Cambodia

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Fantastic DreamerFantastic Dreamer by Lipp, Frederick

A Cambodian boy, bored at school, who thinks that he does not fit in, may discover with his teacher's help a colourful world beyond the grey city walls.

Illustrated History Of Cambodia, AnIllustrated History Of Cambodia, An by Coggan, Philip

Beginning with a definition of who the Cambodians are, this fully illustrated history then tracks back to the earliest kingdoms before 800 AD, followed by an investigation of the creation of the magnificent city of Angkor and Cambodia's centuries of greatness up to 1400 AD. The following chapter describes the times from 1400-1860, which were centuries of crisis, succeeded by the recovery during next 100 years when the country came under the influence of the French. The final chapter discusses the disastrous Khmer Rouge and finishes with the significance of the UN and Hun Sen. Philip Coggan's illuminating text follows the changing fortunes of Cambodia from pre-history to the present day.

Monarchical Manipulation In Cambodia: France, Japan And The Sihanouk Crusade For IndependenceMonarchical Manipulation In Cambodia: France, Japan And The Sihanouk Crusade For Independence by Gunn, Geoffrey C.

One figure strides across modern Cambodian history - Norodom Sihanouk. But this is not a biography of Sihanouk; the focus is upon the final decades of the French protectorate, the rise of a counter-elite and winning of Cambodia's independence. Manipulation of the 1,000-year-old monarchy comes to the heart of this book, as does indigenous resistance, Buddhist activism, French cultural creationism, the rise of radical republicanism, Thai recidivism and wartime Japanese machinations. Carried through into the post-war period, the seeds of Cambodia's own destruction were being sown in the jungle perimeters, rubber plantations, schools and monkhood, and even in the classrooms of prestigious French institutions.

Asean+3 Bond Market Guide 2018: CambodiaAsean+3 Bond Market Guide 2018: Cambodia by Asian Development Bank

This Bond Market Guide reports on the significant developments expected in Cambodia's bond market, including the issuance of corporate and government bonds and subsequent debt securities listings on the Cambodia Securities Exchange. Among the long-term development objectives of Cambodia's Financial Sector Development Strategy 2011-2020 were to develop the government securities market and to issue government bonds by the National Treasury. In 2010, the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) was established. The National Bank of Cambodia began issuing negotiable certificates of deposit in 2013, effectively creating an interbank money market.

Angkor: Exploring Cambodia's Sacred CityAngkor: Exploring Cambodia's Sacred City by Mccullough, Theresa; S. Murphy Et Al

This catalogue aimed at the general reader accompanies the exhibition Angkor: Exploring Cambodia's Sacred City. Full-colour images and write-ups of all objects in the show, along with essays on a range of topics including pre-Angkorian cities, the 19th-century French exploratory missions, display of Cambodian culture and objects back in France, and the styles of Khmer sculpture enhance the experience of the show.

Svay: A Khmer Village In CambodiaSvay: A Khmer Village In Cambodia by Ebihara, May Mayko

May Mayko Ebihara (1934-2005) was the first American anthropologist to conduct ethnographic research in Cambodia. Svay provides a remarkably detailed picture of individual villagers and of Khmer social structure and kinship, agriculture, politics, and religion. The world Ebihara described would soon be shattered by Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge. Fifty percent of the villagers perished in the reign of terror, including those who had been Ebihara's adoptive parents and grandparents during her fieldwork. Never before published as a book, Ebihara's dissertation served as the foundation for much of our subsequent understanding of Cambodian history, society, and politics.

Cambodia's Second Kingdom: Nation, Imagination And DemocracyCambodia's Second Kingdom: Nation, Imagination And Democracy by Noren-Nilsson, Astrid

Cambodia's Second Kingdom is an exploration of the role of nationalist imaginings, discourses, and narratives in Cambodia since the 1993 reintroduction of a multiparty democratic system. Competing nationalist imaginings are shown to be a more prominent part of political party contestation in the Kingdom of Cambodia than typically believed. For political parties, nationalistic imaginings became the basis for strategies to attract popular support, electoral victories, and moral legitimacy. This book uses uncommon sources, such as interviews with key contemporary political actors, to analyse Cambodia's post-conflict reconstruction politics. It exposes how nationalist imaginings, typically understood to be associated with political opposition, have been central to the reworking of political identities and legitimacy bids across the political spectrum. The author examines the entanglement of notions of democracy and national identity, and traces out a tension between domestic elite imaginings and the liberal democratic frame in which they operate.

