Mekong Review

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21 issues

Mekong Review is a quarterly English-language magazine of arts, literature, culture, politics, the environment and society in Asia, written by people from the region or those who know it well. From its founding in 2015, its aim has been to provide a fresh perspective: one that covers Asian histories, lives and cultures through emerging regional voices. Its approach is close to that of publications like the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books — that is, basing its writing around new publications of interest — but its view is distinctly Asian. Mekong Review’s writers live all over Asia and elsewhere; they provide a closer view of the region than those writing from London or New York.

Latest issue

Has China Won? Michael Vatikiotis interviews Kishore Mahbubani; Chris Baker on the protests in Thailand; Antony Dapiran on China's takeover of Hong Kong; Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh on the ‘loss’ of Hindustan; Robert Templer on China's environmental catastrophe; Dania Kamal Aryf on Malaysia’s sexist culture; Martin Stuart-Fox on the Jarai people of the Cambodian highlands; Anne Stevenson-Yang on contemporary Chinese science fiction; Paul French on Lawrence Osborne; Yuan Zhu on Bill Hayton’s The Invention of China; and much more.

Subjects: Arts, Asia, Culture, Environment, Literature, Politics, Society

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Mekong Review is a quarterly English-language magazine of arts, literature, culture, politics, the environment and society in Asia, written by people from the region or those who know it well. From its founding in 2015, its aim has been to provide a fresh perspective: one that covers Asian histories, lives and cultures through emerging regional voices. Its approach is close to that of publications like the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books — that is, basing its writing around new publications of interest — but its view is distinctly Asian. Mekong Review’s writers live all over Asia and elsewhere; they provide a closer view of the region than those writing from London or New York.

  • First Issue: November 2015
  • Latest Issue: November 2020 - January 2021
  • Issue Count: 21
  • Published: Not set

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