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Books about Cambodia

Post by Username Taken » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:16 pm

BooksAboutCambodia.com has just had a makeover, with a nice new look.

Thanks to all who have checked it out in the past, but it's worth another look now.

As CEO grows, we want include more Khmer cultural pieces to the content, so I will post here about New Releases as they are released as well as older books that are re-released in new formats.

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Post by Username Taken » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:21 pm

NEW RELEASE:
Originally slated for release on 1st June, then rescheduled for 1st July, 'Cambodia and the Year of UNTAC by Tom Riddle' was finally released a short time ago.

TITLE: Cambodia and the Year of UNTAC
AUTHOR: Tom Riddle
ISBN: 9781771831833

About the Author: Tom Riddle worked in the refugee camps of Southeast Asia in the early 1980s. In 1992 he went to Cambodia to help with the UN-led election. Since then he has worked mainly in Southeast Asia as a freelance videographer.

Synopsis: This is the untold story of what really went on when the UN tried to manage free elections in Cambodia. Told with Riddle's salacious wit and touching insight, The Year of UNTAC staggers from adventure to adventure, quagmire to <Read More>.
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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by Rama » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:10 pm

Is the website yours Username Taken?
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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by Username Taken » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:13 pm

Rama wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:10 pm
Is the website yours Username Taken?
Yes it is.

Please note that currently I have no affiliation with any book vendors (i.e. Amazon), so currently I make nothing from book sales. In the future . . .
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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:31 pm

The makeover looks great.

The Guardian has a Top 10 Books About Cambodia list, but it's from 2014.

You could make a new top 10 list for popular books about Cambodia 2017.

Would No Joke Howard's book make your list? :stir:

I still need to finish Sebastian Strangio's book "HE's Cambodia" one of these days.
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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by Username Taken » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:43 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:31 pm
The makeover looks great.

The Guardian has a Top 10 Books About Cambodia list, but it's from 2014.

You could make a new top 10 list for popular books about Cambodia 2017.

Would No Joke Howard's book make your list? :stir:

I still need to finish Sebastian Strangio's book "HE's Cambodia" one of these days.
Thanks.

NJH's book is consistently the most popular for the past 12 months, believe it or not.

NJH should have written this one. :popcorn:
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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by Rama » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:24 pm

Wish I had time to read books.
Soon I might, and I'll refer to your site.
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Post by AlonzoPartriz » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:38 pm

This is a good book I noticed on a client's desk.

Kbach-A Study of Khmer Art and Design

http://www.devata.org/book-review-of-kb ... X8_yYMxVcs

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Lots of great illustrations and drawings in it.
Apparently the publisher's house burnt down, and she lost a lot of work, but she replaced this among one of the first.
” ‘Kbach’ is the general term, used in the Khmer language, to name the variety of ornaments which decorate objects and architectural surfaces throughout Cambodia. Although ‘kbach’ have been studied by both scholars and artists, we have found that most of these studies primarily collect ornaments into pages of examples without presenting the thinking behind their creation and elaboration.

“In Cambodia today, students trying to learn ‘kbach’ tend to simply copy from these examples, replicating complex ornaments without understanding the system through which they are formed. Thus they generally do not have the ability to create new compositions of ornaments, or to use the existing ornamental language for their own purposes. Struck by this state of affairs, we began our research on ‘kbach’ more than four years ago...
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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by epidemiks » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:54 pm


AlonzoPartriz wrote:This is a good book I noticed on a client's desk.

Kbach-A Study of Khmer Art and Design

http://www.devata.org/book-review-of-kb ... X8_yYMxVcs

Image

Lots of great illustrations and drawings in it.
Apparently the publisher's house burnt down, and she lost a lot of work, but she replaced this among one of the first.
” ‘Kbach’ is the general term, used in the Khmer language, to name the variety of ornaments which decorate objects and architectural surfaces throughout Cambodia. Although ‘kbach’ have been studied by both scholars and artists, we have found that most of these studies primarily collect ornaments into pages of examples without presenting the thinking behind their creation and elaboration.

“In Cambodia today, students trying to learn ‘kbach’ tend to simply copy from these examples, replicating complex ornaments without understanding the system through which they are formed. Thus they generally do not have the ability to create new compositions of ornaments, or to use the existing ornamental language for their own purposes. Struck by this state of affairs, we began our research on ‘kbach’ more than four years ago...
It's a good book. I have 2 copies.
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Re: Books about Cambodia

Post by Username Taken » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:22 pm

NEW RELEASE: 2nd August 2017

TITLE: The Chronicle of a People's War: The Military and Strategic History of the Cambodian Civil War, 1979-1991
AUTHOR: Boraden Nhem
ISBN: 9781138630093
AVAILABILITY: Hardcover, Kindle & Nook

About the Author: Brigadier General Boraden Nhem currently serves as assistant to General Tea Banh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense of Cambodia. He previously served as Deputy Director of the Institute of Military History. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Department of International Studies, Royal University of Phnom Penh. He received his PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Delaware (United States) in 2014 after previous studies in Cambodia and France. He is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College, class of 14–02, where he also graduated with an MMAS in Military History. He has authored a previous book, which examined the entire military history of the Khmer Rouge (1950s–1999).

Synopsis: The Chronicle of a People's War: The Military and Strategic History of the Cambodian Civil War, 1979-1991 narrates the strategic and military history of the Cambodian Civil War, especially the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK), from when it deposed the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in 1979 until the political settlement in 1991. <Read More>.
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