The Tragedy of Cambodian History

The Tragedy of Cambodian History

This book by David P. Chandler is the first to give a full account of this tumultuous period. Drawing on his experience as a foreign service officer in Phnom Penh, on interviews, and on archival material.

Author: David Porter Chandler

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300057520

Category: History

Page: 396

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The political history of Cambodia between 1945 and 1979, which culminated in the devastating revolutionary excesses of the Pol Pot regime, is one of unrest and misery. This book by David P. Chandler is the first to give a full account of this tumultuous period. Drawing on his experience as a foreign service officer in Phnom Penh, on interviews, and on archival material. Chandler considers why the revolution happened and how it was related to Cambodia's earlier history and to other events in Southeast Asia. He describes Cambodia's brief spell of independence from Japan after the end of World War II; the long and complicated rule of Norodom Sihanouk, during which the Vietnam War gradually spilled over Cambodia's borders; the bloodless coup of 1970 that deposed Sihanouk and put in power the feeble, pro-American government of Lon Nol; and the revolution in 1975 that ushered in the radical changes and horrors of Pol Pot's Communist regime. Chandler discusses how Pol Pot and his colleagues evacuated Cambodia's cities and towns, transformed its seven million people into an unpaid labor force, tortured and killed party members when agricultural quotas were unmet, and were finally overthrown in the course of a Vietnamese military invasion in 1979. His book is a penetrating and poignant analysis of this fierce revolutionary period and the events of the previous quarter-century that made it possible.
Categories: History

A History of Cambodia

A History of Cambodia

Praised by the Journal of Asian Studies as an ''original contribution, superior to any other existing work'', this acclaimed text has now been completely revised and updated to include material examining the early history of Cambodia, whose ...

Author: David Chandler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429975141

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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In this clear and concise volume, author David Chandler provides a timely overview of Cambodia, a small but increasingly visible Southeast Asian nation. Praised by the Journal of Asian Studies as an ''original contribution, superior to any other existing work'', this acclaimed text has now been completely revised and updated to include material examining the early history of Cambodia, whose famous Angkorean ruins now attract more than one million tourists each year, the death of Pol Pot, and the revolution and final collapse of the Khmer Rouge. The fourth edition reflects recent research by major scholars as well as Chandler's long immersion in the subject and contains an entirely new section on the challenges facing Cambodia today, including an analysis of the current state of politics and sociology and the increasing pressures of globalization. This comprehensive overview of Cambodia will illuminate, for undergraduate students as well as general readers, the history and contemporary politics of a country long misunderstood.
Categories: Political Science

Lost Goddesses

Lost Goddesses

In prehistoric times, Southeast Asian women enjoyed high status. When, how and why did that change? This book explores the history of gender relations through economics, politics, art and literature.

Author: Trudy Jacobsen

Publisher: NIAS Press

ISBN: 9788776940010

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

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In prehistoric times, Southeast Asian women enjoyed high status. When, how and why did that change? This book explores the history of gender relations through economics, politics, art and literature. This title is a narrative and visual tour de force, of interest to scholars and the general public.
Categories: Social Science

The History of Cambodia

The History of Cambodia

This book includes a narrative history that provides a chronological examination of the political, cultural, philosophical, social, and religious continuities in Cambodia's long rich history.

Author: Justin Corfield

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313357237

Category: History

Page: 165

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This book includes a narrative history that provides a chronological examination of the political, cultural, philosophical, social, and religious continuities in Cambodia's long rich history. It overviews the history of Cambodia, from the fall of Angkor and the French Protectorate period (1432-1863) to the present. More than half of the book is dedicated to the period from 1970 through the present, with chapters on the Khmer Republic, Democratic Kampuchea, the second civil war, the road to democracy, and Cambodia under Hun Sen. An introductory chapter overviews the country's geography, political institutions, economy, and culture. The book includes black & white historical and contemporary photographs, a chronology, and profiles of key figures.
Categories: History

A Short History of Cambodia

A Short History of Cambodia

With energetic writing and passion for the subject, John Tully covers the full sweep of Cambodian history, explaining why this land of contrasts remains an interesting enigma to the international community.

