By John Tully
During this concise and compelling historical past, Cambodia’s prior is defined in bright aspect, from the richness of the Angkorean empire in the course of the darkish a long time of the 18th and early-19th centuries, French colonialism, independence, the Vietnamese clash, the Pol Pot regime, and its present incarnation as a troubled democracy. With full of life writing and fervour for the subject, John Tully covers the complete sweep of Cambodian historical past, explaining why this land of contrasts continues to be an enticing enigma to the overseas neighborhood. Detailing the miserable checklist of battle, famine, and invasion that has threatened to smash Cambodia, this dialogue exhibits its survival to be a testomony to the resilience of the human spirit.
Read or Download A Short History of Cambodia: From Empire to Survival (A Short History of Asia series) PDF
Similar asia books
"The tough advisor to Vietnam" is the basic consultant with transparent maps and targeted assurance of 1 of Southeast Asia's most attractive locations. utilizing professional suggestion discover the simplest points of interest of Ho Chi Minh urban, roam the simplest Vietnamese markets, buying, temples, nationwide parks after which sluggish the speed down with a visit to the paddyfields of the purple River Delta.
North Korea is at the present time one of many final bastions of hard-line Communism. Its leaders have saved a good take hold of on their one-party regime, quashing any nascent competition routine and sending all suspected dissidents to its brutal focus camps for "re-education. " Kang Chol-hwan is the 1st survivor of 1 of those camps to flee and inform his tale to the realm, documenting the extraordinary stipulations in those gulags and offering a private perception into existence in North Korea.
The controversy on types of modernity is imperative to present social idea and examine, and this ebook explores the topic with regards to the tradition and society of Turkey. The booklet specializes in the Kemalist venture to create a contemporary Turkish geographical region, interpreting its old history, the function of techniques of ethnicity and country, and the configurations of nation, society and economic climate within the new Turkish republic.
This Elibron Classics e-book is a facsimile reprint of a 1911 version via Gyldendal; William Heinemann, Copenhagen; London.
- Information Retrieval Technology: 4th Asia Infomation Retrieval Symposium, AIRS 2008, Harbin, China, January 15-18, 2008 Revised Selected Papers
- Penthouse Of The Gods - A Pilgrimage Into The Heart Of Tibet And The Sacred City of Lhasa
- Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands
- Wok Cooking Made Easy: Delicious Meals in Minutes
- Indonesia (Lonely Planet Travel Guides)
- The Gendered Politics of the Korean Protestant Right: Hegemonic Masculinity
Extra info for A Short History of Cambodia: From Empire to Survival (A Short History of Asia series)
Ground down by the Mujahideen guerilla fighters financed by Saudia Arabia and the USA, the Soviet Union was forced to flee Afghanistan. Subsequently the Soviet Union was itself broken up though Russian remained a nominal ally of Vietnam. Until it gave up its Pacific Ocean naval base at Cam Ranh Bay in 2002, the Soviet presence was eradicated in both countries. Also in 1991 Cambodia effectively surrendered when the ruling Communist Party abolished itself and rang up the United Nations to ask for its help in setting up western style governmental institutions.
Within a generation the buffalo herds, on which the tribes of the Great Plains had fed, were exterminated and with it an ancient way of life. The structure of Indian life was destroyed; the ancient nomadic, hunter-gatherer societies could not survive the population onslaught from the east. New technologies including railways, farming and ranching with fences, property rights, the Colt repeater pistol and the Winchester rifle overwhelmed the indigenous populations of the west. The era was marked by notable atrocities.
In 1846, Polk provoked a war with Mexico when he sent troops to occupy disputed border areas. When a mission by Congressman John Slidell to purchase these territories failed, Polk used a border clash in Texas over the disputed Rio Grande, in which a small number of American troops were killed, as an excuse for the USA to mobilise for war. No doubt, Polk’s ardour for war to avenge the supposed slights on America’s Texan border would have been resolved if Mexico had not rejected an offer of US$ 5 million for its territories.