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Water in the Shaping and Unmaking of Khmer Identity on the Vietnam-Cambodia Frontier

Taylor, Philip


This paper attempts an explanation for the persistence of Khmer cultural identifications on the Ca Mau Peninsula of Vietnam. This low-lying peninsula is a unique human environment, where Khmer villages, Buddhist temple festivals and livelihood activities are centred on a network of saline-infested rivers. The presence of Khmer communities along these waterways is noteworthy, for much scholarship suggests that the waterways of the multi-ethnic lower Mekong region tend to be dominated by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: TRaNS: Trans-Regional and National Studies of Southeast Asia
DOI: 10.1017/trn.2013.18


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