Electoral Politics In Cambodia: Historical Trajectories And Current Challenges (Iseas Occ. Pap. #98)Electoral Politics In Cambodia: Historical Trajectories And Current Challenges (Iseas Occ. Pap. #98) by Croissant, Aurel

After more than two decades of post-conflict reconstruction, Cambodia's political system remains in flux. Yet perhaps the most disturbing phenomenon with regard to elections is the notable rejection of democratic norms. This monograph studies the various aspects of electoral politics in Cambodia and ends with strong suggestions for reforms that can strengthen the practice of elections and aid social and political development in a country trying to transit from civil war to post-conflict reconstruction, from socialist one-party state to multiparty electoral system, and from planned economy to market economy.

Intended For Evil: A Survivor's Story Of Love, Faith And Courage In The Cambodian Killing FieldsIntended For Evil: A Survivor's Story Of Love, Faith And Courage In The Cambodian Killing Fields by Sillars, Les

When the Khmer Rouge took Phnom Penh in 1975, new Christian Radha Manickam and his family were among two million people driven out of the city. Over the next four years, 1.7 million people--including most of Radha's family - would perish due to starvation, disease, and horrifying violence. His new faith severely tested, Radha is forced by the communist regime to marry a woman he doesn't know. But through God's providence, he discovers that his new wife is also a Christian. Together they find the courage and hope to survive and eventually make a daring escape to the US, where they raise five children and begin a life-changing ministry to the Khmer people in exile in the US and back home in Cambodia. This moving true story of survival against all odds shows readers that out of war, fear, despair, and betrayal, God can bring hope, faith, courage, restoration--and even romance.

Cambodia Votes: Democracy, Authority And International Support For Elections, 1993-2013Cambodia Votes: Democracy, Authority And International Support For Elections, 1993-2013 by Sullivan, Michael Luke

This detailed study charts the evolution of internationally assisted elections in Cambodia beginning in 1993 with the vote supervised by the United Nations Transitional Authority (UNTAC). Although the UNTAC operation was unprecedented in its size and political scope, the less-than-democratic outcome of the 1993 vote (with Hun Sen and his Cambodian People's Party losing but remaining in power) began two decades of internationally assisted elections manipulated and controlled by Hun Sen and the CPP. Since then, disparate international actors have been complicit in supporting 'authoritarian elections' while promoting a more democratic and transparent electoral process. This has produced a relatively stable political-economic system serving the interests of a powerful and wealthy ruling elite but at the expense of overall positive socio-economic and political change. It has also allowed opposition forces to co-exist alongside a repressive state and to compete in elections that still hold out the possibility for change.

Eating In Northeastern Cambodia, A Socio-Anthropological Approach To Highland Food In RatEating In Northeastern Cambodia, A Socio-Anthropological Approach To Highland Food In Rat by Istasse, Manon

Eating in Northeastern Cambodia, A Socio-Anthropological Approach to Highland Food in Ratanakiri investigates food among societies practicing swidden agriculture in Ratanakiri province, Northeastern Cambodia. The author provides a qualitative and anthropological description of food habits, practices and representations among these non-Khmer (Kreung, Tampuan, Kavet and Jara?) populations who live in small, dispersed villages. Her investigation questions the relevance of the concept of affluent societies in contemporary Ratanakiri.

Cambodian Dancer, The: Sophany's Gift Of HopeCambodian Dancer, The: Sophany's Gift Of Hope by Reicherter, Daryn; Christy Hale

In clear but simple language and beautiful illustrations, this Cambodian children's story communicates a sense of the joy, sadness, injustice and triumph that lives on in young Cambodian Americans. The Cambodian Dancer is the true story of a Cambodian refugee - a dancer and teacher - who built a life in the US after fleeing the Khmer Rouge.

Cambodia And Laos (Dk Eyewitness Travel)Cambodia And Laos (Dk Eyewitness Travel) by D'souza, Karen Faye; Shreya Sarkar (Eds.)

This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. It will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Cambodia & Laos effortlessly.

Trends In Southeast Asia 2014 #03: New Chinese Migration And Capital In CambodiaTrends In Southeast Asia 2014 #03: New Chinese Migration And Capital In Cambodia by Nyiri Pal

While Cambodia's place in the global networks of Chinese migration and capital shares similarities with Eastern Europe and Africa, a combination of factors that form the background to these flows is unique. Protests against Chinese investment have focused on displacement resulting from real estate and hydropower projects and on labour conditions. The Chinese government has until recently kept silent over these protests. The absence of broad popular sentiment against the Chinese and the apparent lack of desire from any major political party to manipulate that sentiment suggest that it is unlikely that anti-Chinese feelings will be exploited in the near future.

