Zhou, Daguan, fl. 1297
Paul, J. G. D’Arcy (John
The customs of Cambodia
Bankok: The Siam Society, 1987. 87 p.: ill.
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
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Historical reconstruction (174);
Visual arts (5311);
External relations (648);
Form and rules of government (642);
Religious and educational structures (346);
Sacred objects and places (778);
Streets and traffic (363);
Settlement patterns (361);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Accumulation of wealth (556);
Normal garb (291);
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
Document ID: am04-179
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.
Teferi Abate Adem; 2012