ANU Southeast Asia Institute Research Seminar Series - This book launch is co-hosted with the Department of Political and Social Change in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. 

ANU Southeast Asia Institute Research Seminar Series - This book launch is co-hosted with the Department of Political and Social Change in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. 

The ANU Southeast Asia Institute Research Seminar Series is a recurring seminar series that showcases the work of scholars within ANU working on political, social and cultural issues in Southeast Asia, with the goal of encouraging greater exchange, collaboration and networking amongst the research community.

Book launch - Colonial Law Making: Cambodia under the French


From the ambiguous position of royals before the courts, to notions of land ownership and just punishments, two very different concepts of law met, clashed, and partially melded in the French protectorate of Cambodia (1863-1954).  Personal ambitions, and professional rivalries, alongside the structural requirements of colonial rule, shaped hybrid jurisdictions, wrapping French-inspired laws and courts within an ideology of royal, semi-religious traditions.

In Colonial Law Making: Cambodia Under the French, Dr Sally Low examines the making of colonial law in Cambodia, and its impact on the constitution of the post-colonial state. She draws comparisons with other protectorates and semi-colonies in Southeast Asia where colonisation changed, but also entrenched, concepts of tradition and royal power.
 

SPEAKER: 

Dr Sally Low holds a doctorate in legal history from the University of Melbourne and has worked extensively in Cambodia and Southeast Asia. 

Chair: Associate Professor Nick Cheesman, ANU

Discussant: Dr Craig Reynolds, ANU 

Light refreshments in the Atrium at 5pm
Book launch in HB1 at 5.30pm

CONTACT the Southeast Asia Institute Research Seminar Series Conveners: 

Click here to join our mailing list.

Event details

Event date

Thu, 9 May 2024, 5 - 6:30pm

Cost

Free

Related Academic Area

Attachments