Andrew Hardy

Champa : Territories and Networks of a Southeast Asian Kingdom

In the past quarter century, Champa scholarship has been seeking ways out of the interpretative framework inherited from Georges Maspero’s Le royaume de Champa, which portrayed Champa as a unitary kingdom of provinces ruled by “absolute” kings. Scholars have since been working to revise this portrait, to develop new thinking about the way the kingdom and its territories were structured, and also to critique Maspero’s decision to end his history of Champa with the 1471 capture of the Chà Bàn citadel and fall of Vijaya.