A History of Cambodia

A History of Cambodia

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Perseus Publishing
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.
Author David Chandler covers two thousand years of Cambodian history in a candid and concise assessment that focuses on transformation and the historic implications and myths surrounding these changes

Book News
Chandler (history, Monash U., Australia) provides a history of Cambodia for undergraduates and general readers. He considers the effects on Cambodian politics and society of the country's location between Thailand and Vietnam, the relationship of contemporary Cambodians to their past, patronage and hierarchies in politics, thinking, and social relations, and transformations to rural society. This edition has been revised and updated to include material on the early history of the country, the death of Pol Pot, and the revolution and final collapse of the Khmer Rouge, as well as new discussion of current challenges facing the country. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, c2008
Edition: 4th ed
Description: xiv, 365 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780813343631
Branch Call Number: 959.6 Cha


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