Cambodia-Thailand Relations: The Questions of the Preah Vihear Temple and a Clash of Two Nationalisms

Podcast of talk by Professor Charnvit Kasetsiri, Department of History, Thammasat University

In this presentation Professor Charnvit Kasetsiri briefly explored conflicts between Cambodia and Thailand, clashes of their brands of nationalism, and the question of war and peace. Citing the example of the July 2008 registration by UNESCO of the Preah Vihear temple as a World Heritage site belonging to Cambodia, Prof. Charnvit pointed out that history had been distorted for Thailand’s domestic politics. He proposed to set up an ASEAN Eco-Cultural Trans-Boundary World Heritage site designed to foster close cooperation and collaboration at the Temple site.

Published: Tuesday, November 06, 2012