Philip Taylor is Senior Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University (ANU), and Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology. He has been conducting research in the Mekong Delta since the early 1990s. He has authored and edited numerous books and scholarly articles on history, religion, ethnicity, economy, and environment in Vietnam. His latest book, The Khmer Lands of Vietnam, was co-published in 2014 by NUS Press, NIAS Press, and University of Hawaii Press. At ANU, he supervises PhD students working on Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Along with ANU Vietnam studies colleagues, he has been involved with organising the Vietnam Update series since 2003.