Best way to learn about Khmer culture?

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Best way to learn about Khmer culture?

Post by little--chickens » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:04 am

Can anyone recommend any books, movies, pamphlets, anything really to get a good and accurate idea of what contemporary Khmer culture is like?
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Re: Best way to learn about Khmer culture?

Post by that genius » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:05 am

You should rather come and live here, books, pamphlets, films etc are subjective and occasionally (some would say often) written by opinionated newbies who have no real perception of reality.
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Re: Best way to learn about Khmer culture?

Post by little--chickens » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:55 am

I can't afford it :(
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Re: Best way to learn about Khmer culture?

Post by Kuroneko » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:20 pm

little--chickens wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:04 am
Can anyone recommend any books, movies, pamphlets, anything really to get a good and accurate idea of what contemporary Khmer culture is like?
If you cant afford to come, start with the food, and music,lots of recipes/songs on the net :D



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Re: Best way to learn about Khmer culture?

Post by that genius » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:22 pm

Make friends with Khmers on Facebook.

cue: next week: when is the wedding?
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Re: Best way to learn about Khmer culture?

Post by taabarang » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:38 pm

If you want to understand Cambodia through foreign experience your list will suffice If you want to see it through their eyes you must

1) come here
2) learn the language

Otherwise get interested in a country you can afford
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Re: Best way to learn about Khmer culture?

Post by John Bingham » Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:50 pm

As an introduction you could do worse than read David Chandler's "A History of Cambodia".
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Re: Best way to learn about Khmer culture?

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:46 pm

taabarang wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:38 pm
If you want to understand Cambodia through foreign experience your list will suffice If you want to see it through their eyes you must

1) come here
2) learn the language

Otherwise get interested in a country you can afford
why do u think its necessary to learn the language to understand the culture??

I feel i have a very good grasp of Cambodian culture and speak less than 10 words
same goes for Myanmar and Laos
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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Re: Best way to learn about Khmer culture?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:13 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:46 pm
taabarang wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:38 pm
If you want to understand Cambodia through foreign experience your list will suffice If you want to see it through their eyes you must

1) come here
2) learn the language

Otherwise get interested in a country you can afford
why do u think its necessary to learn the language to understand the culture??

I feel i have a very good grasp of Cambodian culture and speak less than 10 words
same goes for Myanmar and Laos
but you have a Cambodian wife...
:tophat: Mean Dtuk Mean Trei, Mean Loy Mean Srey
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Re: Best way to learn about Khmer culture?

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:36 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:13 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:46 pm
taabarang wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:38 pm
If you want to understand Cambodia through foreign experience your list will suffice If you want to see it through their eyes you must

1) come here
2) learn the language

Otherwise get interested in a country you can afford
why do u think its necessary to learn the language to understand the culture??

I feel i have a very good grasp of Cambodian culture and speak less than 10 words
same goes for Myanmar and Laos
but you have a Cambodian wife...
LOL
yea, but i know alot more about Cambodian culture than she does,
of course thru her, i know village life :beer3:


PS: anyone that lives in PP,whats with all the Indian restaurants on riverside now??
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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