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Homelands: Documenting Centuries of Cham Migration

1st February 2019, 10:00 to 16th September 2019, 17:00, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

Exhibition by photographer James Sebright on the lives and livelihoods of the Cham diaspora.

The Cham are an ethnic minority group from Southeast Asia. Historically, Cham territory included several kingdoms in what is today central and southern Vietnam, but as a result of repeated defeats and persecution the Cham were dispersed throughout the region. Cham communities can now be found on Hainan island in the South China Sea, Vietnam, Cambodia Thailand and Malaysia as well as further afield in the US, Canada, France and Australia.

In 2016, photographer James Sebright travelled around the South China Sea region, meeting Cham communities in China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. This exhibition reveals the outcomes of his work documenting the lives and livelihoods of the Cham diaspora.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.