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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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  • Published in Politics

Aid Dependence in Cambodia by Sophal Ear

International intervention liberated Cambodia from pariah state status in the early 1990s and laid the foundations for more peaceful, representative rule. Yet the country's social indicators and the integrity of its political institutions declined rapidly within a few short years, while inequality grew dramatically. Conducting an unflinching investigation into these developments, Sophal Ear reveals the pernicious effects of aid dependence and its perversion of Cambodian democracy.

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  • Published in Cuisine

Nyum Bai! A Cambodian Cookbook by Yvette Elliott and Loven Ramos

Nyum Bai’ will not only entice and inspire you with 31 of Cambodia’s finest recipes; it will take you on a brief journey into Cambodian culture and the stories and smiles behind the Green Gecko kids. With hundreds of sensational photos of the children and professionally presented gourmet delights, this book will enhance anyone’s culinary skills and has all the right ingredients for those who appreciate good food as well as the essence of giving.

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  • Published in Society

Violence and the Civilising Process in Cambodia by Roderic Broadhurst,‎ Thierry Bouhours,‎ Brigitte Bouhours

In 1939, the German sociologist Norbert Elias published his groundbreaking work The Civilizing Process, which has come to be regarded as one of the most influential works of sociology today. In this insightful new study tracing the history of violence in Cambodia, the authors evaluate the extent to which Elias's theories can be applied in a non-western context.

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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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Essential Siem Reap by Rodney L'Huillier

Home to the magical ancient temples of Angkor, Siem Reap Cambodia, offers something for everyone. Exploring the ancient temples once lost to the jungle, through to journeys into Buddhist culture, relaxing in 5-star comfort at bargain prices, a family escape, or backpacking your way and partying all night, Siem Reap has something for everyone.

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My Tales of Woe - and Wow - from My Travels through Cambodia by Ryan Biddulph

Blogging from Paradise blogger and author Ryan Biddulph shares his tales of woe and wow during his 2 month trip through Cambodia in 2013. From Phnom Penh, to Siem Reap, to Sihanoukville, to Battambang, to Kampot, Ryan braved wicked typhoons, swinging bags of vomit and intense meditation sessions in Cambodian wats to share these stories with you. If you're a sucker for a good travel story, kick back, relax and enjoy.

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English-Spoken Khmer Dictionary by Keesee

This is a unique learning aid for making rapid headway in the acquisition of comprehension and speaking ability in Khmer, the language of Cambodia. In recent years, Cambodia has moved from a society menaced by war to a society orientated to commerce. With this shift in attention from military to social and economic matters has come an increase in the numbers of foreign visitors and residents in the country for the purposes of tourism, aid work or investment-related activities. Many of these foreigners or 'chun bor-tay' speak English as a first or second language, but know little of written or spoken Khmer.

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