Directory of Individuals involved in Khmer & Southeast Asian Studies
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Resources in Cambodia
Public Universities and Institutions of Higher Education
Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP)
Courses offered within the Faculties of Science, Social Sciences and Humanities, and the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL)
Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA)
Courses offered within the Faculties of Archaeology, Architecture and Urbanism, Plastic Arts, Choreographic Arts and Music
Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE)
Courses offered in the fields of Business, Law, Economics and Finance.http://lrc.cornell.edu/asian/
Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC)
The Royal Academy of Cambodia is dedicated to research on Cambodian history and society, culture and fine arts. It also features the Institute of National Language, dedicated to research on language, linguistics, epigraphy and ancient manuscripts.
Cambodia Mekong University
Courses are offered through the Faculties of Management and Tourism, Economics and Social Science, Law, Science and Technology and Arts, Humanities and Foreign Language.
International Institute of Cambodia
Courses are offered in the fields of Business, Science, Commerce, English and Foreign Language and Communication Studies.
Courses are offered within the colleges of Arts, Humanities and Languages, Sciences and Social Sciences. There are additional programs in Business Administration, Development Management, Information Technology and English.
Courses are offered through the Faculties of Arts, Letters and Humanities, Business and Economics, Law and Public Affairs, Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering, Education, Communication and Media Art, Social Sciences and International Relations, Medicine and Health Sciences, Management and Polytechnic.
University of Cambodia
Courses are offered within the colleges of Arts and Humanities, Education, Law, Management, Public Health, Sciences and Technology and Social Sciences.
Research Institutes and Information Centers
Research and documentation center on Buddhism and Cambodian culture, covering fields of religion, philosophy, literature and linguistics, social sciences, history and art.
Cambodian Development Research Institute (CDRI)
Provides research programs with a library featuring an extensive collection of publications on socio-economic and development issues in Cambodia
Center for Advanced Study (CAS)
An independent, non-political Cambodian institution devoted to research, education and public debate on issues affecting the development of Cambodian society. CAS provides research services, develops research projects, and promotes the use of evidence-based policy.
Co-operation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) Resource Center
Membership organization for NGOs working in Cambodia which publishes and sells directories listing all NGOs operating in the country. Its resource center has books on history, culture, gender issues, environment, human rights and community development.
Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-CAM)
An independent Cambodian research institute that has an extensive collection on the Khmer Rouge and genocide studies.
Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO)
One of the oldest research institutions conducting research in Southeast Asia, holds lectures in Siem Reap on topics related to art history, architecture, archaeology, anthropology given by Cambodian and international guest speakers.
Mekong River Commission Library (MRC)
An organization bringing together Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand in an effort to manage and develop the economic potential of their shared resource, the Mekong River. Includes information and research on sustainable development, agriculture, water use, environment, etc.
The NGO Forum on Cambodia is a membership organization for local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Cambodia for the purpose of sharing information, debate and advocacy on priority issues affecting Cambodia’s development.
National Archives of Cambodia
Legal and historical documents at the communal, provincial, and national levels, covering French colonial administration, post-colonial governments, records of the Pol Pot regime, UNTAC documents, publications, periodicals, maps, posters, photos.
General reference collection including French colonial era periodicals, magazines, books.
The Buddhist Institute Library
Publications, newspapers, periodicals, palm-leaf manuscripts on Buddhism and Cambodian culture, covering fields of religion, philosophy, literature and linguistics, social sciences, history and art. Collections in Khmer, English, French.
Hun Sen Library
This academic research library, located within the Royal University of Phnom Penh, has a collection of books in English, French and Khmer, as well as CD-ROMs.
Archaeological Research Teams Working in Angkor Historical Park
Chinese Government Team for Safeguarding Angkor (CSA)
Resources on Environment & Culture
Amrita Performing Arts
AMRITA collaborates with the artists of the Cambodian Ministry of Culture and freelance artists in researching and producing professionally staged traditional and classical performances both in Cambodia and abroad, while developing and encouraging artists’ expressive potential in contemporary theater, dance and music through workshops, curriculum- building initiatives, regional exchange programs and international tours.
Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center
The Audiovisual Resource Center has adopted several missions: collection of the images and sounds of the Cambodian memory and making them available to a wide public, training Cambodians in the audiovisual professions by welcoming foreign film productions and by its own artistic projects. The first objective consisting of protecting the national audiovisual heritage was initiated in 2005, while the two other objectives are currently in process.
Cambodia Living Arts
Cambodian Living Arts works to support the revival of traditional Khmer performing arts and to inspire contemporary artistic expression through arts education, mentorship, networking opportunities, education, career development, and income generating projects for master performing artists who survived the Khmer Rouge as well as the next generation of student artists.
Gecko Environment Center
The Gecko is a floating environment center located in Siem Reap Province on the Tonle Sap lake, Cambodia. It is based in Chong Khneas commune, a floating fishing village which changes locations with the seasonal rise and fall of the Tonle Sap lake.
Institute for Khmer Traditional Textiles (IKTT)
IKTT was founded by Kikuo Morimoto in order to restore the tradition of Khmer textiles, to preserve the cultural heritage of Cambodian textiles and pass it on to the younger generation and to revive the promising textile industry and foster the related cottage industries such as raising silkworms and weaving.
Osmose has developed programs aiming to link the preservation of the water bird colonies and the environment on the Tonle Sap Lake with the sustainable development of the local communities, focusing on conservation, eco-tourism and education.
