A History of Cambodia
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.
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THE BEGINNINGS OF CAMBODIAN HISTORY
Government and Society in Early Cambodia
KINGSHIP AND SOCIETY AT ANGKOR
Sources for Angkorean History
Jayavarman II and the Founding of Angkor
CAMBODIAS RESPONSE TO FRANCE 191645
The Assassination of Resident Bardez
The Beginnings of Nationalism
The Impact of World War II
The Growth of Nationalism and the Return of the French
The Development of Political Parties
The Growth of the Left
Yasovarman and His Successors
JAYAVARMAN VII AND THE CRISIS OF THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY
Jayavarman VII and Buddhist Kingship
The Temples of Jayavarman VII
Theravada Buddhism and the Crisis of the Thirteenth Century
Zhou Daguans Account of Angkor 129697
CAMBODIA AFTER ANGKOR
The Shift from Angkor to Phnom Penh
Cambodia in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
Values in SeventeenthCentury Cambodia
Vietnamese and Thai Activities in Cambodia
STATE SOCIETY AND FOREIGN RELATIONS 17941848
Society and Economy
Patronage and Government
Cambodias Relations with Vietnam and Siam
THE CRISIS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
The Imposition of Vietnamese Control
The Vietnamization of Cambodia 183540
Siam and the Restoration of Cambodian Independence
THE EARLY STAGES OF THE FRENCH PROTECTORATE
The Establishment of the French Protectorate
The Tightening of French Control
Sisowaths Early Years
Sihanouk and the Achievement of Independence
FROM INDEPENDENCE TO CIVIL WAR
Opposition to Sihanouk
A Balance Sheet
The Coup of 1970
The Khmer of Republics Slow Collapse
REVOLUTION IN CAMBODIA
DK Takes Power 197576
The FourYear Plan
A Crisis in the Party
Conflict with Vietname
DK Closes Down
CAMBODIA SINCE 1979
Opposition to the PRK
The Vietnamese Withdrawal
The UNTAC Period and After
The End of the Khmer Rouge
The Coup de Force of 1997
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Page 159 - We are happy killing Vietnamese. We no longer fear them; in all our battles we are mindful of the three jewels [of Buddhism]: the Buddha, the law, and the monastic...
Page 175 - enact all the administrative, judicial, financial, and commercial reforms which the French government judges necessary in the interest of the protectorate.
Page 334 - REVISING THE PAST IN DEMOCRATIC KAMPUCHEA: WHEN WAS THE BIRTHDAY OF THE PARTY?
Page 153 - As for language, they should be taught to speak Vietnamese. [Our habits of] dress and table manners must also be followed. If there is any out-dated or barbarous custom that can be simplified, or repressed, then do so.24 The emperor closed by advising Giang to move cautiously in engineering social change.
Page 98 - King, which is why Christians cannot be made without the King's approval. And if some of my readers should say that they could be converted without the King knowing it, to this I answer that the people of the country is of such a nature, that nothing is done that the King knoweth not; and anybody be he never so simple may speak with the King, wherefore everyone seeketh news to carry unto him, to have an occasion for to speak with him; whereby without the King's good will nothing can be done, and...
Page 60 - Brahma along similar lines, beginning with another golden age. The fact that the length of these four eras correlates exactly with particular distances along the east-west axis of Angkor Wat suggests that the code...
Page 150 - Cambodian officials only know how to bribe and be bribed. Offices are sold; nobody carries out orders; everyone works for his own account. When we tried to recruit soldiers, the king was perfectly willing, but the officials concealed great numbers of people.