Cambodia: Gentle Tactics

Maytel 2020 talks about how Cambodians’ gentleness is really a strategy for survival. “Having observed the natural and unassuming bodily gestures of village life I can say undoubtedly that the perception that Khmers and southeast asians in general are all sweetness and light is simply untrue. They are just like everyone else except that being nice is more likely to prolong their life rather than shorten it.”

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