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From the Land of Shadows – "War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora" - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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From the Land of Shadows: "War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora"

Khatharya Um


In a century of mass atrocities, the Khmer Rouge regime marked Cambodia with one of the most extreme genocidal instances in human history. What emerged in the after math of the regime’s collapse in 1979 was a nation fractured by death and dispersal. It is estimated that nearly one-fourth of the country’s population—around two million people—perished from hard labor, disease, starvation, and executions. Another half million Cambodians fled their ancestral homeland, with over one hundred thousand refugees coming to America. From the Land of Shadows surveys the Cambodian diaspora and the struggle ... More

Keywords: genocide, diaspora, refugees, memory, transnationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479804733
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479804733.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Khatharya Um, author
University of California, Berkeley

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