Analyzing Angkorian Compassion Through an Archeological Lens

Piphal Heng, postdoctoral fellow at Northern Illinois University Center for Southeast Asian Studies, offers an alternative approach to archeological research to explore how Angkor was led with compassion.

“Archeology provides a complementary data set to the field dominated by art history and history and Angkor is the best example of that,” said Piphal Heng, a postdoctoral fellow Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University, in a colloquium on January 19, 2021 hosted by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies. The colloquium was part of an “Archaeology of Kindness” fiat lux course taught at UCLA by Professor Stephen Acabado and funded by the UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute.

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