On the cover of the Journal of Asian Studies

The Journal of Asian Studies, where I am an advising editor, published a photo I took on its cover of its most recent issue.

It’s an image an image that I took in May, 2008 from a bridge overlooking the Sai River, which sits between Thailand and Myanmar. On the right are bustling tourist and trinket shops in the Thai city of Mae Sai. On the left are hollowed out buildings of the Myanmar city of Tachilek. You can cross the border from Thailand into Myanmar by foot by paying US$10 or 500 Thai Baht and leaving your passport with Myanmar officials until you re-enter Thailand.

on the left, Myanmar

You can also find two essays on Myanmar in the May, 2012 issue of the Journal about the fascinating politics and history of that country.