Song Lang is a film neither about cải lương nor Saigon. It is a film about the city's people, their connections and how relationships shape their selves and life paths.
While not resource-rich, Vietnam's intelligent communication methods helped maintain zero recorded deaths from the pandemic.
Destructive cycles of crop booms carve deep cracks in SEA societies, cultures and landscapes.
Saigon’s hidden presidential palace and forgotten president: the Republic of Cochinchina and Nguyễn Văn Thinh
Reconsidering an oft-overlooked chapter in Vietnam’s decolonisation.
Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.
New Books in Southeast Asian Studies talks to Peter Zinoman.
Studying structural reconfigurations of nature and society in the Mekong region and beyond.
A proposed new law on special economic zones would create enclaves in which key workers' rights and environmental protections are absent, or go unenforced.
Illiberalism at home, and pro-market ideologies abroad, are putting pressure on Southeast Asian civil society organisations' financial health.
Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.
The New Books in Southeast Asian Studies podcast talks to Tam Ngo about her new book on protestantism in Hmong society in Vietnam.
New association "seeks to foster and facilitate opportunities for the advancement of research and knowledge relevant to Mainland Southeast Asia."
The internet is both a factor in, and a victim of, the region’s crisis of democracy.
Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?
Mong Palatino chats to Vietnamese dissident Dang Xuan Dieu about his time behind bars.
There is both bright and dark sides to Vietnam’s integration into the global economy.
The country's rulers are caught between renewal and maintaining Communism with Vietnamese characteristics.
Why Vietnam is the big winner in the South China Sea ruling.