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A flooded street in the Catholic Village

Created Date 1942/1962
Contributor Palgen-Maissoneuve, Mimi, 1918-1995 (Photographer)
Subject Southeast Asia / Vietnamese community / Floods / Catholic Village (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) / Phnom Penh (Cambodia) / Indochina / Cambodia
Type Still Image
Extent 1 image
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Citation Preliminary Inventory of the Center for Asian Research Records (1966-2006). MimiJac Palgen Memorial Collection (1995). 2007-04146. University Archives. ASU Library, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
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Note The present-day "villages" or "quarters" of Phnom Penh emerged in the late 19th century. In 1867 King Norodom assigned large pieces of land in Phnom Penh to the Vietnamese Catholic community in recognition of their protection of his father, King Ang Duong, during the Vietnamese-Cambodian conflicts twenty years earlier. Not all residents were Catholic, and pagodas were built here as well as churches, including the Phnom Penh Cathedral. This area, the Russey Keo district, became the main residential area fo
Note Source for information about the object depicted in the image: Igout, Michael. Phnom Penh: Then and Now. Bangkok: White Lotus, 1993. Edwards, Penny. "Cambodge: The Cultivation of a Nation, 1860-1945." Ph.D. diss., Monash University, 1999.
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Collaborating Institutions Bophana - Audio Visual Resource Center / Southeast Asia Digital Library / ASU Library
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