Angkor Wat: A Transcultural History of Heritage by Michael Falser looks at 150 years of the temple’s recent history and how it is entangled with colonialism and foreign intervention in Cambodia. Photo: Shutterstock Angkor Wat: A Transcultural History of Heritage by Michael Falser looks at 150 years of the temple’s recent history and how it is entangled with colonialism and foreign intervention in Cambodia. Photo: Shutterstock
Angkor Wat: A Transcultural History of Heritage by Michael Falser looks at 150 years of the temple’s recent history and how it is entangled with colonialism and foreign intervention in Cambodia. Photo: Shutterstock

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Angkor Wat’s modern history reclaimed from French colonialists, and the cultural politics of Unesco

  • The Khmer empire temples of Angkor are Cambodian, aren’t they? For decades the French considered them theirs; then came Unesco, and now China is muscling in
  • Historian shows how they became a cultural-political football, abused for ‘identity construction’ by whoever was ruling Cambodia

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Angkor Wat: A Transcultural History of Heritage by Michael Falser looks at 150 years of the temple’s recent history and how it is entangled with colonialism and foreign intervention in Cambodia. Photo: Shutterstock Angkor Wat: A Transcultural History of Heritage by Michael Falser looks at 150 years of the temple’s recent history and how it is entangled with colonialism and foreign intervention in Cambodia. Photo: Shutterstock
Angkor Wat: A Transcultural History of Heritage by Michael Falser looks at 150 years of the temple’s recent history and how it is entangled with colonialism and foreign intervention in Cambodia. Photo: Shutterstock
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