Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year 2009

In the great occasion that everyone's celebrating for the New Year of 2009, I would to wish you and your family a very happy new year ahead. And wish, the year of 2009 will bring a lot of success, achievement and good health to all of you.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Visiting Kep

From the early 20th century through the 1960s, Kep was Cambodia's premier beach town, drawing weekend holiday-makers to its picturesque shores and sporting the ocean side villas of the privileged class. For gift of welcoming the new year of 2009, we went visiting Kep on 20-21 December, 2009. We stayed on Tonsai island for a night bebore returning to Phnom Penh. 

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Angkor: A Symbole of Cultural Prestige in Southeas Asia

A conference on the topic of Angkor A Symbole of Cultural Prestige in Southeas Asia was held on from 15-16 December, 2008 organized by Asia Research Center (ARC) of Royal Academy of Cambodia , sponsored by the Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS). About 100 local and foreign scholars participated. 

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Socio-culture of Sa’och

By Mr. CHOM Sonnang, Presented in National Conference on Preservation and Development of Language and Culture of Indigenous Minorities in Cambodia, November 24, 2008,


This paper is to take part in encouraging and preserving cultures of minorities in Cambodia. It is a follow up of “A Brief Description of the Sa’och Language” presented in the second conference on Research, Unity, and Development of Khmer Language on October 18, 2005, at the Royal Academy of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. It firstly starts with general situations of the study on indigenous in Cambodia, secondly is on the socio-culture of Sa’och. The data were collected from previous studies and through our fieldwork. The result shows that there is still a vague in categorizing the languages groups and the number of ethnic languages in Cambodia as well as Sa’och language. Regarding to the socio-culture of the Sa’och, the result shows that the Sa’och has a similar living to Cambodian in terms of norms, health care, traditions, and rites. It, therefore, can be implied that both the Sa’och and Cambodians almost have the same culture, which is called Proto-Indochinese Civilization or Austro-Asiatic Civilization by sociologists. A foremost note is ‘taking care of new born babies’. The Sa’och prefers to breastfeed a new born baby right after it is born with first-coming breast-milk, while Cambodians do not. Originally, the Sa’och was led by their chiefs, but this has changed and becomes distinct in the present time.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Conference on Indegenous Minorities in Cambodia

National Conference on Preservation and Development of Language and Culture of Indegenous Minorities in Cambodia was held on November 24, 2008. The conference was organized by Institute of National Language of Royal Academy of Cambodia under the supported fund from Royal Government of Cambodia. About 100 International and local participants participated to hear interesting presentations done by researchers and scholars.

Thursday, October 30, 2008



Monday, October 06, 2008


The 13 International Conference and Festival of Asia Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology (APSE)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Conference on Khmer Studies

International Conference on Cambodian Studies was held in Lai Thong Hotel, Ubon Rachathani, Thailand from 25-26 August 2008. The Conference is supported by Ubon Rachathani University Bureau of International Cooperation Strategy Commision on Higher Education. Papers and Articles related to Khmer Studies were presented by 21 speakers from Cambodia, Thailand and other foreigners. The conference was honorably participated by H.E. Dr. Touch Seng Tana, Secretary of State, Member of the Economic, Social and Cultural Observation Unit, Office of the Concil of Ministers of Cambodia, and Pro.Dr. Supote Prasertsri, Dean of Facutly of Education in Pannasastra University, Cambodia. On the 26th August of 2008 at about 5 am, the conference was finished successfully and harmonily under the closing remark speech by H.E Dr. Touch Seng Tana.
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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Diversity of Languages in Thai Society

Scholars and Researchers from various provinces in Thailand presented their papers, articles and other lectures in a seminar held on June 26, 2008 in Mahasarakham University.
The topic of the seminar "The diversity of Languages in Thai Society" is on languages in Thailand which are used in this country.