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Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia

Preservation, Development, and Neglect

Edited by John N. Miksic, Geok Yian Goh and Sue O’Connor

Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia

An exploration of the challenges facing efforts to protect Southeast Asia’s indigenous cultures and archaeological sites from the ravages of tourism and economic development.

Imprint: Anthem Press
ISBN 9780857283894
December 2011 | 278 Pages | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6 | 75+ figures and tables
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About This Book

‘This volume is the first to offer a detailed analysis of the historical, political and social factors contributing to the current state of cultural resource management in Southeast Asia. Its case studies give unique insights to local law, policy and practice.’ —Professor Ben Marwick, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington

‘This book is vital reading for anyone interested in Southeast Asia’s cultural heritage and historical archaeology – terrestrial and maritime. Some major themes examined from different angles are local versus scholarly perspectives on ancient remains, and the balancing act between development for tourism and conservation of the historically authentic.’ —Dr David Bulbeck, Department of Archaeology and Natural History, Australian National University

“Overall, this volume provides an excellent overview of Cultural Resources Management in Southeast Asia, underpinned by serious scholarly research and practical experiences” —Michael Hitchcock, Macau University of Science and Technology, “Aseasuk News”

Presenting both the need for – and difficulty of – introducing effective cultural resource management (CRM) in the region, ‘Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia' explores the challenges facing efforts to protect Southeast Asia’s indigenous cultures and archaeological sites from the ravages of tourism and economic development. Recognising the inapplicability of Euro-American solutions to this part of the world, the essays of this volume investigate their own set of region-specific CRM strategies, and acknowledge both the necessity and possibility of mediating between the conflicting interests of short-term profitability and long-term sustainability.

Readership: This book will benefit students, lecturers in tourism and anthropology, tourism managers, NGO staff, journalists, tourists, geographers and government officials.

Author Information

John N. Miksic is Associate Professor in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, and Head of the Archaeological Unit of the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies.

Geok Yian Goh is Assistant Professor in the Minor in History Programme at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University.

Sue O’Connor is Professor of Archaeology in the School of Culture, History and Languages at the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University.

Contributing Authors

Denis Byrne - Research Section, Cultural Heritage Division, Department of Environment and Conservation, Hurstville, NSW, Australia

Michael Flecker - Maritime Explorations, Singapore

Sandra Pannell - Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Archaeology and Sociology, James Cook University, Australia

Sally Brockwell - Department of Archaeology and Natural History, Australian National University, Australia

Peter Lape - Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, USA

Randy Hert - independent researcher, randy.hert@gmail.com

Son Soubert - Faculty of Archaeology, The Royal University of Fine Arts, Cambodia

Chhay Visoth - APSARA Authority, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Chan Sovichetra - APSARA Authority, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Phon Kaseka - Royal Academy of Cambodia, Cambodia

Song Sophy - University of Paris, France

Vito Hernandez - Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines, Philippines

Kwa Chong Guan - Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Tran Ky Phuong - Council on International Educational Exchange, CIEE Study Center at National University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures; Introduction: John N. Miksic; SOUTHEAST ASIA (GENERAL); Chapter 1 Thinking about Popular Religion and Heritage - Denis Byrne; Chapter 2 Wrecked Twice: Shipwrecks as a Cultural Resource in Southeast Asia - Michael Flecker; EAST TIMOR; Chapter 3 Whose Culture and Heritage for Whom? The Limits of National Public Good Protected Area Models in Timor Leste - Sue O’Connor, Sandra Pannell and Sally Brockwell; Chapter 4 Archaeological Practice in Timor Leste: Past, Present and Future - Peter Lape and Randy Hert; CAMBODIA; Chapter 5 Rethinking Cultural Resource Management: The Cambodian Case - Son Soubert; Chapter 6 Conservation of the Thnal Mrech Kiln Site, Anlong Thom, Phnom Kulen - Chhay Visoth; Chapter 7 Cultural Resource Management in Phnom Sruk: Potential and Problems - Chan Sovichetra; Chapter 8 Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management South of Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Phon Kaseka; Chapter 9 Heritage Management of Wooden Prayer Halls in Battambang Province, Cambodia - Song Sophy; MYANMAR; Chapter 10 Innovation versus Preservation: Heritage Management and Burmese Traditional Performing Arts - Goh Geok Yian; THE PHILIPPINES; Chapter 11 Using International Heritage Charters in Philippine Cultural Resource Management - Vito Hernandez; SINGAPORE; Chapter 12 Transforming the National Museum of Singapore - Kwa Chong Guan; Chapter 13 Singapore’s Archaeological Heritage: What Has Been Saved - John N. Miksic; VIETNAM; Chapter 14 The Preservation and Management of the Monuments of Champa in Central Vietnam: The Example of My˜ Sơn Sanctuary, a World Cultural Heritage Site - Tran Ky Phuong