David Chandler Cambodia Collection


David Chandler Cambodia Collection




This online collection contains a selection of materials from the David Chandler Cambodia Collection. The David Chandler Cambodia Collection is a major archival collection on modern Cambodian history comprising the personal research papers of Professor David Chandler, Emeritus Professor of History at Monash University and former Director of Monash’s Centre of Southeast Asian Studies. It consists of research materials collected for (amongst other projects) the monographs, Brother Number One: a political biography of Pol Pot and The Tragedy of Cambodian History: Politics, War and Revolution since 1945, plus diverse other published and unpublished materials relating to Cambodian history, including news clippings, U.S. State Department despatches and cables, and materials from the Documentation Center of Cambodia. Of particular significance are more than 250 transcripts of forced “confessions” of victims from the Khmer Rouge regime’s notorious S-21 (Tuol Sleng) Prison, some of which are in English translation. A complete online inventory of the David Chandler Cambodia Collection is available here.

Collection Items

Confession of Vorn Vet
Vorn Vet a senior official in the Cambodian Communist party, was one of the leaders of the Cambodian "revolution" led by Pol Pot and served as Deputy Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea. He was arrested and executed in 1978. Includes a summary…

Le Pouvoir Politique au Cambodge, Essaye d'Analyse Sociologi-que 1945-1965
Phouk Chhay a left-leaning Cambodian intellectual served as a public servant and was also one of the leaders of the Gnereal Association of Khmer Students (AGEK) established in December 1964 and of the Cambodia-China Friendship Association established…

Chronology of Cambodia 1804-1989
Memoir of a former Khmer Serei (Free Khmer) activists now living in Seattle. Includes information on Sngoc Thanh and Khmer Serei activities in the 1960s. Page 90 is missing, document is incomplete.

Confession of Toch Kham Doeun, alias Tauch
Toch Kham Doeun was a left-leaning Cambodian intellectual living in Paris at the time of the 18 March 1970 coup. He rallied to King Sihanouk and after the formation of the GRUNC in May 1970 he was appointed Ambassador to Cuba but was also responsible…

Who are the murderers of the Khmer People?
Detailed history of modern Cambodia drawn from interviews and published sources. Contains information about Khmer Issarak, Battambang. Includes a detailed chronology of Khmer history from 1904 to 1986

Interview with Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, chairman of S-21
Interview conducted by Christophe Peschoux of Kaing Guek Eav, former Chairman of the Khmer Rouge prison and torture center known as S-21. Dated 28-29 April and 4-6 May 1999.

Memorandum : a preliminary evaluation of evidence held by the Documentation Centre of Cambodia
This Memorandum introduces the holdings of DCCAM (Documentation Center of Cambodia) to the United Nations experts, explaining how documents are organized and providing a quick starting point to the experts' work. It is intended to show what type of…

La Crise de Conscience Khmere et l'Equisse d'une Nouvelle Societe
Essay by the former Member of Parliament and Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Douc Rasy

Interview with General Chana Samuda-vanija
Interview by Dr Ben Kiernan, Serge Thion and one other of former Thai Ambassador to Cambodia Maj-General Chana Samudavanija concerning his activities as an intelligence officer dealing with Cambodian affairs, prior to his appointment as Ambassador. …

Confessions of Huot Sambath
Huot Sambath was a senior Cambodian public official. He served as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Permament Representative to the United Nations and after the 18 March 1980 coup, he rallied to King Sihanouk and was appointed successively Minister of…
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