Review of Sirin Phathanothai’s The Dragon’s Pearl

In the years following the end of the Second World War and the victory of the Chinese Communist Party in the Chinese Civil War, the threat of Communist insurgency was very real across Southeast Asia. For those countries which, like Thailand, wished to remain steadfastly a member of the capitalist west, yet had a longstanding relationship with China and many millions of ethnic Chinese residents, the situation was complex.

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