Other Bibliography Entries: Historiography at Work 1: The Bibliography of the French Masterplan Historiography at Work 2: The Khmer Translation of the French Masterplan 3.1 Historical Significance History does not look upon all events equally. While we were rediscovering the …

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  Foreign investment in Cambodia has unravelled a series of controversies and protests within the kingdom. The conflicts between the government, developer and the people have been continuous, little signs of compromises can be seen from the 3 parties. In …

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Previous Narrative: The Westerner’s Lake 3: The French Masterplan When the evictions forcefully started in 2011, the Western elites and Cambodian locals came to a painful but crucial realization that they could not fight their battles alone, the two forces then …

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This bibliography entry continues to introduce our methodology in the writing stage, specifically our limitations and how we make up for it.   2.1 Ongoing Issue (input): Lack of Primary Resources? Our collective research mainly focused on English and Chinese …

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Previous reading: An Investor’s lake 3: Biased impact study and false claim SHUKAKU Inc, the local developer filling in Phnom Penh’s Boeung Kak lake for the future commercial and housing project has recently conducted an environmental and social impact assessment …

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Since the early 2000s, the fast growing economy of Cambodia has been attracting increasing numbers of foreign investment. The foreign direct investment from international developers have acted a big role in accelerating Cambodia’s economy. The Boeung Kak Lake development led …

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Previous reading: An investor’s lake 4: How it helped Cambodia  Cambodia has been seeing a sharp rise in foreign investments in the recent decade, with development it brings controversy, the controversy in Cambodia goes beyond the locals. With the growth …

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Foreign investment has been one of the main sources of economic input in Cambodia in the recent decade. Being the biggest investor in Cambodia’s economic entity, China is not only influencing Cambodia in the economic aspect, but also in the …

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Forced eviction: The Boeung Kak Lake eviction crisis has forcibly evicted more than 3000 families, with an approximate of 30,000 people who were original inhabiting surrounding the Boeung Kak Lake area. The scale of eviction and the unlawful reclamation of …

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Previous Document: Green and Blue 4: Symbolism in the Global-Local Alliance In an attempt to document the damage done to the locals regarding the reclamation, the World Bank Investigation Report in 2010 have done technical drawings to highlight the importance …

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Previous Document: Green and Blue 3: A Collage City envisioned by the Pearl Plan International Team   4.1 Symbol as Counter-propaganda When the evictions forcefully started in 2011, the French elites and Cambodian locals bonds through frequent communication on social …

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Previous Document: Green and Blue 2: Design Sketch of the Pearl Plan International Team   In addition to the sketches for Boeung Kak Lake development, the French and Cambodian architects have also proposed an urban development strategy that treats the …

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Previous Document: Green and Blue 1: Backpackers’ Memoir to Pre-development Boeung Kak Lake Besides the design drawings, original ideas of the Pearl Plan was sketched in diagrams and sketches. What the Pearl Plan International Teams set out to do was …

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1.1 The Medium is the Message This is a series of historical documents to discuss the use of different media parallel to the urban process of BKL. To spread the word of BKL preservation across language barriers and draw global …

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