Filmmaker Glenn Baker hopes to re-frame American views of the South Asian region through Easy Like Water, a documentary about a Bangladeshi architect's quest to bring education to flooded areas of his homeland.
The author of Mao's Great Famine, which was a runner-up in the 2011 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award, spoke with Asia Blog about China, famine, and why the Great Leap Forward doesn't get enough attention. He also has a few choice words for The New Yorker's PankajMishra.
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