Title

Historical, Ethnographic, and Contemporary Political Analyses of the Muslims of Kampuchea and Vietnam

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia

Abstract

This paper surveys the historical, early ethnographic, and contemporary political analyses of the Cham Muslims of Kampuchea and Vietnam. The historical overview describes the Indic and Islamic influence on the traditional kingdom of Champa, the consequences of French colonialism, and the results of the Vietnam war. The ethnographic description of the Cham is based on early French scholarly depictions that were influenced by Orientalist modes of representation. The contemporary political analysis is derived from scholarly attempts at assessing the recent situation of Cham Muslims as they faced genocide in Cambodia and experienced ethnic repression in Vietnam.

Publication Date

10-1995

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