Charles Bellan

Portrait of Charles   Bellan

A French administrative officer in the 1920s, Charles Bellan served as "Résident" (Governor-Delegate) of Kompong Speu Province, "Administrateur des Services Civils de l'Indochine" et "Résident de France" in Cambodia during 25 years.

He authored a novel, Fleur de Lotus (Lotus Flower), published in Paris in 1924. He also wrote on Khmer and Annamite linguistics and folk culture, as well as a political essay, Le Crime colonial, and another "Cambodian novel" (roman cambodgien), L'eau du serment.