Mekong Review Issue 11


Laurel Flores Fantauzzo – The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy by Richard Javad Heydarian (The Philippines)

Phung Khac Bac – “The first day of peace”, “The leaning houses” (Poetry)

Michael Vatikiotis – Warring Societies of Pre-colonial Southeast Asia: Local Cultures of Conflict Within a Regional Context by Michael W. Charney and Kathryn Wellen (Southeast Asia)

Thomas A. Bass – The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam by Max Boot (Vietnam)

Norman Erikson Pasaribu – Eka Kurniawan (Interview)

Gareth Richards – World War II Singapore: The Chosabu Reports on Syonan by Greg Huff and Shinobu Majima (Singapore)

Theophilus Kwek – “Marginalia” (Poetry)

Richard McGregor – Leaving America (Notebook)

Anjan Sundaram – Dogs at the Perimeter by Madeleine Thien (Cambodia)

Kishore Mahbubani – The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region by Michael Auslin (Asia)

Camille Devries – Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America’s Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia by Eugene Ford & Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar by Matthew Waldon (Religion)

Francis Wade – Precarious Belongings: Affect and Nationalism in Asia by Chih-ming Wang and Daniel PS Goh & Belonging Across the Bay of Bengal: Religious Rites, Colonial Migrations, National Rights by Michael Laffan (Society)

Peter Zinoman – Censorship in Vietnam: Brave New World by Thomas A. Bass (Vietnam)

Scott Ezell – The Extinction Market: Wildlife Trafficking and How to Counter It by Vanda Felbab-Brown (Wildlife)

Michael Freeman – The Red Years by Bandi (Poetry)

Marc de Faoite – The Extinction Market: Wildlife Trafficking and How to Counter It by Vanda Felbab-Brown (Malaysia)

Pim Wangtechawat – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Fiction)

Peter Tasker – A Tokyo Romance by Ian Buruma (Japan)

Aedeen Cremin – Claude Jacques (Archaelogy)

Erin Handley – Prumsodun Ok (Profile)

Beth Yalp – Rosalie and Other Love Songs by Saidah Rastam (Music)

Michael L. Gray – Thuong Nho Thoi Bao Cap (Memories of the Subsidised Era) by Nguyen Thanh Phong and Nguyen Khanh Duong (Cartoons)

Ruper Winchester – Forgotten Naga (Travel)

Robert Carmack – Eating amok (Food)

Peter Guest – Ibrahim Tahir (The Bookseller)

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