ME Sharpe in "Guide to Asian Case Studies in the Social Sciences", page(s): 257-266
The case study approach is always a refreshing antidote to the frequently superficial approach of a narrative textbook. This is particularly the case in an area as complex as the study of Asia. In an increasingly interdisciplinary world, Asia: Case Studies in the Social Sciences could be an invaluable supplement to a teacher well versed in the general principles but needing the depth and perspective of specialized knowledge of particular topics. I recommend this approach for both college instructors and for advanced study at the pre-collegiate level.