Cambodia’s Second Kingdom: by Astrid Noren-Nilsson

Cambodia’s Second Kingdom, a new book by Swedish political scientist, tells the political tale of the Cambodian nation, its’ imagination, and democracy. In a review, Kheang Un at Northern Illinois University says “Using a multidisciplinary approach and diverse sources, including elite interviews, Cambodia’s Second Kingdom provides a novel analysis of nationalist imaginings of Cambodia by different political parties in the context of post–international democratic intervention electoral competition.” The …

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The Village Report: 'Breakfast in Cambodia'

Open invite garden party & light board games Where: The Terrace Street 95, Phnom Penh When: 1 September at 18:00–20:00 Free. Ages 0+. Open invitation. All welcome. Program 6.00 Introductions 6:30 Games 7.00 Reading 7.30 Conversations KISMUTH BOOKS will release a new title, *Breakfast in Cambodia*, on September 1. It’s by author Dipika Kohli (TEDx, NPR). *Breakfast in Cambodia* is the first in book in a new series, …

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Ghosts in the Forest: new book by Corinne Purtill

Foreign correspondent Corinne Purtill has released a new book on a haunting tale of isolation, loyalty, murder, and the appalling choices the quest for survival forces people to make. Corinne Purtill is a journalist who has reported around the world for publications including Quartz, GlobalPost, CNN, Salon and the Cambodia Daily. She lives in California with her family. Ghosts in the Forest is available in Kindle edition for …

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Email from our reader: Traveling the Cambodian Genocide

Hi, I recently published the ebook, Traveling the Cambodian Genocide, which is a collection of essays and photographs that takes readers to the unexplored sites that the Khmer Rouge had once used to commit acts of genocide. The book, however, is really a story of the people–the survivors and the next generation–showing how the atrocities of the ’70s can and still effect them today. It also examines the …

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New book: Phnom Penh Sights Beyond the Guidebooks

Updated: Sightseeing for locals: the city’s secrets revealed King Norodom’s Head: Phnom Penh Sights Beyond the Guidebooks Author: Boswell, Steven W.; King Norodom’s Head deals with sights in and about Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city that are rarely – if at all – dealt with in guidebooks and other works about the city. This is not, therefore, a guidebook with walking tours of the town. The reader will …

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A Woman of Angkor by John Burgess

The Daily’s Michelle Vachon has it: Intrigue and Mystery in Angkor. This book, which is Mr. Burgess’ first novel, took him 10 years to write as he was still a full-time journalist when he embarked on the project. “I wrote this book hoping that it would bring to life some of the people who built the place (and also be an entertaining read) and perhaps give the Angkor …

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Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism by Elizabeth Becker

Publication Date: April 16, 2013 Tourism, fast becoming the largest global business, employs one out of twelve persons and produces $6.5 trillion of the world’s economy. In a groundbreaking book, Elizabeth Becker uncovers how what was once a hobby has become a colossal enterprise with profound impact on countries, the environment, and cultural heritage. This invisible industry exploded at the end of the Cold War. In 2012 the …

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We Didn't Start the Fire: My Struggle for Democracy in Cambodia

The autobiography of Sam Rainsy, the leader of the Cambodian opposition, is now available for order from Amazon. It will also be possible to order it from University of Washington Press web site late next week. The autobiography of Sam Rainsy, the leader of the Cambodian opposition, is now available for pre-order from Amazon. It will also be possible to order it from University of Washington Press web …

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Memoirs of an Orphan Child

The Last One: An Orphaned Child Fights to Survive the Killing Fields of Cambodia [Kindle Edition] by Marin R. Yann Publication Date: March 12, 2013 Memoirs of an Orphan Child “A child ‘s unvarnished truth…stunning…heartbreaking…wrenching.” The more I try to forget, the more the memories haunt me. Imagine that you are six years old. You have lost your father, mother, and siblings within the last year because of …

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Chrisma and Leadership: book

“Chrisma and Leadership,” King Sihanouk’s autobiographical book written in collaboration with Bernard Krisher, describes the world leaders he has known and admired. The book in now available at Monument Books, Peace Book Center, International Book Center in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap; and at the reception desk of The Cambodia Daily. A Khmer translation is in progress and will be available soon.

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National Library of Cambodia's archived Khmer books now online

A huge collection of books in the Khmer language has been made accessible online thanks to the Digital Library for International Research. About 50 publications, from educational periodicals to Khmer School Books to novels, are dated back to 1863. Totally there are about 11,960 pages in electronic version for free download; also in PDF edition. This collection of books in the Khmer language represents a selection of books …

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