Department     College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Research Period 2007~2010
Research Topic A Study on the Establishment of the National Language in Modern Cambodia
Research Type Individual Research
Research Division KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
KAKENHI Grant No. 19520379
Responsibility Representative Researcher
Representative Person SASAGAWA Hideo
Details In order to elucidate the establishment of the national language in modern Cambodia, the purpose of this research project is twofold : the vicissitude of Cambodian Buddhism since the colonial period and the language policies in which Buddhistintellectuals played significant roles. As for the former research topic, this research clarified the existence of several decrees equivalent to laws to regulate the Sangha. In the realm of the language policies, it can be concluded that the modern vocabulary coined by the Cultural Committee tried to exclude Thai influence and create the modern Khmer language.