Year published :2006

Pages :198 pp.

Size :14x21.5 cm.

ISBN: 9789749480496

Mekong Arranged and Rearranged, The

by Mekong Press

Edited by Maria S.I. Diokno and Nguyen Van Chinh

Flanked by a fast-growing China hungry for markets and energy and other resources, the Mekong region is a target of competing local, national, regional and transnational as well as commercial interests. There are many “Mekong regions” and claims to its water, heritage sites, tourism potential and other resources affect one or all the countries. Given the vast amounts of finance and resources being committed to projects ostensibly for the development of the Mekong region, this volume contains valuable provocative, and sometimes conflicting, views about history, geopolitics and current dilemmas by scholars across the region.

Contents

  1. Configuring “Indochina”: 19th Century Explorations of the Mekong — Armando Malay, Jr.
  2. Indochinese Dreams vs. Post-Indochinese Realities — Vatthana Pholsena
  3. Geopolitics and Development Cooperation in the Mekong Region — Nguyen Phuong Binh
  4. Region within a Region: The Mekong and ASEAN — Doung Chanto Sisowath
  5. "Friendly and Wealthy Neighbors, Stable Nation": Yunnan's Participation in the GMS — He Shengda
  6. Intra-regional and Cross-border Economic Cooperation — Mya Than
  7. The ADBʼs Discourse on Poverty and Water — Chaiyan Rajchagool

About the Editors

Maria S. I. Diokno is Professor of History at the University of the Philippines and a co-founder and leading member of the Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP). Nguyen Van Chinh is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology and Deputy Director of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies at the Vietnam National University (Hanoi).