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VOLUME 5, NUMBER 2

FEBRUARY–APRIL 2020

ENVIRONMENT

CAMBODIA

FICTION

POEM

DIARY

3 Robert Templer

5 Sebastian Strangio

Everywhere, forever

City of light

6 Ashvinder Singh

A Flutter in the Colony by Sandeep Ray

7 Leung Rachel Ka Yin “deh”

8 Lok Man Law

Weary

BUSINESS

HONG KONG

9 Hsiao Mu

10 Paul French

Human capital

Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

POEM Jennifer Eagleton

INTERVIEW

NOTEBOOK

MYANMAR

11 Michael Vatikiotis

14 Jeff Sparrow

15 Benjamin Zawacki

“Hong Kong Beauty Treatment 2019”

Wang Gungwu

Burning denial

Humanitarian breakdown

MYANMAR

GEOGRAPHY

JOURNAL

INDONESIA

MALAYSIA

INDONESIA

SHORT STORY

18 Joseph Woods

A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma by David Eimer

19 Peter A. Coclanis Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped

Asia’s History by Sunil Amrith

20 Michael Buckley

22 Lara Norgaard

High and dry

Kitchen Curse by Eka Kurniawan

23 Pauline Fan

Lake Like a Mirror by Ho Sok Fong

24 Cedric Van Dijck Max Havelaar: Or, the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading

Company by Multatuli

25 Becca Stine

“From the burning rabbit hole”

POETRY

29 Michael Freeman

ASIAN LIBRARY 30 James Weitz

NEIGHBOURHOOD 31 Jennifer Lindsay

A Nail the Evening Hangs On by Monica Sok

Thai drama

Rukun Tetangga

PROFILE

TRAVEL

FOOD

POEM

CINEMA

BOOKSELLER

32 Julia Winterflood

Genta Shimaoka and Sekar Wulandari Yogaster

34 Farah Abdessamad Down the Ganga

35 Mac de Faoite

Flying roti

36 Jack Malik

“Ipoh City of Love II”

37 David Scott Mathieson Thailand’s Movie Theatres: Relics, Ruins and the Romance of Escape by Philip Jablon

38 Kelly Falconer

Beijing Bookworm mekongreview.com PUBLISHER & EDITOR Minh Bui Jones DEPUTY EDITOR Ben Wilson MANAGING EDITOR Robert Templer CONTRIBUTING EDITORS ko ko thett (poetry), Preeta Samarasan (fiction)

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Mekong Review is published four times a year; next issue May

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