Book

The customs of Cambodia

The Siam SocietyBankok • Published In 1987 • Pages:

By: Zhou, Daguan, fl. 1297, Pelliot, Paul, Paul, J. G. D’Arcy (John Gilman D’Arcy).

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.
Subjects
Historical reconstruction
History
Visual arts
External relations
Form and rules of government
Religious and educational structures
Sacred objects and places
Architecture
Cities
Streets and traffic
Settlement patterns
Status, role, and prestige
Accumulation of wealth
Normal garb
culture
Cambodians
HRAF PubDate
2012
Region
Asia
Sub Region
Southeast Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Court Chronicler
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Teferi Abate Adem; 2012
Coverage Date
1113-1647
Coverage Place
Angkor temple city, Cambodia
Notes
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
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. "
LCSH
Cambodia--Civilization