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English language, Cambodia-related titles are available through book sellers in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville - new, used and bootlegged. Monument Books is the largest distributor of new English language books in Cambodia, offering an excellent selection of Cambodia-related titles including all the most recent releases. Monument has braches in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. D's Books and Bohr’s Books both offer good selections of used and bootleg versions of the most popular Cambodia and SEA titles. D's Books has branches in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Bohr's has a couple of branches in Phnom Penh. Photocopy books and guides are also available at the traditional markets and roving book sellers that walk the tourist areas such as the riverfront in Phnom Penh and Pub Street in Siem Reap.

Angkor Temple Guides Pre-Colonial Cambodian History Colonial/Post Colonial History/Politics Khmer Rouge Survivors Stories
Cambodian Culture, Art and Religion Travel Guides and Travelogues Business/Reference The Commercial Sex Trade
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Angkor Temple Guides

Angkor Thom: A Short Historical Guide (Cambodia: Apsara Authority, 2001)

Aymonier, Etienne. Khmer Heritage in the Old Siamese Provinces of Cambodia (Bangkok Thailand: White Lotus, 1999 reprint, orig. 1901)Turn of the century report/guide. Locations and temple descriptions of familiar and remote temples in Cambodia. Aymonier books are primarily of historical interest. Though for those interested in searching for and exploring some of Cambodia's more remote and obscure temples, Aymonier works can be a rich source of information.


Aymonier, Etienne. Khmer Heritage in Thailand (Thailand: White Lotus, 1999 reprint, orig. 1901) Turn of the century report/guide. Locations and temple descriptions of familiar and remote temples in Cambodia. Aymonier books are primarily of historical interest.

Booth, Andrew The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples (Thailand: 2014, Amarin Printing and Publishing) Unique guidebook to the temple of Angkor Archaeological Park, employing photo overlays to show how the temples may have appeared when they were new and active.

 

Freeman, Michael and Jacques, Claude. Ancient Angkor (Thailand: River Books, 1999) Popular, beautifully photographed guidebook to the Angkorian temple in the Angkor Archaeological Park and some of the outlying temples.

Freeman, Michael. Phimai (Thailand: River Books Guides, 1997) Guide to the Angkorian-era ruin of Pimai in Thailand.

Freeman, Michael. Prasat Phnom Rung & Muang Tam (Thailand: River Books Guides, 1998) Guide to the Angkorian-era ruin of Prasat Phnom Rung & Muang Tam in Thailand.

A Guide to the Angkor Monuments  Concise, brief pamphlet. One paragraph on each temple and a map. Very useful. A bit difficult to find. They used to have copies available at the entrance of Preah Khan but that seems to be no more. May be available in the Old Market or from some guesthouses. Dept. of Angkor Conservation.

Laur, Jean. Angkor: An Illustrated Guide to the Monuments (Italy: Flammarion, 2002) A guide to the temples of the Angkor Archaeological Park.

Maisonneuve, J. Angkor (Paris: Librairie de Amerique et d'Orient, 1993)

Ortner, Jon and Mabbett, Ian. Angkor: Celestial Temples of the Khmer Empire (New York: Abbeyville Press, 2006)

Parmentier, Henri. Henri Parmentier's Guide to Angkor. Turn of the century classic by one of the fathers of Angkorian archaeology. Now dated, it is less interesting as a guide than for Parmentier’s loving descriptions. Parmentier bring a sense of time and color to the temples that the other guides lose in their barren accuracy.

Rooney, Dawn F. Angkor: An Introduction to the Temples (Odyssey Publications, Hong Kong, 2006) Popular, complete, accurate. Highly recommended. The most complete English-language guidebook to the temples. The highly anticipated 5th edition was just released in October 2006. The 5th edition contains several additional temple ruins including Preah Vihear, Koh Ker, Banteay Chhmar, Sambor Prei Kuk and more as well as new temple and area maps, photos and illustrations. The best guide to the temple has just gotten better.


Rovenda, Vittorio. Preah Vihear (Bangkok: River Books Guides 2000)
Guide to the Angkorian-era ruin of Preah Vihear in Thailand.



