Touching the Mekong

Touching the Mekong

... mes on the map that evoke scenes of past on and conflict can now be visited by those ly with guidebooks and cameras . newscast war footage of my college years , I spent two long sojourns in lands touched by the Mekong .

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Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology

ISBN: 1931707553

Category: History

Page: 155

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Touching the Mekong is a visual exploration of contemporary life in those Southeast Asian countries that border, or contain within their borders, segments of the region's largest river, the Mekong. Freelance photographer Andrea Baldeck, who traveled throughout the area in 2001-2002, presents 150 compelling images that encompass portraiture, landscapes, and still lifes, along with a brief essay that explores some of the factors that led her to explore this terrain with her camera. The content and juxtaposition of these visual moments arrest the eye and kindle the imagination, with images grouped to create visual resonance rather by country or category. They stimulate questions and invite further exploration. All were taken on location, unstaged, in natural light. Baldeck used no props or supplemental equipment beyond two 35mm Leica cameras. This timely photographic study provides a visual reintroduction to lands now at peace, and in transition. It will appeal to archaeologists interested, for example, in the ruins of Angkor in Cambodia; anthropologists concerned with multiple ethnic groups and cultures, some threatened by modern development, tourism, and geopolitics; students of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism; and readers fascinated by the handicrafts and architecture of the region and especially by fine art photography.
Categories: History

Vietnam

Vietnam

In the south, the incredible Mekong River is the world's twelfth longest at 2,610 miles (4,200 kilometers). ... With the Mekong touching so many countries, conflicts often arise as each nation makes claims on the river in its The Mekong ...

Author: Douglas A. Phillips

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438105536

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 113

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The information-packed volumes in this series provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture. Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery, and maps reflect current political boundaries. Written by the most experienced professors teaching world regional geography, this series meets social studies and geography curriculum standards.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Mekong The Riverine War

Mekong  The Riverine War

Her lips parted slightly and he touched her teeth with his tongue. “Oh, I love you,” he said. “I've looked forward to this day since I left you.” He kissed her again, stroked her cheek, touched her ear, and held the back of her head ...

Author: John Cowart

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304189608

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World Watch

World Watch

Two giant catfish ( Pangasianodon gigas ) , now an endangered species , pulled from the Mekong in 1890 . completed ... Photographer Andrea Baldeck recently published Touching the Mekong , University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015057364419

Category: Economic history

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Categories: Economic history

Addresses 1966

Addresses  1966

In the Lower Basin the Mekong River traverses some 1,500 miles touching the four countries of Thailand , Laos , Cambodia and South Vietnam . This distance within the Lower Basin constitutes in itself a river almost equal in length to ...

Author: California. Department of Water Resources

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ISBN: UCBK:C070484228

Category: Water resources development

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A collection of addresses and essays produced over an eighteen year period by the California Department of Water Resources.
Categories: Water resources development

News from Viet Nam

News from Viet Nam

1 January 12 , 1960 SURVEY WORK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOWER MEKONG BASIN PROGRESSING RAPIDLY The Mekong kiver some 2 ... on the spot , various projects of E CAFE touching on the control of the Mekong River and its tributaries .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105126618680

Category: Vietnam

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Categories: Vietnam

Art Now Gallery Guide

Art Now Gallery Guide

... June 13 - July 26 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY 3260 South St , 19104 • 215-898-4000 URL : www . museum.upenn.edu • tues - sat 10-4 : 30 , sun 1-5 “ Touching the Mekong : A Southeast Asian Sojourn ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P008174010

Category: Art

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Categories: Art

Touching Raw Nerves

Touching Raw Nerves

But he is totally lacking in the common touch , the sine qua non of politics that one must have to win the presidency . ... He enlisted in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was an officer on a gunboat on the Mekong Delta .

Author: Paul R. Dunn

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 076182877X

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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In Touching Raw Nerves, Paul R. Dunn offers readers a collection of 75 of his newspaper columns that were published in The Pilot newspaper of Southern Pines, North Carolina during the stormy presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Each is introduced by a timely commentary that places the column in a contemporary context. Those who appreciate his debunking of the extreme propaganda of America's far right applaud Dunn's writings. For weeks after many of his columns appear, irate conservatives may be counted upon to fill the paper with often vitriolic "Letters to the Editor" in outrageous protest. Dunn, an avowed progressive/liberal, cautions, "If you relish the reactionary carping of the likes of Bill Buckley, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, G. Gordon Liddy, Russ Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Pat Robertson do not, I repeat, do not buy this book. It's sure to ruin your day!"
Categories: Political Science

The North American Review

The North American Review

For a century the two rivals had been confined to their respective valleys , of the Irawaddy and Mekong . France and England are now touching one another , and both nations bring to the encounter their respective temperaments ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015033828719

Category: North American review and miscellaneous journal

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Vols. 227-230, no. 2 include: Stuff and nonsense, v. 5-6, no. 8, Jan. 1929-Aug. 1930.
Categories: North American review and miscellaneous journal

International Relations in Southeast Asia

International Relations in Southeast Asia

The Mekong River is the central artery of mainland Southeast Asia, giving it whatever natural unity it might possess. Rising in Tibet, the mighty Mekong runs more than three thousand miles from China, touching Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, ...