Author: John Tully

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741158571

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 576

In this concise and compelling history, Cambodia's past is described in vivid detail, from the richness of the Angkorean empire through the dark ages of the 18th and early-19th centuries, French colonialism, independence, the Vietnamese conflict, the Pol Pot regime, and its current incarnation as a troubled democracy. With energetic writing and passion for the subject, John Tully covers the full sweep of Cambodian history, explaining why this land of contrasts remains an interesting enigma to the international community. Detailing the depressing record of war, famine, and invasion that ha.
Categories: History

An Economic History of Cambodia in the Twentieth Century

An Economic History of Cambodia in the Twentieth Century

She also asks whether economic factors in some way instigated war and revolution. In exploring these issues, the book tracks the erratic path taken by Cambodia's political elite and earlier colonial rulers to develop a national economy.

Author: Margaret Slocomb

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9789971694999

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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The course of economic change in twentieth century Cambodia was marked by a series of deliberate ""conscious human efforts"" that were typically extreme and ideologically driven. While colonization, protracted war and violent revolution are commonly blamed for Cambodia's failure to modernize its economy in the twentieth century, Margaret Slocomb's Economic History of Cambodia in the Twentieth Century questions whether these circumstances changed the underlying structures and relations of production. She also asks whether economic factors in some way instigated war and revolution. In exploring these issues, the book tracks the erratic path taken by Cambodia's political elite and earlier colonial rulers to develop a national economy. The book closes around 2005, by which time Cambodia had be reintegrated into both the regional and into the global economy as a fully-fledged member of the World Trade Organization. To document Cambodia's path towards a modern economy, the author draws on resources from the State Archives of Cambodia not previously referenced in scholarly texts. The book provides information that is academically important but is also relevant to investors, aid workers and development specialists seeking to understand the shift from a traditional to a modern market economy.
Categories: Business & Economics

A History Of Cambodia

A History Of Cambodia

Cambodian history - Cambodia after Angkor - French Protectorate - Cambodia's response to France - Gaining independence - Independence to Civil war - Revolution in Cambodia - Cambodia since 1979.

Author: David Chandler

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UOM:39015022241692

Category: History

Page: 287

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Cambodian history - Cambodia after Angkor - French Protectorate - Cambodia's response to France - Gaining independence - Independence to Civil war - Revolution in Cambodia - Cambodia since 1979.
Categories: History

Cambodian History

Cambodian History

In this book, you are about to know: -Cambodian prehistory -The early kings of Cambodia -Religious and regional influences -The rise and fall of the Khmer Empire -The French protectorate -The Khmer Rouge and the Cambodian Civil War -The ...

Author: Lon Hunnell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798511948447

Category:

Page: 94

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Cambodia's culture has its roots in the 1st to 6th centuries, in a state called Funan, which is also the oldest Indianised state in Southeast Asia. Funan gave way to the Angkor Empire with the rise to power of King Jayavarman II in AD802. Following 400 years of decline, Cambodia became a French colony and during the 20th century experienced the turmoil of war, occupation by the Japanese, postwar independence, and political instability. Between 1975 and 1979 the country was devastated by the Khmer Rouge's reign, a rural communist guerrilla movement. If you are interested in Cambodian history, or just a person who loves history, you can not miss this book. In this book, you are about to know: -Cambodian prehistory -The early kings of Cambodia -Religious and regional influences -The rise and fall of the Khmer Empire -The French protectorate -The Khmer Rouge and the Cambodian Civil War -The Cambodian genocide -Cambodia today -And more
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At the Edge of the Forest

At the Edge of the Forest

Inspired by David Chandler's groundbreaking work on Cambodian attempts to find order in the aftermath of turmoil, these essays explore Cambodian history using a rich variety of sources that cast light on Khmer perceptions of violence, ...

Author: Anne Ruth Hansen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501719202

Category: History

Page: 251

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Inspired by David Chandler's groundbreaking work on Cambodian attempts to find order in the aftermath of turmoil, these essays explore Cambodian history using a rich variety of sources that cast light on Khmer perceptions of violence, wildness, and order, examining the "forest" and cultured space, and the fraught "edge" where they meet.
Categories: History

Pillaging Cambodia

Pillaging Cambodia

The illicit traffic of art is an important problem that affects modern life all over the world. This work addresses the issue using the showcase of Cambodia, where looters systematically destroy cultural heritage.

