24: China and the Taming of the Mighty Mekong - Brian Eyler

01.24.2020 - By The Belt and Road Podcast

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Juliet discusses the book "Last Days of the Mighty Mekong" with author Brian Eyler, Senior Fellow and Director of The Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia Program. Brian shares insights into the development politics of China's (and other countries') hydropower dam construction, the environmental impacts of dams, and the resulting shifts in the day-to-day reality of lives of communities living in along the river. His book is based on over a decade living and traveling along the Mekong River, and documents a watershed moment of change in one of the most culturally vibrant and biologically important river systems in the world.

Get yourself a copy of Brian's book, Last Days of the Mighty Mekong 

And check out our recommendations:
Brian: Richard Powers' The Overstory
Juliet: Milton Osborne's The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future (see also a review on Brian's blog East by Southeast)

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