Cambodge: The Cultivation of a Nation, 1860-1945

Sampul Depan
University of Hawaii Press, 2007 - 349 halaman
This strikingly original study of Cambodian nationalism brings to life eight turbulent decades of cultural change and sheds new light on the colonial ancestry of Pol Pot's murderous dystopia. Penny Edwards recreates the intellectual milieux and cultural traffic linking Europe and empire, interweaving analysis of key movements and ideas in the French Protectorate of Cambodge with contemporary developments in the Metropole. From the naturalist Henri Mouhot's expedition to Angkor in 1860 to the nationalist Son Ngoc Thanh's short-lived premiership in 1945, this history of ideas tracks the talented Cambodian and French men and women who shaped the contours of the modern Khmer nation. Their visions and ambitions played out within a shifting landscape of Angkorean temples, Parisian museums, Khmer printing presses, world's fairs, Buddhist monasteries, and Cambodian youth hostels. This is cross-cultural history at its best.

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Originations
1
The Temple Complex Angkor and the Archaeology of Colonial Fantasy 18601906
19
Urban Legend Capitalizing on Angkor
40
Les fideles Cambodgiens and les Khmerophiles Scripting a Khmer Nation 18701935
64
Colonialism and Its Demerits Bringing Buddhism to Book 18631922
95
Violent Lives Disengaging Angkor 19071916
125
Copy Rites Angkor and the Art of Authenticity
144
Secularizing the Sangha 19001935
166
Holy Trinity Chuon Nath Huot Tath and Suzanne Karpeles
183
Traffic Setting Khmerism in Motion 19351945
210
Past Colonial?
242
Notes
257
Glossary
317
Bibliography
325
Index
341
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Penny Edwards is assistant professor of Southeast Asian studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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