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Encyclopedia > Ben Kiernan

Benedict F. Kiernan (born 1953 in Melbourne, Australia) is the Whitney Griswold Professor of History, Professor of International and Area Studies and Director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University. In his twenties, he lived in Cambodia for many years and spoke fluent Khmer. He left Cambodia when all foregners were expelled by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. Though he initially doubted the scale of genocide then being perpetrated in Democratic Kampuchea, he changed his mind in 1979[1] and has since then written many critically-acclaimmed books on the topic. 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Melbourne is the state capital and largest city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second largest city in Australia (after Sydney), with a population of approximately 3. ... Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut. ... Khmer can refer to, the: Khmer people, the ethnic group to which the great majority of Cambodians belong to Khmer language Khmer script Khmer Empire, which ruled much of Indochina from the 9th to the 13th centuries. ... Some of the Khmer Rouge leadership during their period in power. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Genocide is defined by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) article 2 as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: Killing members of the group; Causing... Democratic Kampuchea (in Khmer, កម្ពុជា ប្រជាផិបតេយ្យ) was the official name of Cambodia under the government of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge party from 1975 until 1979. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...

Kiernan obtained his Ph.D. from Monash University, Australia, in 1983. He is the author of over a hundred scholarly articles on Southeast Asia and genocide. Monash University Monash University is Australias largest university with over 55,000 students. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...

Selected Bibliography

  • Kiernan, Ben (1985,2004). How Pol Pot Came to Power: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism in Cambodia, 1930-1975, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-30-010262-3.
  • Kiernan, Ben (1986). Cambodia: The Eastern zone Massacres.
  • Kiernan, Ben (1996,2002). The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979, Yale University Press. ISBN 0-30-009649-6.
  • Kiernan, Ben (1998). Le GĂ©nocide au Cambodge, 1975-1979: Race, idĂ©ologie, et pouvoir.
  • Kiernan, Ben (1981). Peasants and Politics in Kampuchea, 1942-1981.
  • Kiernan, Ben (1986). Cambodge: Histoire et enjeux.


  1. ^  Shawcross, William (1984). The Quality of Mercy - Cambodia, Holocaust and Modern Conscience, Simon and Schuster, New York. ISBN 0-671-44022-5.

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Yale > Genocide Studies Program > Publications (703 words)
"Sur la notion de génocide", by Ben Kiernan (Le Débat, mars–avril 1999)
"Sul concetto di genocidio", by Ben Kiernan (I Viaggi di Erodoto, 38/39 1999)
"Cambodia's Twisted Path to Justice", by Ben Kiernan
The History Place - Genocide in the 20th Century (1007 words)
The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79 by Ben Kiernan - 477 pages (March 1998) Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn.; ISBN: 0300061137.
Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors by Dith Pran (Compiler), Ben Kiernan (Introduction) - 224 pages (May 1997) Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn.; ISBN: 0300068395.
Frontline: The Triumph of Evil (Rwandan Genocide) (1999) Written by Steve Bradshaw and Ben Loeterman, Produced by Mike Robinson and Ben Loeterman - PBS, 60 minutes.
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