We are excited to announce that Bradley C. Davis has taken up the role of book review editor for New Mandala and the Thailand-Laos-Cambodia Study Group.

Bradley replaces our highly successful outgoing editor, Dr Michael Montesano from the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.

Since we published our first review in January 2010, the NM-TLC review series has provided a unique forum for advancing debate and scholarship on Southeast Asia, as well as pointing to cutting-edge thinking and work on the region.

Under Mike’s superb stewardship the series has been an important part of this website’s dynamic and engaging mix of accessible insight. As our first book review editor he published 80 reviews; all important reads which drew on his more than 30 years’ experience in Southeast Asia, and expertise in political and economic change across this vast region.

We are deeply indebted to Mike for his impressive work for New Mandala over the last five years and for his invaluable efforts in setting up our now well-established book review format.

Our new book review editor, Bradley, is an excellent addition to the New Mandala team and we have no doubt he will also make a valuable contribution.

A historian of modern China and Southeast Asia, Bradley received his PhD from the University of Washington. He has published on the China-Vietnam borderlands, French colonial rule, Vietnamese imperial ethnography, and the role of Tai communities in Vietnamese history.

Along with Philippe Le Failler and Trс║зn Hс╗пu S╞бn, he founded the Yao Script Project in L├аo Cai Province, Vietnam, a continuing collaborative initiative, with initial funding from the Ford Foundation, which promotes use of the traditional Yao logographic script and Yao literary traditions in contemporary Vietnam.

Currently, Bradley is an Assistant Professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University, where he maintains affiliations with the Southeast Asia Studies Council and Center for East Asia Studies at Yale University as well as the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut.

He is finishing a book manuscript on the Black Flag Army, which draws on material in Chinese, French, and Vietnamese as well as ethnographic work with uplands communities in the borderlands.

If you would like to suggest a book for review, please email Bradley at [email protected] or [email protected]

You can also access our latest reviews here: http://www.newmandala.org/category/book-reviews/nm-tlc-reviews/

Please join Andrew and I in welcoming Bradley to the New Mandala team and thanking Mike for his stellar service.