Sthapatyakam: The Architecture Of CambodiaSthapatyakam: The Architecture Of Cambodia by

This magazine pamphlet features seven essays about Cambodian architecture, as well as a student response to what Cambodian architecture means to them. Featuring topics from low-cost housing in Phnom Penh to the relocation of citizens to Borei Keila, the guide is helpful for those studying the culture of this country, and for architects with a vested interest in heritage development.

Lonely Planet: CambodiaLonely Planet: Cambodia by Ray, Nick; Greg Bloom

Lonely Planet Cambodia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the magnificent temples of Angkor, experience the best and worst of Cambodian history at the capital, or taste the subtle spices of Khmer cuisine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cambodia and begin your journey now!

Master Of Confessions, The: The Making Of A Khmer Rouge TorturerMaster Of Confessions, The: The Making Of A Khmer Rouge Torturer by Cruvellier, Thierry

Renowned journalist Thierry Cruvellier takes us into the dark heart of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge with The Master of Confessions, a suspenseful account of a Chief Interrogator's trial for war crimes. On April 17, 1975, the communist Khmer Rouge, led by its secretive prime minister Pol Pot, took over Cambodia. Renaming the country Democratic Kampuchea, they cut the nation off from the world and began systematically killing and starving two million of their people. Cruvellier offers a psychologically penetrating, devastating look at the victims, the torturers, and the regime itself, searching to answer crucial questions about culpability. Self-drawing on his knowledge, and experience, Cruvellier delivers a startling work of journalistic history-by turns deeply moving, horrifying, and darkly funny.

Surviving The Global And Economic Downturn: The Cambodian ExperienceSurviving The Global And Economic Downturn: The Cambodian Experience by Jalilian, Hossein; Sothorn Kem Et Al

The global financial and economic shock of 2007-09 is the third major economic crisis to have buffeted Cambodia in its post-conflict period. In terms of magnitude of impact, the global financial and economic downturn was the worst of the three crises. That it caused the first ever growth contraction in the post-conflict period was sufficient rationale for the series of studies that substantiate this book. Like the two shocks that preceded it however, the way it impacted on Cambodia cannot be understood in isolation from the overall post-conflict milieu. The thesis here is not that endogenous factors caused the crisis. It is simply that endogenous factors shaped the impact of the crisis and a historical, as opposed to a static, analysis better illuminates the nature of the impact. This book is an in-depth comprehensive examination of the impact of the global financial and economic crisis on Cambodia. It probes into the effects of the shock at macro, sectoral and micro levels using qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Surviving The Global And Economic Downturn: The Cambodian ExperienceSurviving The Global And Economic Downturn: The Cambodian Experience by Jalilian, Hossein; Sothorn Kem Et Al

The global financial and economic shock of 2007-09 is the third major economic crisis to have buffeted Cambodia in its post-conflict period. This book is an in-depth comprehensive examination of the impact of the global financial and economic crisis on Cambodia. It probes into the effects of the shock at macro, sectoral and micro levels using qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Britain And Sihanouk's CambodiaBritain And Sihanouk's Cambodia by Tarling, Nicholas

Diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Britain at the height of the Cold War provide unique insights into the overall foreign policies of both nations. Norodom Sihanouk's strategy of preserving the independence and integrity of Cambodia through a policy of neutrality grew ever more challenging as the Cold War heated up in Indochina and conflict in Vietnam became a proxy war between the superpowers. Despite its alliance with the United States, Britain's diplomatic objectives in the region largely aligned with Cambodia's, and British criticism of US policy towards Cambodia was a problem in the alliance. British diplomatic records present a fascinating window into Cambodian decision-making, and the rationale behind Sihanouk's sometimes apparently irrational policies. The reports yield new insights into Sihanouk's efforts to sustain Cambodia's integrity vis-a-vis its more powerful neighbours. Equally, a fine-grained analysis of British-Cambodia relations reveals much about the dynamics of British foreign policy in the period. Britain's ultimate dependence on its powerful American ally limited its influence in the region. After 1967, indeed, it ceased to have a strategic role. Over the period, British frustrations grew, even as it remained consistent in its foreign policy objectives and approaches.