Author: Masha Lafont

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786483839

Category: Art

Page: 207

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The illicit traffic of art is an important problem that affects modern life all over the world. This work addresses the issue using the showcase of Cambodia, where looters systematically destroy cultural heritage. Beginning with an overview of Cambodian history and culture, it explores every aspect of the illicit traffic of Cambodian art. It analyzes the history, size, and structure of art trafficking in Cambodia, its growth and profit margins, and the participants and international crime syndicate involved. It also describes the “demand” side of the story: antique dealers, collectors, auction houses, and museums. The work deals with the impact of the illicit trafficking on the legal, political, and economic systems of Cambodia, as well as its effect on archeological, historical, and religious values and the cultural identity of the nation. The work also analyzes the current long-term and short-term policies proposed by the Cambodian government and suggests policy alternatives that may be implemented by the Cambodian authorities. An appendix includes the description of all cases of the restitution of objects of Khmer art.
Categories: Art

Simply cambodian History

Simply   cambodian History

Overview of Cambodian history which includes the historical influence and dominance of Thailand and Vietnam, the role of religion in Cambodia, the influence of France and the US, the rise of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge and the quest for ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:808410170

Category:

Page: 2

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Overview of Cambodian history which includes the historical influence and dominance of Thailand and Vietnam, the role of religion in Cambodia, the influence of France and the US, the rise of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge and the quest for peace.
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History of Cambodia

History of Cambodia

Cambodia, or, as it was once known, Kampuchea, is a beautiful country, replete with an incredibly wondrous system of canals. Its history has been marked by the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot.

Author: Captivating History

Publisher:

ISBN: 1637162049

Category:

Page: 126

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Cambodia, or, as it was once known, Kampuchea, is a beautiful country, replete with an incredibly wondrous system of canals. Its history has been marked by the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot.
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Cambodia

Cambodia

In this book, you are about to know: -Cambodian prehistory -The early kings of Cambodia -Religious and regional influences -The rise and fall of the Khmer Empire -The French protectorate -The Khmer Rouge and the Cambodian Civil War -The ...

Author: Sha Heimbaugh

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798511966670

Category:

Page: 94

View: 158

Cambodia's culture has its roots in the 1st to 6th centuries, in a state called Funan, which is also the oldest Indianised state in Southeast Asia. Funan gave way to the Angkor Empire with the rise to power of King Jayavarman II in AD802. Following 400 years of decline, Cambodia became a French colony and during the 20th century experienced the turmoil of war, occupation by the Japanese, postwar independence, and political instability. Between 1975 and 1979 the country was devastated by the Khmer Rouge's reign, a rural communist guerrilla movement. If you are interested in Cambodian history, or just a person who loves history, you can not miss this book. In this book, you are about to know: -Cambodian prehistory -The early kings of Cambodia -Religious and regional influences -The rise and fall of the Khmer Empire -The French protectorate -The Khmer Rouge and the Cambodian Civil War -The Cambodian genocide -Cambodia today -And more
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Facts And History About The Country Of Cambodia

Facts And History About The Country Of Cambodia

If you are looking for a comprehensive, readable, and enjoyable history of Cambodia, it is here. This book set covers everything you could want and more. This bundle includes two works: "History of Cambodia" and "The Khmer Empire.

Author: Hien Profit

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798510498370

Category:

Page: 168

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If you are looking for a comprehensive, readable, and enjoyable history of Cambodia, it is here. This book set covers everything you could want and more. This bundle includes two works: "History of Cambodia" and "The Khmer Empire." Both of these standalone releases are amazing, so having them together in one file is a true gift. Within these pages, you will find content ranging from early history to the present, all of which is exciting. There is plenty of historiographies, references, and other signs of dedicated historical research found here. As if that was not enough of an indication of such, a complete bibliography is included at the end of this collection. Two captivating manuscripts in one book: -History of Cambodia: A Captivating Guide to Cambodian History, Including Events Such as the Rise and Decline of ----the Khmer Empire, Siege of Angkor, Cambodian-Vietnamese War, and Cambodian Civil War -The Khmer Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Merged Kingdoms of Cambodia That Became the Angkor Empire That -Ruled over Most of Mainland Southeast Asia and parts of Southern China Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include: -Cambodian prehistory -The early kings of Cambodia -Religious and regional influences -The rise and fall of the Khmer Empire -The French protectorate -The Khmer Rouge and the Cambodian Civil War -The Cambodian genocide -Cambodia today -And more Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include: -Who were the Khmer people? -Who was the Devaraj that founded the Empire of Angkor? -What is the symbolism behind some of the greatest temples in the world? -Who built Angkor Wat, and with what purpose? -How did a whole nation convert to Buddhism in under one century? -Who was Jayavarman VII, and what made him the most powerful king of the Khmer? -How did such a great empire fall into oblivion? -How was it rediscovered and rebuilt? -And much more!
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Cambodian Buddhism

Cambodian Buddhism

This impressive new work by Ian Harris thus fills a major gap and offers English-language scholars a booklength, up-to-date treatment of the religious aspects of Cambodian culture.

