It is important to put Asia in perspective, and the perspective one has depends on one's point of view. There are, for example, a number of myths that it is essential to escape if we are going to understand modern Asia.
Walker, Richard L.
"Asia in Perspective,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 21
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol21/iss4/6