Interesting older texts regarding Cambodia

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From 1973, some observations on the character and origins of modern Khmer by a Khmer academic:
http://www.khmerinstitute.org/articles/art12.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Some interesting notes with an anthropological bent by a French Army surgeon in colonial times, not confined to Indochine and both titles cracking reads.

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you can get this one free for kindle
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as much a window into the mind of the authors and their times as narrative.
highly opinionated, but real conviction.

The 2nd text also makes some assumptions regarding climate as a formative element of the people.
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You didn't do a very good sell on this, the second one is racy!
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frank lee bent wrote:as much a window into the mind of the authors and their times as narrative.
highly opinionated, but real conviction...
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Because the Khmer people live in the tropics, they tend to avoid physical exertion. The Khmer artistic spirit dwells in a soft, fanciful, and romantic state, one that is low in energy. Khmer music tends to be sentimental, and to make people sleepy.

Khmer people move slowly. They set off for the workplace at a relaxed pace, as if they were on vacation. These factors have shaped the Khmer mentality to prefer people who are inactive rather than active, conservative rather than progressive.
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Fascinating read.
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doesn't anyone want to start an argument about it?
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Obviously no Vietnamese readers.

T'was an interesting read that 'Untrodden' text, quite thought provoking.
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horny old frenchman that author. cambodes would agree with his assesments i think.
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