Author: Ian Harris

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824832988

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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The study of Cambodian religion has long been hampered by a lack of easily accessible scholarship. This impressive new work by Ian Harris thus fills a major gap and offers English-language scholars a booklength, up-to-date treatment of the religious aspects of Cambodian culture. Beginning with a coherent history of the presence of religion in the country from its inception to the present day, the book goes on to furnish insights into the distinctive nature of Cambodia's important yet overlooked manifestation of Theravada Buddhist tradition and to show how it reestablished itself following almost total annihilation during the Pol Pot period. Historical sections cover the dominant role of tantric Mahayana concepts and rituals under the last great king of Angkor, Jayavarman VII (1181–c. 1220); the rise of Theravada traditions after the collapse of the Angkorian civilization; the impact of foreign influences on the development of the nineteenth-century monastic order; and politicized Buddhism and the Buddhist contribution to an emerging sense of Khmer nationhood. The Buddhism practiced in Cambodia has much in common with parallel traditions in Thailand and Sri Lanka, yet there are also significant differences. The book concentrates on these and illustrates how a distinctly Cambodian Theravada developed by accommodating itself to premodern Khmer modes of thought. Following the overthrow of Prince Sihanouk in 1970, Cambodia slid rapidly into disorder and violence. Later chapters chart the elimination of institutional Buddhism under the Khmer Rouge and its gradual reemergence after Pol Pot, the restoration of the monastic order's prerevolutionary institutional forms, and the emergence of contemporary Buddhist groupings.
Categories: Religion

Cambodia s Curse

Cambodia s Curse

His extensive close - up reporting in Cambodia's Curse illuminates the country, its people, and the deep historical roots of its modern - day behaviour. This is a devastating and important look at Cambodia today.

Author: Joel Brinkley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459624931

Category:

Page: 568

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A generation after Pol Pot's regime killed one quarter of the nation's population, Cambodia shows every outward sign of having overcome its devastating history - the streets of Phnom Penh are paved; skyscrapers dot the skyline. But behind this fa ade lies a country still haunted by its years of terror. In 2008 and 2009, Joel Brinkley - who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the fall of the Khmer Rouge - returned to Cambodia. He discovered a population in the grip of a venal government. He learned that between one third and one half of Cambodians who lived through the Khmer Rouge era suffer from post - traumatic stress disorder, and that its afflictions are being passed to the next generation. His extensive close - up reporting in Cambodia's Curse illuminates the country, its people, and the deep historical roots of its modern - day behaviour. This is a devastating and important look at Cambodia today.
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History of Cambodia

History of Cambodia

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230630597

Category:

Page: 108

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 107. Chapters: Cambodian Campaign, Kingdom of Cambodia, Cambodian-Vietnamese War, Vietnamese border raids in Thailand, Nong Samet Refugee Camp, Kingdom of Funan, Khmer Empire, French protectorate of Cambodia, Khmer Republic, United Nations Border Relief Operation, Khao-I-Dang, Oc Eo, Operation Eagle Pull, Sa Kaeo Refugee Camp, Sdok Kok Thom, Nong Chan Refugee Camp, Khmer People's National Liberation Front, Peter L. Pond, Dark ages of Cambodia, Site Two Refugee Camp, Early history of Cambodia, GRUNK, Funcinpec Party, Ang Mey, Chenla Kingdom, Khmer People's National Liberation Armed Forces, Indochina Wars, Cambodian coup of 1970, Khmer National Liberation Committee, Dien Del, Timeline of Cambodian history, Modern Cambodia, United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia, Khmer Issarak, United Issarak Front, 1997 clashes in Cambodia, Vishnupalita Kambhoja, 2003 Phnom Penh riots, Samlaut Uprising, Japanese occupation of Cambodia, Coalition Government of Democratic Kampuchea, Operation Patio, Royal Order of Cambodia, List of colonial heads of French Cambodia, Land mines in Cambodia, Khmer Serei, Concerts for the People of Kampuchea, Name of Cambodia, Rajendravarman II, Cambodian Self Help Demining, Cambodian Rebellion, Moulinaka, Siamese-Vietnamese War, Year Zero, MONATIO, Angkor Borei and Phnom Da, Ancient Khmer Highway, Indrapura, Yasodharapura, Kampuchean Revolutionary Army.
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