Author: Donald E. Weatherbee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442223011

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

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This fully revised and updated edition of Donald E. Weatherbee’s widely praised text offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to international relations in contemporary Southeast Asia. An invaluable guide to the region, this lucid work will be an essential text for courses on Southeast Asia and on the international relations of the Asia-Pacific.
Categories: Political Science

Moondog Over the Mekong

Moondog Over the Mekong

This is damn fine storytelling, folks." -- Elizabeth White "As best I can tell, Court Merrigan doesn't just never flinch on the page, I'm not sure he even knows how to flinch. And he knows some stuff that'll make you nervous.

Author: Court Merrigan

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ISBN: 0615737668

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Page: 152

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MOONDOVER OVER THE MEKONG: stories of guns, gambling, girls and general mayhem that redraw the borders of crime. This globe-spanning collection rockets you from dirt-road trailer parks to the slums of Bangkok, the gangster underbelly of Tokyo to a postapocalyptic Old West. There's girls on the run from Russian mobsters in the sex capital of Asia while a retiring crank cooker's ill-gotten fortune goes up for grabs on a Wyoming backroad. And a whole lot of territory in between. These ain't your typical crime stories. PRAISE: "Spanning the slums from Thailand to Wyoming, Moondog embraces the plight of the downtrodden as it exposes an underworld seldom seen. These are the stories of the beaten-down and betrayed who have been pushed to the brink, the street urchins and mob underlings who claw and scrape and fight like hell when presented with a way out; and Merrigan captures these liminal moments with blinding lucidity, and in the process pulls off the nearly impossible: extracting hope from what was once hopeless." -- Joe Clifford, author of Choice Cuts and Wake the Undertaker "A dagger in the guts and a jaunt through the back alleys of Southeast Asia. Where else can you get both for $2.99?" -- Jake Needham, author of KILLING PLATO and other best-selling Asian crime novels "The thing that stands out to me about Merrigan's writing is the way he absolutely nails the humanity of each story. Whether talking about American meth dealers or Asian gangsters or Old West outlaws, Merrigan is able to zero in on the essence of his characters with laser-like accuracy, bringing each to life in a way that's both vivid in its detail and mundane in its capturing of everyday life, no matter where in the world that life may be unfolding. This is damn fine storytelling, folks." -- Elizabeth White "As best I can tell, Court Merrigan doesn't just never flinch on the page, I'm not sure he even knows how to flinch. And he knows some stuff that'll make you nervous." -- Stephen Graham Jones, author of Demon Theory and Growing Up Dead In Texas Merrigan understands that buckets of blood and over-the-top violence are only two elements of crime fiction, so he digs deeper to produce stories that conjure up a dazzling array of feelings and take place in a range of settings that go from a Las Cruces-bound Greyhound bus to the dark waters of the Mekong river. Along the way, the author manages to expose the best and worst of human nature and to entertain readers with a collection of twelve tales in which there are no throwaways. There is plenty of brutality, but it's delivered with a nonchalance that communicates the fact that the author is not trying to use it as hook. There's also a lot of emotional writing, but the straightforward prose makes it all feel real and it never comes close to being sappy. While the elements just mentioned above make this a good read, what ultimately pushed it into must-read terrain is the almost cinematic graininess of Merrigan's prose. Equally honest, touching, and brutal, Moon Over the Mekong is short crime fiction for those that think crime writing should never be formulaic." - Gabino Iglesias, Out of the Gutter "One of the widest ranges of settings this side of a James Rollins novel." -- Ryan Sayles
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Dictionary of Environmental Law

Dictionary of Environmental Law

Mekong River Commission A commission established by an Agreement on Cooperation for the sustainable development of the ... touching the frontier of Thailand , and then through Cambodia ; in Vietnam the Mekong separates into four main ...

