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

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The customs of Cambodia

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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication 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.: Human Relations Area Files, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Cambodians (AM04)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF 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: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 179

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. am04-179

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in 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: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1296-1297

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Court Chronicler-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2012

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1113-1647

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Angkor temple city, Cambodia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Cambodia--Civilization


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