Reyum Institute of Arts and Culture
A forum for research, documentation, preservation and promotion of Cambodian arts and culture. Through exhibitions, events, and publications, Reyum aims to stimulate an exchange of ideas, while fostering creative expressions and encouraging further research. All activities presented by Reyum are free and open to the public.
Sam Veasna Center for Wildlife Conservation (SVC)
SVC develops activities to promote wildlife conservation through hosting public events and lectures for Cambodians and foreigners, developing interpretive material and a resource library on topics relating to Cambodia’s environment and training Cambodians in bird identification and how to lead small scale bird excursions.
Sovanna Phum (which means Golden Earth) is an independent Khmer art association in Phnom Penh. The aims are to revive, preserve the treasures of Khmer culture (Shadow Puppet Theatre, Classical Dance, Folk Dance, Traditional Music, Theatre and Circus) and promote to local and international audiences. Sovanna Phum has performances every Friday & Saturday at 7.30pm at its theatre.
Khmer & Southeast Asian Studies
Khmer Language Courses
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
Long Beach, CA
Northern Illinois University
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Khmer language courses at different levels.
Contact: Julia Lamb, Outreach Coordinator
Note: The SEAsite is an Interactive Learning Resources for Southeast Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute
University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Khmer Studies (by region)
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Departement Asie du Sud-Est, Haute Asie, Pacifique Licence, DREA, DEA, PhD in Khmer studies/ Southeast Asia studies and Khmer language courses.
Contact: Michel Antelme, Maître de conférences
Southeast Asian Studies Programs and Centers (by region)
Australian National University
ACT Faculty of Asian Studies
- Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS)
- Southeast Asia Centre
- South and Southeast Asian Studies: Master’s and PhD degree programs.
Contact Person: Dr. Tana Li, Senior Fellow
Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies: MA in International Relations, PhD in International Studies
Graduate School of Science and Engineering Department of Architecture, Major in Architecture
Contact: Dr. Takeshi NAKAGAWA, Professor (Architectural History)
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Arizona State University
California State University – Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Department of Asian Studies
Southeast Asia Program: courses on Southeast Asia integrated through university departments.
MA concentrations available in Southeast Asian Studies, PhD in Asian Religions.
Contact: Thak Chaloemtiarana, Director Southeast Asian Studies program
Johns Hopkins University
Northern Illinois University
Center for Southeast Asian Studies: MA in International Affairs (MAIA) degree with a concentration in Southeast Asia, and supports a focus on Southeast Asia in a variety of doctoral programs. Khmer Language courses are offered.
Contact: Karla Schneider, Assistant Director
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC CANADA
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS): Southeast Asian Studies major and minor at the undergraduate level. Graduate study related to Southeast Asia under other departments is possible.
Contact: Barbara Gaerlan, Assistant Director
University of Chicago
South Asia Language and Area Center: Pali and Sanskrit language lessons. MA/Ph.D. in multiple disciplines, including South Asian Studies
Committee on Southern Asian Studies
Contact: Alan L. Kolata, Neukom Family Professor
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS)
Asian Studies Program: BA, MA in Asian studies, concentration in Southeast Asian studies.
Hawaiian Indo Pacific Languages and Literatures
Contact: Paul Rauch, Associate Director
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Washington
School of International Studies
Southeast Asia Center: BA/MA/PhD in Asian Studies, with a concentration in Southeast Asia
Department of Asian Languages and Literature: instruction in Asian languages and literature.
Contact: Laurie Sears, Director
University of Wisconsin-Madison
New Haven, CT
El Colegio de México
Mexico City, MEXICO
Ecole Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO)
Contact: Yves Goudineau, Director of Studies
University of Bonn
University of Passau
Department of the Languages and Cultures of Southeast Asia: BA/MA Southeast Asian Studies, MA in Languages and Literatures of Southeast Asia. Supervision of PhD students in Khmer studies is also available.
Contact Person: Dr. Rachel Harrison, Department Head
Moscow State University
Institute of Asian and African Studies: BA, MA and PhD programs on Southeast Asia in the following fields: ancient and modern history, language, literature, ancient and modern history, politics and economics.
Contact: Mickail Meyer, Director
St. Petersburg State University
St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
Research Institutes and Other Resources
The Coombsweb is an Asian Studies online research facility.
Internet forum and listserv for academics with an interest in Southeast Asia.
IRASEC is a research institute encouraging study and publication of the social, political, economic and environmental developments of the region.
Contact: Guy Faure, Director / Grégoire Rochigneux, Head of Publications
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)
ISEAS is a regional research centre dedicated to the study of socio-political, security and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geo-strategic and economic environment. Fellowships offered.
Contact: Y.L. Lee, Administrator
International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)
IIAS offers post doctoral fellowships on Asian Studies fields.
The Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS)
NIAS is a research institute that invites guest scholars to present papers, conduct seminars, and spend periods of time at the institute. NIAS has its own publishing press and welcomes manuscripts from authors working on topics related to Asia. Fellowships: NIAS offers scholars fellowships.
Contact: Dr. Alexandra Kent
The Siam Society
The Society sponsors seminars, publications, research projects on subjects pertaining to the arts, culture and history of Thailand and the region.
Contact: Ms. Kanitha Kasina-Ubol, Assistant General Manager