Dr Stephanie Benzaquen-Gautier's new paper, The relational archive of the Khmer Republic (1970–1975): re-visiting the ‘coup’ and the ‘civil war’ in Cambodia through written sources, has been published in South East Asia Research journal.
The paper has been written as part of Dr Benzaquen-Gautiers work on the ERC-funded COTCA project.
About the paper
'If there is a period in Cambodia’s history that has been overlooked and disparaged, it is certainly the republican one (1970–1975). The Khmer Republic is often viewed as a corrupt, incompetent regime – an interregnum doomed to failure. This article revisits this narrative through currently available written sources. It argues that a cultural approach to the existing records helps us understand how such a negative view, still prevailing today, was discursively constructed'.
Read the full paper here
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