This is a book study where we will read and discuss a new book each month. In addition to discussing the content of the book as a group, there will be a presentation on the political and social factors relevant to the country addressed in each book. The first book is Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey. The second book is Pure Invention: how Japan made the modern world. The third book is Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town.