where their parents’ lives too often were defined by hunger, war, and revolution, Asia’s youth have grown up in the midst of the biggest economic boom in history. Today’s young Asians are better-fed, better-educated, and have access to the world through the Internet in a way that would have been unthinkable to the previous generation. What are their worries, and what are their ideas for solving Asia’s many challenges?

Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation (Mark L. Clifford and Janet Pau, John Wiley & Sons, October 2011) offers insights into the minds of young Asians, drawing excerpts from essays submitted to the Asia’s Challenge 2020 contest organized by the Asia Business Council, Time, and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Indochina Starfish Foundation for the education of children in Cambodia.

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Reviews of “Through the Eyes of Tiger cubs”

For anyone interested in a glimpse into the future leaders of this rapidly growing region, this book is a must read.

An essay contest organized by the Asia Business Council, TIME magazine and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore seems to show a different side of these young Asians. Yes, they are demanding, but at the same time, they are confident, pragmatic and globally minded.
American Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong)

The significance and value of this book goes well beyond the insight and ideas of the emerging young thinkers it showcases [...] We need more books like this one.
– Fortune China

As discussion shifts from topic to topic, from growing income inequality to the lack of a regional identity, the book manages to combine these disparate essays into a single voice: the voice of Asia’s educated young.
The Asian Review of Books