Southeast Asian Studies Serials

In 2006, the Center for Khmer Studies initiated a Translation Capacity Building Project to systematically publish translations in the social sciences and to develop a younger generation of Cambodian translators. Beginning with a one-week workshop on theory and the technical aspects of translation, CKS identified a core team of translators, who through a peer-review process began to translate selected academic texts from their respective sessions of the Junior Faculty Training program. The Southeast Asian Studies Series is the outcome of this training program. The Series is currently comprised of six texts, each focusing on a specific theme in Southeast Asian Studies, providing a much needed Khmer language resource in the social sciences. The CKS thanks the Rockefeller Foundation for supporting this training program.

Southeast Asian Studies: Contemporary Southeast Asia

The first publication in the series has a selection of four previously published pieces and one original research report covering contemporary politics and economics in Southeast Asia. The CKS wishes to thank the publishers for their permission for translating and printing these works into the Khmer language.

  • “Industrialization and Its Implications” and “Human Consequences of the Economic ‘Miracle'” Edited by Norman G. Owen, in The Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia. Copyright @ 2005 by Singapore University Press,
  • “Network Monarchy and Legitimacy Crises in Thailand”, Duncan McCargo, The Pacific Review, ISSN 0951-2748 print/ISSN 1470-1332 online @ 2005 Taylor & Francis
  • “How Vietnamese see the world”, Neil L. Jamieson, in Understanding Vietnam. Copyright © 1993 by The Regents of The University California.


Download chapters

Southeast Asian Studies: Cultures and Identities, Cambodia in the Southeast Asian Context

This second volume of the series has a selection of four previously published pieces covering culture and identity, providing a comparative focus of gender and nationalism in Southeast Asia. CKS wishes to thank the publishers for their permission for translating and printing these works into the Khmer language.

  • “But Princes Jump!: Performing Masculinity in Mandalay”, by Ward Keeler, in Burma at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century. Copyright @ 2005 by University of Hawai’i Press.
  • “Romances of the Sixth Reign: Gender, Sexuality and Siamese Nationalism”, by Thamora Fishel, in Genders and Sexualities in Modern Thailand. Copyright @ 1999 by Silkworm Books.
  • “Census, Map, Museum”, by Benedict Anderson in Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origins and Spread of Nationalism. Copyright @ 2006 by Verso.
  • “Womanizing Indochina: Fiction, Nation, and Cohabitation in Colonial Cambodia”, by Penny Edwards, in Domesticating the Empire: Race, Gender and Family Life in French and Dutch Colonialism. Copyright @ 1998 University Press of Virginia.


Download chapters



Pages: 1 2 3