While the Cambodian and Thai governments continue their dispute over the management of the Preah Vihear temple, this article explores the social cost of the dispute – the temple, once a symbol of unity for Thais and Cambodians living in the area, have become divided along nationalistic lines.
Politics and Preah Vihear
Bangkok Post, 19 February 2008
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16 May 2007 (UNESCO World Heritage) – While not directly pertaining to the archaeology of Southeast Asia, this bit of news will undoubtably have some resonance for future world heritage sites in SEA. For a list of the UNESCO (archaeological) World Heritage Sites in SEA, check out the resources section.
Inauguration of a World Heritage Training and Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific Region in China
The Government of China will launch a World Heritage Training and Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific Region in China. The inauguration ceremony of this institute will take place at Tongji University, Shanghai with the presence of Mr Francesco Bandarin, Director of UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Mr Mounir Bouchenaki, Director-General of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), Mr Michael Petzet, President of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and Mr Zhang Xinsheng, Chairman of the Executive Board of UNESCO and Vice Minister of Education of the Government of China.
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