Pre-Colonial Cambodian History (including Angkor temple guides listed in previous section)

Angkor Thom: A Short Historical Guide (Cambodia: Apsara Authority, 2001)

Aymonier, Etienne. Khmer Heritage in the Old Siamese Provinces of Cambodia (Bangkok Thailand: White Lotus, 1999)

Aymonier, Etienne. Khmer Heritage in Thailand (Thailand: White Lotus, 1999)

Bhandari, C.M. Saving Angkor (White Orchid, 1995)

Briggs, Lawrence Palmer. The Ancient Khmer Empire (Thailand: White Lotus, 1999)


Chakravarti, Adhir. Royal Succession in Ancient Cambodia, The Asiatic Monograph Series vol. XXVI. (Calcutta: The Asiatic Society, 1982)

Coedes, George. Angkor: An Introduction (London: Oxford University Press, 1969)

Coedes, George. The Indianized States of Southeast Asia (USA: University Press of Hawaii1968)

Eleanor Mannikka. Angkor Wat: Time, Space, Kingship (University of Hawaii, USA, 2000) Highly detailed architectural/artistic description, and theory of the mathematics of Angkor Wat. 

Freeman, Michael and Jacques, Claude. Ancient Angkor (Thailand: River Books, 1999)

Freeman, Michael. Phimai (Thailand: River Books Guides, 1997)

Freeman, Michael. Prasat Phnom Rung & Muang Tam (Thailand: River Books Guides, 1998)

Laur, Jean. Angkor: An Illustrated Guide to the Monuments (Italy: Flammarion, 2002)

Mabbett, Ian and Chandler, David. The Khmers.  (Thailand: Silkworm Books, 1995)

Maisonneuve, J. Angkor (Paris: Librairie de Amerique et d'Orient, 1993)

Ortner, Jon and Mabbett, Ian. Angkor: Celestial Temples of the Khmer Empire (New York: Abbeyville Press, 2006)

Parmentier, Henri. Henri Parmentier's Guide to Angkor

Rooney, Dawn F. Angkor: An Introduction to the Temples (Odyssey Publications, Hong Kong, 1999) Popular, complete, accurate. Highly recommended.

Rovenda, Vittorio. Preah Vihear (Bangkok: River Books Guides 2000)

Standen, Mark. Passage through Angkor. One of the best coffee table photo books of the temples of Angkor.

Vittorio Roveda. Images of the Gods: Khmer Mythology in Cambodia, Laos & Thailand (Bangkok: River Books, 2005)

Vittorio Roveda. Khmer Mythology (Bangkok: River Books, 2000)


Zefferys, Marlene L., Zefferys, Nicholas S. and Stone, Jeffery. Heaven and Empire: Khmer Bronzes from the 9th to the 15th Centuries (Bangkok: White Lotus, 2001)

Zéphir, Thierry. Khmer: Lost Empire of Cambodia (London: Thames and Hudson, 1998
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Colonial and Post-Colonial History and Politics: Sangkum, Khmer Rouge, Vietnam-war -era, Occupation, UNTAC, Elections...

Bekaert, Jacques. Kampuchea Diary 1983-1986: Selected Articles by Jacques Bekaert. (Thailand: DD Books, 1987)

Chandler, David. A History of Cambodia. (Bangkok Thailand: White Lotus, 1994)
Complete, easy-to-read account of Cambodian history from the dawn of Funan to the elections of 1993. Not useful as a guide to the temples but an excellent way to put the Angkorian period into a larger historical perspective.

Chandler, David. Facing the Cambodian Past. (Thailand: White Lotus, 1996)

Chandler, David. Voices from S-21 (Singapore: Silkworm Books, 2000) A new and systematic examination of the S-21 (Toul Sleng) prison. Thorough and chilling.

Chang Pao-Min. Kampuchea Between China and Vietnam. (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1985)

Etcheson, Craig. The Rise and Demise of Democratic Kampuchea. (Boulder Colorado: Westview Press, 1984) 

Fawthorp, Tom and Jarvis, Helen. Getting Away with Genocide? Elusive Justice and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. (London and Ann Arbor: Pluto Press, 2004)

Gottesman, Evan. Cambodia After the Khmer Rouge: Insider the Politics of Nation Building. (London: Yale University Press, 2002)

Hall, D. G. E. A History of South-East Asia (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1981, 4th ed.)

