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War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials


In the three years, eight months, and twenty days of the Khmer Rouge’s deadly reign over Cambodia, an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians perished as a result of forced labor, execution, starvation, and disease. Despite the passage of more than thirty years, two regime shifts, and a contested U.N. intervention, only one former Khmer Rouge official has been successfully tried and sentenced for crimes against humanity in an international court of law to date. It is against this background of war, genocide, and denied justice that this text explores the work of 1.5-generation Cambodian American arti ... More

Keywords: Khmer Rouge, Cambodia, Cambodians, memory work, 9/11, Anida Yoeu Ali, praCh Ly, Sambath Hy, Socheata Poeuv

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816670963
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670963.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, author
Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies, Director, Asian American Studies Institute, University of Connecticut