Southeast Asia in the Shadow of a Rising China


About the Webinar

In this webinar, Sebastian Strangio will discuss his new book In the Dragon’s Shadow. The countries of Southeast Asia are uniquely exposed to the waxing power of the new China. Three share borders with the world’s most populous nation, and five are directly impacted by its claims over the South China Sea. All dwell in the lengthening shadow of its influence: economic, political, military and cultural. In the Dragon’s Shadow examines the dramatic effects of China’s rising economic and political power on Southeast Asia. Based on three years of research and featuring on-the-ground reporting from ten countries, it examines how the governments and peoples of the region are responding to China’s Great Power renaissance, and what it might mean for the future balance of power in the Indo-Pacific region.

About the Speaker

Sebastian Strangio is a journalist and author focusing on Southeast Asia. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as an editor and reporter at The Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia, and he has since travelled and reported extensively across the ten nations of ASEAN, paying special attention to the impact of China’s rising power. Sebastian’s writing has appeared in leading publications including Foreign Affairs, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Atlantic and The New York Times. He is also the author of Hun Sen’s Cambodia (Yale University Press, 2014), a path-breaking examination of Cambodia since the fall of the Khmer Rouge. Sebastian was born and raised in Australia and is currently based in Thailand.


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Aug 31 2020


10:00 am - 11:00 am