Southeast Asia in the dragon’s shadow: A conversation with Sebastian Strangio


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This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy chat with Sebastian Strangio, the Southeast Asia editor at The Diplomat, about his new book, In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century. The book examines how each of the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (except Brunei) has coped with China’s rapid reemergence as a regional superpower, and offers superbly written on-the-ground reportage by a longtime resident of the region.


Jeremy: The novel True Grit, by Charles Portis.

Sebastian: The novel World of Yesterday, by Austrian writer Stefan Zweig.

Kaiser: The Swedish progressive metal supergroup Soen. Start with the album Lykaia.