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This clear and concise volume provides a timely overview of Cambodia, a small but increasingly visible Southeast Asian nation. Hailed by the Journal of Asian Studies as an original contribution, superior to any other existing work,” the first edition ended in 1953 with Cambodia's independence from France; the second carries the narrative forward to the present. In the new material, Chandler focuses especially on the unstable but influential career of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, the bloody reign of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge, and the relative calm that followed the Vietnamese invasion of 1979. This comprehensive general description and analysis of Cambodia will illuminate for specialists and general readers alike the history and contemporary politics of a country long misunderstood.
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David Chandler, an emeritus professor of history at Monash University in Australia, is currently an adjunct Professor of Asian Studies at Georgetown University.
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Book Description Routledge, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0813328624
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0813328624
Book Description Westview Press, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd Update. Seller Inventory # DADAX0813328624