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  • End of Empire
    End of Empire (English, Hardback) David P. Chandler

    * Charts 100 days of dreams, drama and turmoil across eastern Asia at the end of World War II. * Combines daily events with commentary, photographs, maps and personal accounts. * Part of a radically new multi-layered, 'real-time' publication commemorating events 70 years after they happened and 'broadcast' day by day.

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  • In Pursuit of Progress
    In Pursuit of Progress (English, Hardback) Hannah C. M. Bulloch

    Drawing on a decade of ethnographic research on the Philippine island of Siquijor, this volume explores myths, meanings, and practices of development and its counterparts, progress and modernization. It does so not only by considering development as planned, community-wide interventions aimed at society-wide improvements in living standards, but by recognizing that development is personal.

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  • Embodied Nation (English, Paperback) Simon Creak

    This strikingly original book examines how sport and ideas of physicality have shaped the politics and culture of modern Laos. Viewing the country's extraordinary transitions through the lens of physical culture, Simon Creak's lively and incisive narrative illuminates a nation that has no reputation in sport and is typically viewed, even from within, as a country of cheerful but lazy people.

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  • Caged in on the Outside (English, Paperback) Gregory M. Simon

    An intimate ethnographic exploration of the ways in which Minangkabau people understand human value. Gregory Simon's book, based on extended ethnographic research in the small city of Bukittinggi, shines new light on Minangkabau social life by delving into people's interior lives, calling into question many assumptions about Southeast Asian values and the nature of Islamic practice.

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  • Familial Properties (English, Hardback) Nhung Tuyet Tran

    Familial Properties is the first full-length history of Vietnamese gender relations in the precolonial period. Author Nhung Tuyet Tran shows how, despite the bias in law and practice of a patrilineal society based on primogeniture, some women were able to manipulate the system to their own advantage. Women succeeded in taking pragmatic advantage of socioeconomic turmoil during a time of war and...

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  • End of Empire
    End of Empire (English, Paperback) David P. Chandler

    *Charts 100 days of dreams, drama and turmoil across eastern Asia at the end of World War II. * Combines daily events with commentary, photographs, maps and personal accounts. * Part of a radically new multi-layered, 'real-time' publication commemorating events 70 years after they happened and 'broadcast' day by day.

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  • A History of Cambodia
    A History of Cambodia (English, Paperback) David P. Chandler

    Author David Chandler covers two thousand years of Cambodian history in a candid and concise assessment that focuses on transformation and the historic implications and myths surrounding these changes

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  • Facing the Khmer Rouge
    Facing the Khmer Rouge (English, Hardback) Ronnie Yimsut

    As a child growing up in Cambodia, Ronnie Yimsut played among the ruins of the Angkor Wat temples, surrounded by a close-knit community. As the Khmer Rouge gained power and began its genocidal reign of terror, his life became a nightmare. In this stunning memoir, Yimsut describes how, in the wake of death and destruction, he decides to live.

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  • Facing the Khmer Rouge
    Facing the Khmer Rouge (English, Paperback) Ronnie Yimsut

    As a child growing up in Cambodia, Ronnie Yimsut played among the ruins of the Angkor Wat temples, surrounded by a close-knit community. As the Khmer Rouge gained power and began its genocidal reign of terror, his life became a nightmare. In this stunning memoir, Yimsut describes how, in the wake of death and destruction, he decides to live.

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  • The Uprooted (English, Paperback) Christina Elizabeth Firpo

    For over a century French officials in Indochina systematically uprooted metis children - those born of Southeast Asian mothers and white, African, or Indian fathers - from their homes. The Uprooted offers an in-depth investigation of this child-removal program: the motivations behind it, reception of it, and resistance to it.

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  • Voices from S-21
    Voices from S-21 (English, Paperback) David P. Chandler

    The horrific torture and execution of hundreds of thousands of Cambodians by Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge during the 1970s is one of the century's major human disasters. This work examines the Khmer Rouge phenomenon by focusing on one of its key institutions, the secret prison outside Phnom Penh known by the code name 'S-21'.

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  • Stay Alive, My Son
    Stay Alive, My Son (English, Paperback) Pin Yathay, John Man

    "A heart-rending account of the disintegration of an entire social system, caused by the paranoid policies of Khmer Rouge cadres."?Christian Science Monitor

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  • Brother Number One
    Brother Number One (English, Paperback) David P. Chandler

    Based on interviews and on a wide range of sources in English, Cambodian, and French, this study seeks to cast light on the ideas and behaviour of Pol Pot and his entourage against the background of post-World War II events, and to provide an understanding of a horrific period of Cambodian history.

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  • Facing the Cambodian Past
    Facing the Cambodian Past (English, Paperback) David P. Chandler

    A leading student of Cambodia's history considers a range of themes and problems including the leper-king myth at Angkor, post-Angkorean normative poems, nineteenth century perceptions of the moral order, and royally sponsored human sacrifices in rural Cambodia in the 1870s. Other essays deal with aspects of the colonial period and the revolutionary era (1975-1979). This collection closes with two...

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  • The Khmers
    The Khmers (English, Hardback) Ian Mabbett, David P. Chandler

    This is a history of the Khmers, the people who for thousands of years inhabited the wooded interior of Cambodia. One hundred and fifty years ago the representatives of imperial France were astonished to find half-buried within the jungle the still magnificent ruins of vast temples.

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  • The Tragedy of Cambodian History
    The Tragedy of Cambodian History (English, Paperback) David P. Chandler

    An account of Cambodian history from World War II up to 1979, focusing on the civil war period and the revolutionary excesses of the Pol Pot regime. Chandler considers why the revolution happened and how it related to Cambodia's earlier history and to other events in Southeast Asia.

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  • Imperial Intoxication (English, Hardback) Gerard Sasges

    Provides a unique window on Indochina between 1860 and 1939. This study illuminates the contradictory mix of modern and archaic, power and impotence, civil bureaucracy and military occupation that characterized colonial rule. It links these long-ago stories to global processes that continue to play out today.

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  • The Khmers
    The Khmers (English, Paperback) Ian Mabbett, David P. Chandler

    A history of the Khmers, the people who for thousands of years inhabited the wooded interior of Cambodia. The book describes the daily life of kings, priests and farmers, and the work of the craftsmen who created in stone and bronze the imperial and religious centres of power.

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  • The Tragedy of Cambodian History (English, Hardback) David P. Chandler

    An account of the political history of Cambodia between 1945 and 1979, a period of unrest and misery culminating in the devastating revolutionary excesses of the Pol Pot regime. Chandler considers the reasons for the revolution and how it was related to other events in Southeast Asia.

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  • Saving Buddhism (English, Paperback) Alicia Turner

    Explores the dissonance between the goals of the colonial state and the Buddhist worldview that animated Burmese Buddhism at the turn of the twentieth century. Saving Buddhism contributes to ongoing studies of colonialism, nation, and identity in Southeast Asian studies by working to denaturalize nationalist histories.

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