Here's what our SE Asian bibliographer told me about
James L. Woods
Head, Original Cataloging Unit
312 Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PHONE: (608) 262-3501
Cambodian names should be last name, then first name with no
comma, at least for those writing as Cambodians in Cambodia
(vs. Cambodian-Americans, say, where they'll undoubtedly
adopt the "English" practice of inserting a comma)
- The work by the author in question here -- Chum Mey -- is
a Cambodian publication.
- Yes, Chum = the surname.
- The Mey or Manh matter is analogous, as it were, to
anyone's being called by more than one first name . . .
- As for establishing this person's name, I guess it needs
Chum Mey as it appears in the book, but with a cross-ref.
to the "given" name
Chum Manh as the author referenced
Other exs. For Pol Pot, the infamous Khmer Rouge leader, the
authority record is
Chum Ngek = another authorized name
Unfortunately, there IS inconsistency since no real rule
seems to exist for Cambodian names, unlike for Lao & Thai
ones, which are similar in being in direct order without a
On 6/13/2013 4:15 PM, Jennifer Lobb wrote:
> HI everyone,
> I am hoping that someone can help me with a Cambodian name.
> On the title page it says Chum Mey
> on page 9, it says "in my village people called me Chum
> Manh, but since I first came to Phnom Penh, I have been
> called Chum Mey.
> So is his name
> Chum Mey
> Mey, Chum
> or possibly Chum, Mey
> with a cross-reference from Chum Manh in some sort of form
> or another...
> Any help would be appreciated.