I'm reading James Clavell's "Noble House". It's about big business in Hong Kong. It's the sequel (of sorts) to "Tai Pan", which is about the founding of Hong Kong and the role of the tea trade in making HK the place it became. Very interesting.
Another really amazing book, if you can get it, is "Puppets of Nostalgia" by Jane Marie Law. It's about Japanese puppetry. http://www.pupress.princeton.edu/titles/6070.html