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Cambodia and the West, 1500-2000
Published by Palgrave Macmillan
This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of established and emerging scholars from the disciplines of history, political science and communication studies, to provide a historical reappraisal of Cambodia's relationships with the West.
This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of established and emerging scholars from the disciplines of history, political science and communication studies, to provide a historical reappraisal of Cambodia's relationships with the West. Contributors to the volume examine moments of historical import in Cambodia's history, from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. These include Cambodia's first contacts with European mercantilism; the establishment of formal French colonialism and commercialism; British peace enforcement and diplomacy after the Second World War; independence, modernisation and the onset of the Cold War and the United Nations peace process; and the Khmer Rouge genocide tribunal of more recent times. The result is a unique and significant new analysis of some of Cambodia's most controversial interactions with the West, demonstrating how far the West has shaped the development of Cambodia in the contemporary epoch.
1. Introduction; T.O. Smith.- 2. The Coming of the West: European Cambodian Marketplace Connectivity, 1500-1800; Kenneth R. Hall.- 3. Cambodia in the Nineteenth Century: Out of the Siamese Frying Pan and into the French Fire?; John Tully.- 4. Cambodia in French Indochina, 1900-1945; Trude Jacobsen.- 5. A British Interlude: Allied Peace Enforcement, 1945-1947; T.O. Smith.- 6. Independence to Disaster, 1945-1975; Trude Jacobsen.- 7. Cambodia and the United States, 1960-1990; Kenton Clymer.- 8. Cambodia and the United Nations, 1980-2000 (and beyond); Fergal Quinn & Kevin Doyle.- Index.
T.O. Smith is Professor of History at Huntington University, USA. He is the author of Britain and the Origins of the Vietnam War: UK Policy in Indo-China, 1943-50 (Palgrave, 2007), Churchill, America and Vietnam, 1941-45 (Palgrave, 2011), and Vietnam and the Unravelling of Empire: General Gracey in Asia 1941-1951 (Palgrave, 2014).
Reviewer: Niels Mulder
Reviewer: Paul Doolan
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