New Mandala


New Mandala describes themselves as:

New Mandala provides anecdote, analysis and new perspectives on Southeast Asia. It devotes its attention to the politics and societies of Southeast Asian countries, and their connections with one another. New Mandala has a proud record of contribution to scholarly and popular debates and played a pioneering role in the digitisation of Southeast Asian studies.

New Mandala is hosted by the Australian National University’s (ANU) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs in the College of Asia and the Pacific. The editor of New Mandala is Dr Elly Kent.

Find out how to send us an article or make a contribution here.

New Mandala was established in June 2006, with co-founder Dr Nicholas Farrelly editing and running the site until 2015. James Giggacher edited the site from May 2015 to March 2017. Liam Gammon took over in April 2017 and was the editor until July 2019, followed by Dr Rebecca Gidley. New Mandala was first established to focus on Thailand and Myanmar but has since expanded to cover the entire Southeast Asian region, and even surrounding provinces and countries. You can read more about New Mandala’s co-founders’ reflections on the history of

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