Cambodia & the Maritime World in the Post-Angkorian Period (14th-18th C.)

March 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Agricultural Science 220 and On Zoom

The 15th to 19th century Cambodia is often referred to as the “Dark Age” owing largely to the paucity of documents and the collapse of Angkor political power followed by the steady decline of Cambodia. This talk uses East Asian documents relative to Cambodia, and recent archaeological research in Angkor and post-Angkorian capitals to illustrate that Cambodia remained a power player in the South China Sea through the 17th -18th centuries. This talk outlines a brief historical timeline and sources relative to the post-Angkorian Cambodia and recent archeological findings from decade of collaborative research at the Banteay Kdei Temple (Angkor) and the post-Angkorian capital of Oudong (Phnom Penh). About the Speaker: Dr. Nhim Sotheavin is a Cambodian researcher and lecturer at the Sophia University (Japan). After graduating from the Faculty of Archaeology-Royal University of Fine Arts (Cambodia) in 1996, in 2000, he pursued his MA and PhD degrees at the Sophia University. His research seeks to bridge indigenous documents, archaeological data, and external sources to understand Cambodian societies during the post-Angkorian period (15th -19th centuries).

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Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Department of History, Mānoa Campus

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