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HERstory: Southeast Asia

26 EpisodesProduced by Agas RamirezWebsite

Welcome to HERstory, the history of Southeast Asia, told from her perspective. We’ll discover historical figures, matriarchal societies, and contemporary female icons — and maybe learn about ourselves along the way. Season 1 focuses on the Southeast Asian age of commerce up to the colonial period.


12 | The Cham Matriarchy with a Note on Queen Ang Mei

In this episode, we’re taking a deep dive into the Cham, a matriarchal and matrilineal society descended from the refugees of the Kingdom of Champa, whose members now mostly reside in Vietnam and Cambodia. Later in this episode we’ll meet Ang Mei, one of only three female Cambodian rulers, who was queen during a pivotal moment in Cham history.

We have two ads this month: First, meet @tuktukbox, a specialty food retailer offering curated Southeast Asian boxes and products to US and Canada subscribers. Second is the History of Colonisation podcast! @hoc_pod is hosted by Nanyang Technological University student, Fidellithy.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, @herstoryseapod!

For a copy of the show notes, a shout out at the end of the next episode, access to the resource library, regional current events updates, the occasional bonus episode, and your own Spotify scannable magnet of the podcast, join us on Patreon at

Welcome to the Patreon, Ashley! And as always, many thanks to Shereen, Chanda, Laura, Yati, Kara, and Mando.

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