2018 / December
Esther Tseng /photos courtesy of Lin Min-hsuan /tr. by Scott Williams
What is Cambodia’s appeal? What made graphic designer and photographer Hsu Hung Chieh sell everything he owned and move there for eight years? What upended cultural studies graduate Lin Chih Yu’s conception of art?
It isn’t just Cambodia’s magnificent 12th-century Angkor Wat temple complex, nor yet its delicate architectural sculpture. Instead, what causes visitors to tarry is the Cambodian people themselves, who, having lived through horrific massacres and catastrophes, are now working to rebuild their culture and recover the positive aspects of their history.