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The Playground by Terrence M. McCoy

Selected by the Washington Post as one of 2012's best works of non-fiction. "Showcasing the work of an unknown author of exceptional ability. ... an ire-inspiring account."
We've heard of China's buying sprees. That it's plowed billions of dollars into some of the poorest nations in the world. But the story we don't know is what this money means for the people there.

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Cambodian Grrrl by Anne Elizabeth Moore

In Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh, writer and independent publisher Anne Elizabeth Moore brings her experience in the American cultural underground to Cambodia, a country known mostly for the savage extermination of around 2 million of its own under the four-year reign of the Khmer Rouge.

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Silk Pocket by Sokha Seng

This story is about Cambodian ancient silk skirts during the 12th and 13th century of Khmer empire time silk was very well known. It was given to Srey Peng grandma and Srey Peng mom. Around 1970’s it was passed to Srey Peng mom to keep it safe and carry over through Khmer Rouge time where nothing is hidden behind the Khmer rouge eyes. Srey Peng mom kept the silk skirt safe for 38 years until 2018 her little girl was turning Six years old and was curious enough.

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Cambodia in Depth by Peace Corps

Cambodia is a history buff’s dream, with rich stories of empire and tyranny over the past 1,000 years. There are a variety of books and websites (some of which are listed in the Resources for Further Information section) that provide excellent summaries of Cambodia’s ancient and recent history. Wikipedia's site (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia) provides a good overview. Cambodia is a successor state of the once-powerful Hindu and Buddhist Khmer Empire, which ruled most of the Indo-Chinese peninsula between the 11th and 14th centuries.

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When Broken Glass Floats by Chanrithy Him

Chanrithy Him felt compelled to tell of surviving life under the Khmer Rouge in a way "worthy of the suffering which I endured as a child."

In the Cambodian proverb, "when broken glass floats" is the time when evil triumphs over good. That time began in 1975, when the Khmer Rouge took power in Cambodia and the Him family began their trek through the hell of the "killing fields."

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The Long Road From Pub Street by Michael Desrosiers

In this short and entertaining travelogue, Michael Desrosiers tells the story of a slow journey overland across the Kingdom of Cambodia, a small, rural, and often-overlooked corner of Southeast Asia. The journey is unforgettable, but not always pleasant. Along the way he and his incredibly patient girlfriend contend with wild monkeys, a raging Typhoon, baguettes, jellyfish, and the dastardly "twerking bug".

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The Lost Executioner by Nic Dunlop

Between 1975 and 1979 the seemingly peaceful nation of Cambodia succumbed to one of the most bloodthirsty revolutions in modern history. Nearly two million people were killed. As head of the Khmer Rouge's secret police, Comrade Duch was responsible for the murder of more than 20,000 of them. Twenty years later, not one member of the Khmer Rouge had been held accountable for what had happened, and Comrade Duch had disappeared.

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History and Culture of Cambodia, Prehistory and Early Kingdoms by Sampson Jerry

Early Indianized Kingdom of Funan, Government, Politics, Economy, People of Cambodia.

Archaeological evidence indicates that parts of the region now called Cambodia were inhabited during the first and second millennia B.C. by peoples having a Neolithic culture. By the first century A.D., the inhabitants had developed relatively stable, organized societies, which had far surpassed the primitive stage in culture and technical skills.

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Cambodia 2014 by Derek Sivers

If you've been thinking about starting a business in Cambodia, the Wood Egg Cambodia startup guide will be your go-to reference manual.
Each year we hire 3 researchers (at least one local and one foreigner who live in Cambodia), a native English-speaking in-country writer, and an editor, to bring you insights from multiple perspectives.

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