Buddhism & Society #3

Funerary Rituals in Khmer Manuscripts


with Leng Kok-An, lead researcher, Director for the Preservation of Manuscripts for the Cambodian Edition Manuscripts Fund (FEMC).


Tuesday 26 June 2018 at 6.30pm
Institut français du Cambodge
Conference in Khmer, translated in English and French
Free entry subject to availability

The manuscripts engraved on latanier leaves, copied from generation to generation over centuries, were stored in the libraries of the monasteries of Cambodia. War, the Khmer Rouge regime as well as neglect led to their almost complete disappearance. Reading those that remain can nevertheless help us understand and comprehend the organization of the most ordinary Buddhist rituals in Khmer society.

“ Funerary Rituals in Khmer Manuscripts ” is the third conference of the cycle organised by Anne Yvonne Guillou, anthropologist CNRS / IRASEC, about “ Buddhism & Society ”.