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Asian Studies: Cambodia


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Secondary Sources

Use these databases to find articles and/or essays in scholarly journals and books.


UofL Databases

Open Access

The National Institute of Statistics - Cambodia

The NIS compiles and consolidates statistics provided by decentralized offices and also collects primary data through household and establishment surveys and population, agricultural and economic censuses.


Cambodian Information Center (CIC) 

Provides relevant and informative information about Cambodia and its people and also acts as a communication medium through its online discussion groups and provides links to most recent and current news and events relating to Cambodia.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Cambodia

Information on the land, people, economy, administration and social conditions, cultural life, and history. 

The World Factbook - Cambodia 

Basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues.

BBC Country Profiles - Cambodia

An instant guide to the history, politics, and economic background of countries and territories.

Cambodia: A Country Study

Offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy. 

UofL Government Resource Guide - Cambodia

Our Government Resources guide provides an extensive list of articles related to politics, culture, and society

Primary Sources

These databases and websites provide access to digital archival materials such as manuscripts, letters, photographs, moving image and sound materials, artwork, books, diaries, and other artifacts. You can also visit our main pages for Asia and Southeast Asia to find additional databases and resources covering broader regions.

Open Access

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.

Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center

This collection covers various themes from cinema or documentaries to political propaganda.

Cambodian Elections Web Archive

The Cambodian Elections Web Archive covers the 2013 and 2018 general elections, which saw Cambodians vote for representatives to the 125-seat National Assembly.

Digital Archive of Cambodian Holocaust Survivors

This is a digital collection of photographs and stories of Cambodian holocaust survivors.

The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam)

The world’s largest repository of printed documents and other original materials relating to the DK regime including images, audio recordings, and videos as well as a large collection of first-hand accounts from survivors.

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.

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. is a project of the Angkor and Beyond Resource Group, an informal collaboration by former visitors who wanted to learn more about these remarkable temples.



Cambodia and the West, 1500-2000
A History of Cambodia
Facing Death in Cambodia
Cambodia and the West, 1500-2000
The History of Cambodia


An Economic History of Cambodia in the Twentieth Century
Hybrid Justice
Interactions with a Violent Past
Life, Fish and Mangroves


UofL Databases


Recommended Titles:

BBC: Cambodia

Cambodia News Gazette

Cambodian Business Review

The Phnom Penh Post