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Aihwa Ong

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520229983

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520229983.001.0001

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Land of No More Hope

Land of No More Hope

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Buddha Is Hiding
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Aihwa Ong

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520229983.003.0002

This chapter studies the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia, which greatly desacralized and overturned all aspects of social life, such as gender relations and family. It looks at a Buddhist-Khmer culture that was based on ritual and political subordinated tempered by the Khmer-Buddhist emphasis on kindness, mutuality, and compassion. The first section is on refugee studies and the concept of the human, while the second section looks at the air attacks during the 1970s and the rise of the Khmer Rouge, the armed forces of Pol Pot. A description of Cambodia before and during the Pol Pot regime is also provided in this chapter.

Keywords:   Pol Pot, social life, gender relations, Buddhist-Khmer culture, Khmer-Buddhist, refugee studies, air attacks, Khmer Rouge

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