Refugee Narratives: Ten Stories of Cambodian Refugees

Additional Reading: History of the Khmer Rouge

Bellamy, Paul. “After the Killing Fields.” New Zealand International Review, vol. 33, no. 1, 2008, pp. 18–22. 

Brooke, James. “Why Did Vietnam Overthrow the Khmer Rouge in 1978?” Khmer Times, August 7, 2014. 

Brown, MacAlister, and Joseph J. Zasloff. Cambodia Confounds the Peacemakers, 1979-1998. Cornell University Press, 1998.

Burgos, Sigfrido, and Sophal Ear. "China's Strategic Interests in Cambodia: Influence and Resources." Asian Survey, vol. 50, no. 3, 1 May 2010, 615–639.

“Cambodia Profile - Timeline.” BBC News,, 20 July 2018.

Cambodian Community Dream Organization, Accessed 3 March 2020.  

Chandler, David P. The Tragedy of Cambodian History: Politics, War, and Revolution since 1945. Yale University Press, 1991.

Chon, Gina, and Sambath Thet. Behind the Killing Fields: A Khmer Rouge Leader and One of His Victims. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. 

“Chronology of the Khmer Rouge Movement.” Cambodia Tribunal Monitor, Accessed 10 March 2020.

Collins, Erin. “Repatriation, Refoulement, Repair.” Development and Change, vol. 47, no. 6, 2016, pp. 1229–1246. 

Frieson, Kate G. "The Rise and Fall of the Cambodian Revolution: the Rationale for Pol Pot's Democratic Kampuchea." M. A. Thesis, University of British Columbia, 1984.

Jackson, Karl D. “Cambodia 1977: Gone to Pot.” Asian Survey, vol. 18, no. 1, 1978, pp. 76–90.

Jackson, Karl D. "Cambodia 1978: War, Pillage, and Purge in Democratic Kampuchea." Far Eastern Survey, vol. 19, no. 1, 11 January 1950, pp. 72–84. 

Key Cambodia Refugee Camp Closed by Thais : Move of 25,000 People in Next 5 Days Will Reduce Them to ‘Displaced Person’ Status.” Los Angeles Times, January 1, 1987. 

“Khmer Rouge History.” Cambodia Tribunal Monitor, Accessed 10 March 2020.

Kiernan, Ben. How Pol Pot Came to Power: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism in Cambodia, 1930-1975. Yale University Press, 2004.

Marston, John. “Metaphors of the Khmer Rouge.” Cambodian Culture since 1975: Homeland and Exile, edited by May M. Ebihara et al., Cornell University Press, 1994, pp. 105–118.

Mertha, Andrew. Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975–1979. Cornell University Press, 2014. Nhem, Boraden, The Khmer Rouge: Ideology, Militarism, and the Revolution That Consumed a Generation. Praeger, 2013.

Ok, Charles. “Jail Without Walls.” Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors, edited by Dith Pran and Kim DePaul, Yale University Press, 1997, pp. 51–55.

Pressello, Andrea. “Japan’s Twin-Track Diplomacy during the Cambodian Conflict, 1979-84: A ‘Member of the West’ Pursuing and Independent Foreign Policy.” Asian Studies Review, vol. 37, no. 1, 2013, pp.42–61. 

Pribbenow, Merle L. “A Tale of Five Generals: Vietnam’s Invasion of Cambodia.” Journal of Military History, vol. 70, no. 2, 2006, pp. 459–486.

Roblin, Sebastian. "40 Years Ago, Vietnam Steamrolled the Genocidal Khmer Rouge of Cambodia in a Lightning War." The National Interest. January 13, 2019.

Schreiber, Larry. “Nong Chan Camp, 1980 (Rice in her Mouth).” War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities, vol. 27, 2015, pp. 1–3. 

Tun, Sarah P. “A Four-Year-Old’s View of the Khmer Rouge.” Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors, edited by Dith Pran and Kim DePaul, Yale University Press, 1997, pp. 83–87.

Weitz, Eric D. A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation - Updated Edition. Revised ed., Princeton University Press, 2013. 

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