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Ben Bland is Director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute. Ben was previously an award-winning correspondent for the Financial Times in Indonesia, China and Vietnam. His first book, Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow, was acclaimed as a ‘prescient, rollicking read’ by the Financial Times, a ‘David versus Goliath tale’ by the Sydney Morning Herald, and ‘lively’ and ‘illuminating’ by the Times Literary Supplement.

Books by Ben Bland

Man of Contradictions

The first English-language political biography of Joko Widodo, from the Lowy Institute.

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