Author: Alan Gilpin

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1843768631

Category: Law

Page: 377

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'There is no shortage of recent dictionaries covering environmental law on reference shelves. What distinguishes this titles is its inclusive coverage of the international scene. For example, where all environmental law dictionaries have an entry for acid rain, Gilpin's Dictionary informs the reader about acid rain problems in Sweden, Norway, Germany and The Netherlands in addition to the United States and Canada. This Dictionary is useful, with balanced coverage of environmental issues throughout the world. . . due to its global inclusiveness and clear, nontechnical language, this dictionary should prove very useful on shelves of all types of libraries and for environmental, political, and legal practitioners.' – Georgia Briscoe, American Reference Books Annual 2002 'Gilpin addresses the elements of environmental law with an indispensable survey of the subject. . . . The strength of this dictionary lies in its international coverage. . . . Language is nontechnical and easily accessible to general readers. . . . Gilpin is recommended for those libraries and individuals interested in international environmental law.' – S.R. Moore, Choice 'I thought Gilpin's work was excellent. The coverage was thorough and extremely helpful without getting overly bogged down in unnecessary details. I also felt that there was a very useful balance between national coverage (as of European Union and United States statutes, concepts and cases) and international agreements. I am certain that scholars, political decision makers, legal practitioners, environmental activists and reference libraries will want to have Gilpin handy. It may well become an indispensable reference work in environmental law and policy.' – Thomas S. Ulen, University of Illinois, US This new dictionary makes an important and innovative contribution to the reference literature on the environment. International in scope, it provides up-to-date entries on macro and micro issues in environmental law in both developed and developing countries. Written by an author with both practical experience in the field, and six previous dictionaries to his name, this book adopts non-technical language to improve access to key topics in environmental law. It combines the use of case studies, best practice models, straightforward definitions and clear explanatory boxes. This dictionary will be invaluable to everyone involved with environmental law; including students of law as well as those in engineering and the social sciences. It will also provide essential reference for all official national and international agencies, environmental protection groups and NGOs, plus environment and planning departments at every level.
Categories: Law

Translations on South and East Asia

Translations on South and East Asia

At the beginning , a ferry across the Mekong at Prek Tameak will assure the junction with the road which runs back to ... Highway 7 toward Kratie and Stung Treng , without touching Kompong Cham and avoiding the ferry at Tonle Bet .

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ISBN: WISC:89107704645

Category: Southeast Asia

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Categories: Southeast Asia

Land Use Reflection On Spatial Informatics Agriculture And Development

Land Use  Reflection On Spatial Informatics Agriculture And Development

Often the floods get aggravated by two occurrences of tropical storms “ Irwin ” and “ Loise ” which pass near Laos , touching the Upper Basin of the Mekong River and the catchment areas of the Nam Ngum River . Severe flooding caused by ...

Author: Mrityunjay M. Jha And R.B. Singh

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 8180694631

Category: Agriculture

Page: 318

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With reference to India.
Categories: Agriculture

Foreign Affairs Bulletin

Foreign Affairs Bulletin

Touching on the Mekong demarcation line , he said , the question depends on the diplomatic atmosphere . Mr. Suban Tawidpilad , the Foreign Under - Secretary of State of Laos , when referring to the Lao refugees in Thailand , stated that ...

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ISBN: IND:30000088214592

Category: Thailand

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Categories: Thailand

Cambodian Literary Reader and Glossary

Cambodian Literary Reader and Glossary

... the Upper Mekong, the Mekong, and the Bassac Q to 3 to fity 9 cu t st st; section of the Mekong River * between ... (Roy 90's opposed, opposite, at odds with; to prop, support laterally; to reach, touch, be against facing grief, ...

Author: Franklin E. Huffman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501721793

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 494

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Cambodian-English Glossary contains over 8,800 words. Originally published by Yale University Press, 1977. Reissued with permission by Cornell Southeast Asia Program, 1988. This is the third in a series of Cambodian readers prepared by Franklin Huffman and Im Proum, following their Cambodian System of Writing and Beginning Reader and Intermediate Cambodian Reader. The reader contains thirty-two selections from some of the most important and best-known works of Cambodian literature in a variety of genres—historical prose, folktales, epic poetry, didactic verse, religious literature, the modern novel, poems and songs, and so forth. The introduction is a general survey in English of Cambodian literature, and each section has an introduction in Cambodian. For pedagogical reasons, the selections are presented roughly in reverse chronological order, from modern prose to the very esoteric and somewhat archaic verse of the Ream-Kie (the Cambodian version of the Ramayana). The reader concludes with a bibliography of some sixty items on Cambodian literature. The glossary combines the 4,000 or so items introduced in this reader with the more than 6,000 introduced in the previous two readers, making it the largest Cambodian-English glossary compiled to date. The definitions are more general and complete than one usually finds in a simple reader glossary, in which definitions are normally context-specific. Because the glossary is so useful in itself, it is being made available separately as well as bound with the reader.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Atoms Whales and Rivers

Atoms  Whales  and Rivers

Indeed , supplying leisurely trips up the Mekong for visiting Asians would be an enormous tourism opportunity . ... CAMBODIA After touching all the above states , the Mekong runs through the heart of Cambodia , which contains the vital ...

