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Club Online Zoom Event – ‘In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century’ – Book Talk with Sebastian Strangio

ONLINE ZOOM EVENT
‘In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century’ – Book Talk with Sebastian Strangio
 

SPEAKER
SEBASTIAN STRANGIO
Author, Southeast Asia Editor at The Diplomat
Monday, October 12, 2020
8:00pm HKT on Zoom
The nations of Southeast Asia stand uniquely exposed to the rising power of the new China. Three – Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam – share borders with the world’s most populous nation, and five others are directly impacted by its expansive claims over the South China Sea. As the United States imposes sanctions against Chinese companies believed to have helped fortify islets in the disputed area, and the COVID-19 pandemic heightens U.S.-China tensions still further, Southeast Asia stands once again at the crossroads of great power competition. Join us for a discussion with journalist and author Sebastian Strangio about his book, In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century, which examines the impacts of Beijing’s rising economic and political power on Southeast Asia, and how the governments and people of the region are responding. Moderated by FCC correspondent governor, Shibani Mahtani.
Sebastian Strangio is Southeast Asia Editor at The Diplomat. In 2008, he began his career as a reporter at The Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia and has since traveled and reported extensively across the 10 nations of ASEAN, focusing on the impact of China’s growing power. His writing has appeared in 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.

 

Speaker: SEBASTIAN STRANGIO,Author, Southeast Asia Editor at The Diplomat