- Questions about international conferences in Thailand in 2017
- The cost of castration in Indonesia
- Banharn and Suphan – the end of an era
- A parasite in democracy
- Pakatan Harapan electrocutes itself
- Gazing over the horizon
- Colonial Burma, history and phillumeny
- The TPP and Vietnamese workers
- The future of the EU-ASEAN relationship
- Washington’s pivot to Southeast Asia
- Indonesia’s anti-corruption drive (part two)
- Indonesia’s anti-corruption drive (part one)
- The school in the middle
- Should ethnicity be reconsidered?
- Indonesia’s education system sorely lacking leadership
- Review of Vietnamese Traditional Medicine
30 March 2016 4:00 PM | 1 Comment
A 'detective story' that should become the standard work in field of Vietnamese medicine for many years to come.Read More
- The days when boys became men
23 March 2016 12:30 PM | 11 Comments
A guerrilla perspective on an uprising, independence and the power of nationalism in Indonesia.Read More
- Review of Scholarship and engagement in mainland Southeast Asia
11 March 2016 4:00 PM | 2 Comments
Andrew Alan Johnson looks at a collection of essays honouring Chayan Vaddhanaphuti.Read More
- Andrew MacGregor Marshall’s royalist history
07 March 2016 2:00 PM | 14 Comments
New Mandala co-founder Andrew Walker reviews 'A kingdom in crisis'.Read More
- Stuck fast; review of Troubled transit
03 February 2016 10:50 AM | 5 Comments
Duncan Graham reflects on Antje Missbach's compelling study of asylum seekers trapped in Indonesia.Read More
- Review of Unequal Thailand
12 January 2016 1:33 PM | 9 Comments
New volume tackles the challenges of Thailand's oligarchy.Read More
- Review of Blood, Dreams and Gold
14 December 2015 10:12 AM | 1 Comment
A personal, accessible and important account of Myanmar's political transition.Read More
- Review of General Ne Win: A Political Biography
23 November 2015 9:46 AM | 4 Comments
An illuminating and important study of one of Burma’s most controversial political figures.Read More
- Review of Under Bright Lights
20 November 2015 2:42 PM | 2 Comments
Global glamour and local squalor collide in Bobby Benedicto's work on gay Manila.Read More
- Review of A Prince in a Republic
24 October 2015 1:55 PM | 3 Comments
John Monfries' book on one of Java's greatest rulers offers new perspectives on key political problems in 20th century Indonesia.Read More
- Review of Embodied Nation
23 September 2015 2:11 PM | 1 Comment
This book reveals how modern sport and physicality has shaped modern Laos history.Read More
- Review of The Divine Eye and the Diaspora
13 September 2015 1:04 AM | No Comments
This new book sheds light on the group that became Vietnam’s most famous syncretic ‘new religion’ of the twentieth centuryRead More
- Review of The Wheel-Turner and His House
05 August 2015 1:01 PM | 20 Comments
According to Patrick McCormick, the story of a great Burmese king has not always been what it seems.Read More
- Bradley C. Davis joins New Mandala as book editor
25 June 2015 2:33 PM | No Comments
Davis replaces outgoing editor Dr Michael Montesano.Read More
- Review of Vietnamese Traditional Medicine
Thongchai Winichakul asks important questions about upcoming academic events
Is Indonesia’s new castration policy ethical?
As Suphan Buri mourns the passing away of Thailand’s 21st prime minister, Martin Lassak recounts Banharn Sila-archa’s special relationship with the province.
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Muhammad Beni Saputra discuss the implications of Indonesia’s mainstream media being controlled by oligarchs.
Manjit Bhatia writes on why the Sarawak poll results mean the death of Malaysia’s opposition coalition.
Hew Wai Weng explores various aesthetic forms that are popular among middle-class Muslims
New President is more than just the Trump of East Asia, writes Mong Palatino
Can the Philippines’ president-elect unite a nation?
Bridget Welsh argues that Sarawak’s 2016 polls were a victory for insecurity, rather than Malaysians
Aim Sinpeng explains the online dimension of the Philippines presidential election
Duterte is not the only drama worth watching when it comes to the country’s elections.
Nicholas Farrelly suggests that Myanmar’s biggest changes are probably still to come
Andrew Selth discusses how matchbox labels provide a glimpse into the culture of colonial Burma.
The second part to Jeremy Mulholland’s series on the rise and ruin of the KPK.
Jeremy Mulholland details the rise and ruin of Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission.
Nicholas Farrelly looks at some options for reforming ethnic classification in Myanmar
A failure to focus on leadership promotes deep flaws in education
Angie Tran explores what the the US/Vietnam Labor Side Agreement means for workers’ rights in Vietnam.
Carlo Filippini illustrates the key differences between ASEAN and the EU to analyse the relationship’s trajectory.
Why the US needs to strengthen its economic ties with Southeast Asia
Zachary Abuza on the madrassah behind Thailand’s Islamic insurgency.
Corinne Purtill recounts her time spent interviewing Cambodia’s isolated indigenous communities
Max Grömping analyses the challenges to electoral integrity in Singapore and Myanmar.