While researching for an article this afternoon, I discovered that author Chin-Ning Chu passed away on December 10, 2009.
Ms. Chu authored a book examining The Art of War and several other volumes full of blunt insights into the contrasts of East and West. Her book The Asian Mind Game is mandatory reading for any American seriously engaged with Asia - a beautifully tactless primer. Over the years I have bought then passed along to friends and colleagues at least ten copies of this book.
My sincere condolences to Ms. Chu 's family. She was a remarkable and honest communicator.