A Record of CambodiaA Record of Cambodia



This is the Chinese envoy, Zhou Daguan, who visited Angkor in 1296–97 and wrote A Record of Cambodia: The Land and Its People after his return to China.

Author: Zhou Daguan

Publisher: Silkworm Books

ISBN: 9781628401721

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Translated, with an introduction and notes, by Peter Harris Only one person has given us a first-hand account of the civilization of Angkor. This is the Chinese envoy, Zhou Daguan, who visited Angkor in 1296–97 and wrote A Record of Cambodia: The Land and Its People after his return to China. To this day, Zhou’s description of the royal palace, sacred buildings, women, traders, slaves, hill people, animals, landscapes, and everyday life remains a unique portrait of thirteenth-century Angkor at a time when its splendors were still intact. Very little is known about Zhou Daguan. He was born on or near the southeastern coast of China, and was probably a young man when he traveled to Cambodia by boat. After returning home he faded into obscurity, though he seems to have lived on for several decades. Much of the text of Zhou’s book seems to have been lost over the centuries, but what remains still gives us a lively sense of Zhou the man as well as of Angkor. In this edition, Peter Harris translates Zhou Daguan’s work directly from Chinese to English to be published for the first time. Earlier English versions depended on a French translation done over a century ago, and lost much of the feeling of the original as a result. This entirely new rendering, which draws on a range of available versions of the Zhou text, brings Zhou’s many observations vividly and accurately back to life. An introduction and extensive notes help explain the text and put it in the context of the times. “Peter Harris has given a new generation of readers a masterly version of Zhou’s timeless and fascinating account that scholars of Cambodia are sure to relish and visitors to Angkor are sure to enjoy.”—David Chandler

Archiving the UnspeakableArchiving the Unspeakable



In Archiving the Unspeakable, Michelle Caswell traces the social life of these photographic records through the lens of archival studies and elucidates how, paradoxically, they have become agents of silence and witnessing, human rights and ...

Author: Michelle Caswell

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299297534

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Roughly 1.7 million people died in Cambodia from untreated disease, starvation, and execution during the Khmer Rouge reign of less than four years in the late 1970s. The regime’s brutality has come to be symbolized by the multitude of black-and-white mug shots of prisoners taken at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of “enemies of the state” were tortured before being sent to the Killing Fields. In Archiving the Unspeakable, Michelle Caswell traces the social life of these photographic records through the lens of archival studies and elucidates how, paradoxically, they have become agents of silence and witnessing, human rights and injustice as they are deployed at various moments in time and space. From their creation as Khmer Rouge administrative records to their transformation beginning in 1979 into museum displays, archival collections, and databases, the mug shots are key components in an ongoing drama of unimaginable human suffering. Winner, Waldo Gifford Leland Award, Society of American Archivists Longlist, ICAS Book Prize, International Convention of Asia Scholars

Record of Cambodia s Land CustomsRecord of Cambodia s Land Customs



With the help of this book, interested visitors to Angkor will be able to enjoy identifying different ancient structures relating to the various aspects of social life described by Zhou and to the many carvings on bas-reliefs of different ...

Author: Solang Uk

Publisher: Bright Pen

ISBN: 0755213068

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In AD 1296 Zhou Daguan, a member of a Chinese diplomatic mission from the Mongolian emperor Timur Khan to Cambodia, spent almost one year in the capital city known today as Angkor. He recorded in detail the country's landscape, flora, fauna, and its people's social life. This is the only surviving written record that enables us to have a glimpse into the life in Cambodia at the end of the 13th century. This English publication is a direct translation from one of the original ancient Chinese editions of Zhou's record by a Cambodian and a Chinese who have a deep knowledge of the culture and the geography of both Cambodia and China. The book helps to clarify many unidentified places, dignitary titles, plant and animal names, etc., that have remained unresolved for so long. Reading this book, is like travelling through time from Wenzhou (China) across the South China Sea, up the Mekong River into Cambodia, through Tonle Sap River and Tonle Sap Lake into the great walled city of Angkor Thom, where life in the ancient city comes alive in vivid detail. With the help of this book, interested visitors to Angkor will be able to enjoy identifying different ancient structures relating to the various aspects of social life described by Zhou and to the many carvings on bas-reliefs of different monuments that can still be seen today.

Remembering CambodiaRemembering Cambodia



Remembering Cambodia is a record of a country coming to terms with its past and looking forward to the future. It is a tribute to the men, women, and children of Cambodia by showing a dramatic glimpse into their ongoing struggle tor ...

Author: Stefan Smith

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corporation

ISBN: UOM:39015062559318

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Mention Cambodia and to many people it is forever associated with poverty, war, and the genocidal reign of the brutal Khmer Rouge. These are not the images that everyone holds of this Southeast Asian nation. The poverty still exists but war has been replaced by a new word - hope. As peace is embraced after decades of conflict, Cambodia's shattered economy is stirring itself into life, encouraged by foreign aid and its own brand of entrepreneurial flair. Its culture is experiencing revival and change, caught between traditions of the past and modern-day Western influences. Remembering Cambodiais a record of a country coming to terms with its past and looking forward to the future. It is a tribute to the men, women, and children of Cambodia by showing a dramatic glimpse into their ongoing struggle for survival through vibrant colorful photographs of their ordinary daily life.

Troubling the WaterTroubling the Water



George Steptoe, “Cambodian Flood Victims Drowning in Debt,” Diplomat, October 22, 2013, https://thediplomat.com/2013/10/cambodian-flood -victims -drowning -in -debt/. 5. Zhou Daguan, A Record of Cambodia: The Land and Its People, ...

Author: Abby Seiff

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781640124769

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"Troubling the Water uncovers the threats of the Tonle Sap and what its disappearance means for the survival of those that count on it. But it is much more than that; It is a story that taps into a universal fact we will all have to contend with soon: we are destroying our resources in a way that cannot be undone"--

Records of the Diplomatic Conference on the International Protection of Performers Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations Rome 10 to 26 October 1961Records of the Diplomatic Conference on the International Protection of Performers Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations Rome 10 to 26 October 1961



Burma , Summary records , 13 . Cambodia Signatory ( Final Act and Convention ) , 19 . Delegation , 24 . Vice - Presidency of the Conference , 32 . Report , 36 , 41 , 49 , 59 . Summary Records , 13 , 40 , 120 , 563 , 720 , 725 .

Author: International Labour Organisation

Publisher: Geneva : International Labour Organisation ; Paris : Unesco ; Geneva : United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property

ISBN: UCAL:B4162254

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Native Peoples of the World An Encylopedia of Groups Cultures and Contemporary IssuesNative Peoples of the World An Encylopedia of Groups Cultures and Contemporary Issues



For several centuries, Cambodia was in a state of anarchy outside the royal urban capitals. This continued until the French colonial period (1865¥1953), when its economy and institutions began to be modernized.

Author: Steven L. Danver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317463993

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This work examines the world's indigenous peoples, their cultures, the countries in which they reside, and the issues that impact these groups.