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Nang Sbek, The Cambodian Shadow Theater

by Alain Daniel

As a tribute to Prof. Alain Daniel, a distinguished Khmer language scholar and connoisseur of Cambodian arts who passed away in May 2020, we share his article on a Lakhon Nang Sbek (Shadow Theater) performance he witnessed in Siem Reap at the end of the 1960s.

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Report of an Expedition Made into Southern Laos and Cambodia in the Early Part of the Year 1866

by H.G. Kennedy

'British spy' or first adventurous British tourist in Angkor? A young consular official's lively report of photographer John Thomson's journey.

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Language: English

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Inland Angkor, Coastal Kedah: Landscapes, Subsistence Systems and State Development in Early SEA

by Jane Allen

Unconventional approach of two 'success stories' in the process of state formation across Southeast Asia, inland Angkor and coastal Kedah (Malaysia)

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Language: English

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Early Mainland Southeast Asian Landscapes in the First Millennium A.D.

by Miriam T. Stark

A useful synthesis of what we know about Mainland Southeast Asia before the development of larger polities, cities-states and empires

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Language: English

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A Historiography of Angkor’s River Network

by Veronica Walker Vadillo

How road transportation took precedence over fluvial and lake navigation in the development of 13th-century Angkor.

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Languages: English, Khmer

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North-Western Cambodia in the Seventeenth Century

by O. W. Wolters

Reconstructing the geographical and political entities in the "Chenla of the Land" and "Chenla of the Water" areas during pre-Angkorean times.

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Language: English

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Angkorian Founders and Bronze Casting Skills

by CAST:ING

First technical investigation of the West Mebon Viṣṇu

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Language: English

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Arteries of Empire

by Mitch Hendrickson

An operational study of transport and communication in Angkorian Southeast Asia (9th to 15th centuries CE)

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Language: English

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New findings on 11th-Century Buriram Iron Furnaces

The group of Khmer sanctuaries in the Buriram Province of Thailand has been shortlisted to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Language: Thai

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From Colonial Maps to Visitor's Parcours

by Michael S. Falser

A critical interpretation of earlier travel guidebooks and mapping operations as colonial appropriation of the Angkorean space.

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Language: English

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Animaux fantastiques de l'Indochine, de l'Insulinde et de la Chine

by Gilberte de Coral-Rémusat

How legendary animal figures, in particular makara and dragons, evolved in Cambodia under Javanese and Chinese influences, finding new, genuine forms.

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Language: French

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Water, Ritual, and Prosperity at the Classical Capital of Bagan, Myanmar (11th to 14th Centuries CE)

by Pyiet Phyo Kyaw & Gyles Iannone

Water management in Ancient Bagan, with interesting parallels with archaelogical findings at Kbal Spean, Phnom Kulen.

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Languages: English, Burmese

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Ceramic Collection and Conservation from the Preah Vihear Area

by Sokha Tep

Report on ceramics conservation and scientific course for staff training at the Eco-Global Museum, June-August 2013

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Languages: English, Khmer

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Solstice Alignments at Angkor Wat and Nearby Temples: Connecting to the Cycles of Time

by William F. Romain

Comparative solstice alignement of seven major Angkorean monuments in relation to Phnom Kulen and Kbal Spean

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Language: English

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Les curieuses inscriptions du Cambodge (Curious Cambodian Inscriptions)

by Éric Bourdonneau

What make the ancient inscriptions of Cambodia so particular.

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Language: French

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Le procédé des emprunts aux styles passés dans l'art khmer

by Gilberte de Coral-Rémusat

The alternance of "bright" and "dull" periods in Khmer sculptuary art.

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Language: French

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Facts and Fiction: The Myth of Suvaṇṇabhūmi Through the Thai and Burmese Looking Glass

by Nicolas Revire

More about Suvarnabhumi (Sanskrit) or Suvaṇṇabhūmi (Pali), the 'Golden Land' that attracted Indian sailors to the east.

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Language: English

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The Place of Animism within Popular Buddhism in Cambodia: the Example of the Monastery

by Ang Choulean

The Cambodian monastery as a sacred territory where animist forces combine with Theravada canon.

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Language: English

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Histoire architecturale du Baphuon | Baphuon Architectural History

by Pascal Royère

What was the connection between the Royal Palace and the Baphuon Temple? Elements for a new chronology of the temple building process.

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Language: French

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New Observations at P’ong Tuk and Ongoing Issues with the Conceptualization of Dvāravatī

by Wesley S. Clarke

Revisiting the Pong Tuk site in West-Central Thailand, initially explored by G. Coedes (1927) and H. G. Quaritch Wales (1936).

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Language: English

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