Cambodia: Research Information

E-Journals

Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, University of Hawaii

This website provides online journal articles about law and policy studies in Asia-Pacific region. Browse the journal or type a related topic in 'search' after connecting to the link.

Cambodia Law and Policy Journal

Volumes 1, 2, and 3 archived.  New issues not available.  

Cambodian Journal of Natural History

The Cambodian Journal of Natural History, Cambodia’s first peer-reviewed scientific journal, was launched in 2008 by Fauna & Flora International and the Royal University of Phnom Penh as part of the University Capacity Building Project. The journal publishes original work by Cambodian and foreign scientists on all aspects of Cambodian natural history, including species behavior, new species records, landscape ecology, management policies and the use of natural resources.

Journal of Asian Studies

This is a website of the Journal of Asian Studies. It covers a range of research topics about Asia, and some articles are free for download.

Journal of the Siam Society Archives

The Journal of the Siam Society has been published continuously since 1904. The Journal publishes original articles of a scholarly nature on Thailand and neighbouring countries in a wide range of disciplines including archaeology, epigraphy, history, ethnology, religion, language, literature, art and architecture, and performing arts.

Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia

This website provides reviews of socio-political topics related to Cambodia and Southeast Asia. Type a related topic in 'search' after connecting to the link.

Moussons

Contains at least 140 publications on Cambodia.

 

KAS has been working in Cambodia since 1994, striving to support the Cambodian people in fostering dialogue, building networks and enhancing scientific projects. Thereby, the foundation works towards creating an environment conducive to economic and social development. All programs are conceived and implemented in close cooperation with the Cambodian partners on central and sub-national levels.

 

Digital Collections

Archives nationales d’outre-mer (Instruments de recherche en ligne)

Contains at least six Cambodian colonial-period documents.

ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive

ASEAN Cultural Heritage Archive has completed its digitization of materials from Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. From 2020 onward, Phase 2 includes materials from Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Lao PDR.

ASEAN Digital Library

The ASEAN Digital Library is a regional project to aggregate and connect the digitised resources of National Libraries in the ASEAN region so that these repositories can be accessed through a single search facility.  ASEAN Digital Library has 8 resourses relating to Cambodia.

Asian Architecture Collection - Photographs by Patricia Young

Online downloadable digital photographic archive.

Association d’Echanges et de Formation pour les Etudes Khmères

This resource contains: online bibliographies called Echoes de la recherche (2003-2020), “lecture spaces” on themes like pre-Angkorian & Angkorian Cambodia, Khmer ethnogrpahy, Indochinese belief, Islam in peninsular Indochina, etc. Each “espace lecture” contains scanned articles (like Remusat 1819, Auboyer 1931) that could be part of a repository, concise biographies of key Khmer personalities (“Hommes & Destins”) in downloadable pdf format, links to other Cambodia sites (Sitographie).

Banking Industry in Southeast Asia Web Archive                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This is an ongoing collection started in spring of 2017 highlighting the government, autonomous or semi-government, and a selection of the largest banks in the region.  Many of these banks produce a significant number of publications in PDF format making the information difficult to collect comprehensively in print format.  This will help researchers understand the banking landscape in the region.

Bibliotheca Khmerica

A National Library/CKS/Bourdeaux digitization project that created scanned materials from the National Library of Cambodia, the National Museum of Cambodia Library, and Editions du Mékong. Total of approx. 70,000 pages of documents: approx. 3,300 issues of French- and Khmerlanguage periodicals (including 127 issues in Khmer language).  Website is in French.

Cambodian Newspapers

Online Newspapers.com collection of Cambodian newspapers in English and Khmer.

Cambodian Newspaper Project

A collection of Cambodian newspapers in the 1990s, a transition period when Cambodia emerged from a communist to a liberal democratic state.

Cambodian Photographic Collection (Arizona State University)
This website contains about 500 black and white negatives taken within the Angkor temple complex, 1000 negatives taken in Phnom Penh and the rural areas of Cambodia. These pictures are between 1946 and 1962.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawaii
This website contains a collection of 1377 pictures taken in Cambodia.

Digital Collections, University of Washington Libraries
This websites contains old photograph collection and scanned- introductory paragraphs of Journal article in Thai scripts and other countries in Southeast Asia. Select a type of search, then type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

Document Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam)
This is a website of a non-governmental organization in Cambodia. It contains documentaries, publications and study information about the genocide in Cambodia.

eVols at University of Hawaii at Manoa

eVols is an open-access, digital institutional repository for the University of Hawaii community and researchers around the world. eVols provides a home for material which the Library or the University digitizes as part of grant projects and digital library program initiatives.

