Zhou, Daguan, fl. 1297. The customs of Cambodia

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Title: The customs of Cambodia

Published By: Bankok: The Siam Society, 1987. 87 p.: ill.

By line: Chou Ta-kuan (Zhou Daguan) ; translated into English by J. Gilman d'Acry Paul from the French version by Paul Pelliot of Chou's Chinese original

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Cambodians (AM04)

Subjects: Historical reconstruction (174); History (175); Visual arts (5311); External relations (648); Form and rules of government (642); Religious and educational structures (346); Sacred objects and places (778); Architecture (341); Cities (633); Streets and traffic (363); Settlement patterns (361); Status, role, and prestige (554); Accumulation of wealth (556); Normal garb (291); (292177);

Abstract: This document describes the Angkor Wat, a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the early 12th century as imperial temple and capital city. The document contains beautiful photographs of the temple city and many divine images.

Document Number: 179

Document ID: am04-179

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Previously Published as: Notes on the customs of Cambodia. Bangkok : Social Science Association Press, 1967. "...the Social Science Association Press of Bangkok produced an English translation of the NOTES ON THE CUSTOMS OF CAMBODIA by Zhou Daguan (Chou Ta-Kuan). This was made possible by a grant from Mr Alexander B. Griswold of the Breezewood Foundation, a friend of whom, Mr J. Gilman d'Arcy Paul, did the translation from the French of Paul Pelliot. Pelliot's text, which appeared in the Bulletin de l'Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient in 1902, was itself a translation from the Chinese of Chou Ta-Kaun, who produced, as Peliot pointed out in his own preface, some time in the years before 1312 and after his return from a year's stay in Cambodia from 1296 to 1297, the only account of Angor at the height of its splendor. ".

Field Date: 1296-1297

Evaluation: Court Chronicler-5

Analyst: Teferi Abate Adem; 2012

Coverage Date: 1113-1647

Coverage Place: Angkor temple city, Cambodia

LCSH: Cambodia--Civilization


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