Asia’s Success Expanded

3 Sessions: Wednesdays, September 22, 29, and Oct. 6

ZOOM Class 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Member Fee: $35, Non-Member Fee: $40


Dr. Surain Subramaniam will be expanding on his free May 2021 class about Asia’s story of success with the latest developments on the ground from his new research findings, including the ways in which Singapore, China, and Malaysia have responded to the COVID pandemic. Continuing his examination of these three cases, these classes will also explain the relationship between development, governance, democracy and dissent in Asia, using these cases as examples of three different pathways taken by each country and their respective outcomes.

          Session One:           The Singapore Experience

          Session Two:           The Chinese Experience

          Session Three:         The Malaysian Experience

Surain Subramaniam is Professor of International and Asian Studies at UNC-Asheville where he has been on the faculty for almost 20 years. He holds a BA in International Studies and Political Economy from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania and a MA and Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of South Carolina. His research and teaching have focused on the development, governance, democracy, and dissent in Southeast and East Asia. Dr. Subramaniam has also been a featured speaker at the Great Decisions lectures.