Author: Peter John Stoett

Publisher: Commack, N.Y. : Nova Science Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015034928518

Category: Science

Page: 230

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Categories: Science

Anvil of Necessity

Anvil of Necessity

Ostrich Djiap-One, over the Mekong River, Thai/Japanese Indochina Border The Japanese engineers had used the night ... The pipper on the bomb sight built into the Ostrich's nose was just touching the roadway where it transitioned to the ...

Author: Stuart Slade

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781939335463

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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SECOND EDITION ¿ A year after The Big One ended World War Two in a single day, Europe is fighting to survive the aftermath of the nuclear strike. A catastrophic famine has struck Europe, spreading starvation to every country in its path. Winners and losers alike struggle to feed their populations as food supplies run out and they must depend on aid from the rest of the world.Yet, for all the fury of the B-36s and their nuclear weapons, the fighting is not yet over. Germany may have been utterly destroyed but its armies on foreign soil survive. Now, Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel and Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky must struggle to put aside the legacy of seven year vicious fighting and try to avoid more bloodshed. As they maneuver to save the lives of the men under their command, a shipyard worker in a shattered and defeated Britain must fight to find a future for his family.Yet, despite the hideous example set by the total destruction of Germany, there are still those who would resort to war in order to achieve their ends. Now is the time for those who wish for peace to band together and deter those who prefer war. It is time for nations across the world to remember that hard decisions are not made from desire but on the anvil of necessity.
Categories: Fiction

Historical Dictionary of United States Southeast Asia Relations

Historical Dictionary of United States Southeast Asia Relations

MEKONG RIVER 9 233 Sukarnoputri (“daughter of Sukarno”) came into anti-Suharto politics in the 1990s as the figurehead ... running more than 3,000 miles from its source in Tibet, through western China, touching Laos, Burma, Thailand, ...

Author: Donald E. Weatherbee

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810864054

Category: History

Page: 472

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The Historical Dictionary of United States-Southeast Asia Relations identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of U.S.-Southeast Asia relations and places them in the context of the complex and dynamic regional strategic, political, and economic processes that have fashioned the American role in Southeast Asia. This is done through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, appendixes, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations.
Categories: History

Dark Encounter in Mid Air

Dark Encounter in Mid Air

In this collection of new poems, William Hollis collaborates with fine-art photographer Andrea Baldeck, his wife and his companion in their creative encounters with time, friendship, the tricks of memory, heroes from the past (Keats and ...

Author: William Hollis

Publisher: University Press of Florida

ISBN: 0974830402

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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In this collection of new poems, William Hollis collaborates with fine-art photographer Andrea Baldeck, his wife and his companion in their creative encounters with time, friendship, the tricks of memory, heroes from the past (Keats and Rilke, Liszt and Brahms, Martin Buber and Buddha), and, most of all, with the power of language. While Hollis and Baldeck work independently, the poems and pictures share an emotional unity that heightens the expression of both mediums, and the darkness of his intelligence is relieved by the wit of her vision. Hollis's work confronts an angry world that whirs out of focus. The past--"a childhood reading National Geographic, / skinny legs dangling over the arm of a chair"--merges with a future that seems increasingly irrelevant, and a television screen broadcasting the colors of war blurs into ancient tablets that merely hint at truth. Moving from the savannahs of central Florida to ancient Chinese villages along the Silk Road, the poems trace a journey peering through doorways, finding refuge in music, comfort in potato and leek soup, and excitement in a dangerous addiction to books. Aware of swollen knuckles, arthritic fingers, and the fragility of age, the poet is restored by language. Whether words "stumble / over their own intractability or leap briefly / like an awkward egret," or "blend into a soft stirring of pines," they become his armor in the fight against isolation and destruction. Writing against the riptide that pulls him toward despair, Hollis survives by yielding to the artistic process, a countercurrent that delivers him to the safe touch of a woman's hand and to the sanity of birds chatting in the afternoon. Baldeck's penetrating black-and-white pictures refract the poet himself and readers discover him embellished with foliage, faintly suggested in a smoky mirror, and distorted on both sides of a fish-eye lens. With Dark Encounter in Mid Air, an intimate and mature partnership, Hollis and Baldeck create images in two art forms that allow readers to experience a lifetime "rich with anticipation." William Hollis, poet, retired teacher, and philanthropist, serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. He is a benefactor of the Kimmel Center, Inc., a charitable, not-for-profit organization that maintains the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, which operates the Philadelphia Orchestra and its Academy of Music. Andrea Baldeck is a fine-art photographer whose work has appeared in exhibits at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Washington and Lee University, and the Gallery Holly Snapp in Venice, Italy. Her first book of photographs, The Heart of Haiti, grew out of her work as a volunteer physician at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti; other books include Talismanic and Touching the Mekong. She serves on the boards of several institutions, including Vassar College and the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, the largest community-based school of the arts in the United States.
Categories: Poetry