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Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields by Dith Pran and Kim DePaul

This extraordinary book contains eyewitness accounts of life in Cambodia during Pol Pot's genocidal Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979, accounts written by survivors who were children at the time. The book has been put together by Dith Pran, whose own experiences in Cambodia were so graphically portrayed in the film The Killing Fields. The testimonies related here bear poignant witness to the slaughter the Khmer Rouge inflicted on the Cambodian people.

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  • Published in Culture

Mrenh Gongveal: Chasing the Elves of the Khmer by Keith Kelly

Mrenh Gongveal: Chasing the Elves of the Khmer is an photo essay that delves into a common, but lesser understood, belief of the Cambodians. While learning about the culture and customs of Cambodia, Keith Kelly's adopted home of 10 years, he was especially fascinated by their folklore. One particular type of shrine dedicated to the Mrenh Gongveal, Elves of the Khmer, caught his imagination.

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Strolling around Phnom Penh by Jean-Michel Filippi

Since Phnom Penh is conspicuous in its absence of tourist guidebooks and visitors usually spend about two days to see Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, the National Museum and the Tuol Slaeng (S 21) Museum, the need for a new much richer way of glimpsing history was recognized and has been created.

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Teaching English in Southeast Asia by Nathan Edgerton and Kyuran Jo

Are you a young professional interested in moving abroad to work? Are you farther along in your career but looking for a change of pace and lifestyle? This book is meant to show you that a year or more teaching abroad is well within your reach! With as little as one month of teacher training, you'll be a viable candidate for teaching jobs throughout Southeast Asia, which will allow you to earn enough to live comfortably in your home city and even to travel throughout the region in your time off.

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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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  • Published in Politics

The Political Economy of the Cambodian Transition by Caroline Hughes

Cambodia underwent a triple transition in the 1990s: from war to peace, from communism to electoral democracy, and from command economy to free market. This book addresses the political economy of these transitions, examining how the much publicised international intervention to bring peace and democracy to Cambodia was subverted by the poverty of the Cambodian economy and by the state's manipulation of the move to the free market.

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Cambodia Basics - 101 Tips by Kay McMahon

This short book consists of a large collection of tips (more than just 101) to help visitors to Cambodia find their feet on arrival.
The author has lived in Asia since 1989 and has been visiting Cambodia since 2006. This book is based on her personal experience and on-the-ground research.

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Short Hair Detention by Channy Chhi Laux

In April 1975, Channy Chhi Laux was a happy thirteen-year-old girl who was excited to start a new school year. But as news reports announced that the Khmer Rouge was getting closer to taking control of Cambodia, Channy and her family were forced to relocate to Poipet, a border town to Thailand. From that point forward, Channy lived a life dictated by fear.

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