Found Cambodia

An archive of everyday photography from before and after Khmer Rouge period.

HAL Collection of the French school for Asian studies

A collection of online open-access scholarly resources focuses on the Indochinese region, but contains abundant resources on premodern Cambodia.

Hamilton Library’s Asia Digital collection (University of Hawaii)
This is a digital photograph collection of Khmer temples.

Leiden University Library Digital Collection

Southeast Asian and Caribbean image archive.

MimiJac Palgen Cambodian Photographs 1946-1982 (Arizona State U)

The MimiJac Palgen Memorial Collection includes original photographs, photographic negatives, slides, support literature, 8 regional decorative objects and assorted postcards, cards and flyers of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, 1946 to 1982.

Photo Library of the French School of Asian Studies

This collection includes 309 photographs of Cambodian images, people, and manuscripts.  Photographs can be accessed, but not used without purchase.

SEAsite, Southeast Asia Picture Database (Northern Illinois University)
This site provides a collection of photograph of Cambodia and Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia Vision Collection (Cornell University Library)
This site provides full download of old texts and rare books collection about Cambodia. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

Southeast Asian Archival Resources at the Center for Lowell History

Diasporic Khmer digital resources from Lowell.

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
This is a project by the Yale University for a collection of war documents in the Indochina-Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

The Digital Library of the Commons
This site provides full download of articles about Cambodia. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

The National Library of Australia
This website provides a photograph digital collection of Cambodia and Southeast Asia. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.

 

 

Manuscripts

1860-1861 Khmer and Lao alphabets

1860-1861, Khmer and Lao alphabets.Facsimiles of Sanskrit, Thai, Lao and Khmer inscriptions from Angkor and Korat made by Henri Mouhot.Henri Mouhot's travel documents issued by Siamese authorities. Individual Digitized document from the British Museum.

Adhémard Leclère digitized manuscript collection (Communauté Urbaine d’Alençon)

This site contains 771 manuscripts, notes and scanned photographs from his late 19th century work in Cambodia.

Khmer Manuscripts

An inventory of Khmer manuscripts compiled by Ecole Francais D'Extreme-Orient.  This is part of an EFEO project to find/conserve/digitize/put online 19th-20th century paper books (kraing) and latania palm leaf manuscript bundles (ollas of ststras and van) found in Cambodian pagoda libraries (80% of collections had been destroyed). Most items in Khmer, not Pali.

Ramayan and Vesantara Jataka folio with Khmer captions

One-line captions on each folio written in Khmer script with pencil accompany 203 drawings of scenes from the Ramayana (in Thai Ramakien, and in Khmer Reamker or Ramakerti) and the Vessantara Jataka.
 
 
 
 

Films

The cremation ceremony of the king of Cambodia Norodom Suramarit, who died on June 26, 1960. A traditional Buddhist parade carries the urn of royal ashes, follows the parade of international political leaders.
 
A big market, Chinese people eat in the street. The streets of Hong Kong and its activities. A palace. A Cambodian village and a few peasants. A civil demonstration against American presence.
 

From the 7th to the 12th century AD, during the Western High Middle Ages, the Khmer Empire was a brilliant, powerful and incomparably organized state, home to a very large population for the time.  Its heart, the plain of Angkor, is an active "rice factory". Thanks to an improved irrigation system, it produces three crops a year, ensuring the prosperity of the inhabitants. The landscape is dotted with immense lakes retaining water and it is traversed by a network of countless canals. Palaces and above all temples with incomparable splendor testify to the building genius of an inspired people.  Documentary in French.

L’univers du Bayon (1966)

The Bayon, the temple that forms the heart of the city of Angkor-Thom, was built in 1181 by the last great ruler of ancient Cambodia. The building is surrounded by a forest of fifty-four towers. On each of them appear four faces of the Buddha, turned towards the four cardinal points.  Documentary in French.

La résurrection d’Angkor (1966)

Built in 967, the small sanctuary of Banteay Srei can be considered a masterpiece of Khmer sculpture.  The preservation of this heritage is the work of the father of Khmer archeology, Henri Marchal. Bernard-Philippe Groslier, who directs the conservation of the Angkor site, testifies in this documentary to the work to preserve the Khmer splendours.  Documentary in French.
 

 
 
 
 

Genocide

Cambodian Genocide Program (Yale University)
This site contains database, texts and pictures related to the genocide in Cambodia.
 
Digital Archive of Cambodian Holocaust Survivors
This is a digital collection of photographs of Cambodian holocaust survivors.
 
Sideshow to Genocide, Stories of the Cambodian Holocaust
This site provides information about situation of Cambodia before and during the Khmer Rouge. It also contains stories of survivors of the Khmer Rouge period.