Heder, Stephan and Tittemore, Brian D. Seven Candidates for Prosecution: Accountability for the Crimes of the Khmer Rouge (Phnom Penh Cambodia: DC CAM, 2004)

Jenner, Raoul M. Cambodian Chronicles 1989-1996 Volume 1 Bungling the Peace 1989-1991. (Thailand: White Lotus, 1998)

Kiernan, Ben. How Pol Pot Came to Power (Great Britain: Thetford Press, 1986)

Kiernan, Ben. The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79 (London: Yale University Press, 1996) 

Khieu Samphan. Cambodia's Recent History and the Reason Behind the Decisions I Made (Cambodia: self-published, 2004)

Kobelev, Evgueni and Solntsev, Nikolai. Le Kampuchea: Qui Renait de Ses Cendres. (Moskow: Moscou Planeta, 1988)

Kubes, Antonin. Kampuchea: Four Regimes (Prague: Orbis Press Agency, 1982)

Kubes, Antonin. Kampuchea (Prague: Agence de Press Orbis, 1982)

Locard, Henri. Pol Pot's Little Red Book: The Saying of Angkar. (Thailand: Silkworm Books, 2004)

Mehta, Harish and Mehta, Julie B. Hun Sen: Strongman of Cambodia. (Singapore: Graham Brash, 1999) Uncritical but unique biography of Cambodia’s Prime Minister.

Mehta, Harish. Warrior Prince: Norodom Ranariddh, Son of the King of Cambodia. (Singapore: Graham Brash, 2001) 

Morris, Stephan J. Why Vietnam Invaded Cambodia: Political Cultures and the Causes of War (California: Stanford University Press, 1999)

Nayan Chanda. Brother Enemy: The War after Vietnam, A History of Indochina since the Fall of Saigon. (New York: Collier Books, Macmillan Publishing, 1986)

Osborne, Milton E. The French Presence in Cochinchina and Cambodia. (Thailand: White Lotus, 1997)

Osborne, Milton E. The Mekong. (Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2000, 8th ed.)

Osborne, Milton E. Politics and Power in Cambodia. (Australia: Longman, 2000)

Osborne, Milton E. Sihanouk: Prince of Light Prince of Darkness. (Thailand: Sikworm Books, 1994)

Osborne, Milton E. Southeast Asia: An Introductory History. (Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2000)

Philpotts, Robert. A Port for Independence: The Origins of Sihanoukville (London: Blackwater Books, 2006)

Ponchaud, François. Cambodia Year Zero. Watershed 1976 account of the horrors of the Khmer Rouge.

Ponchaud, François. The Cathedral of the Rice Paddy: 450 Years of History of the Church in Cambodia (Paris: Le Sarment Fayard, 1990)

Reid, Anthony. Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce 1450-1680, Volume One: The Lands below the Winds (Chiang Mai Thailand: Silkworm Books, 1988)

Reid, Anthony. Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce 1450-1680, Volume Two: Expansion and Crisis (Chiang Mai Thailand: Silkworm Books, 1993)

Reid, Anthony. Charting the Shape of Early Modern Southeast Asia (Thailand: Silkworm Books, 1999)

Roberts, David W. Political Transition in Cambodia 1991-1999: Power, Elitism and Democracy (Surry: Curzon Press, 2001)

SarDesai, D. R. Southeast Asia Past & Present (Chiang Mai Thailand: Silkworm Books, 1997)

Sorpong Peou. Intervention and Change in Cambodia: Towards Democracy?. (Chiang Mai Thailand: Silkworm Books, 2000) Academic account of foreign intervention in Cambodia in the 1990s. Informative read.

Shawcross, William. Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia. (London: The Hogarth Prewss, 1994)

Short, Philip. Pol Pot: History of a Nightmare. (London: John Murray, 2004)

Tauch Chhuong. Battambang During the Time of Lord Governor. (Phnom Penh: Cedorek, 1994)

Thion, Serge. Watching Cambodia. (Bangkok Thailand: White Lotus, 1993)

Vickery, Michael. Cambodia 1975-1982. (Bangkok: White Lotus, 2001, 2nd ed.) Authoritative, landmark report by one of the leading scholars of Cambodian history.

Vann Nath. A Cambodian Prison Portrait. A first hand account of the infamous S-21 torture facility by one of the prisons only survivors
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KR Survivors' Stories

Bizot, Francois. The Gate (London: Harvill Press, 2003)


Crew, Linda. Children of the River. (New York: Laural-Leaf, 1989)

Luong Ung. First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. (Australia: Harper-Collins, 2000
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Culture, Religion, Arts

Cambodian Folk Stories from the Gatiloke. Retold by Muriel P. Carrison from a translation by The Venerable Kong Chhean (Japan: Charles E. Tuttle, 1993) Traditional Cambodian legends and folkloric tales.

Cultures of Independence: An Introduction to Cambodian Arts and Culture in the 1950s and 1960s (Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Reyum Publishing, 2001)

Grant-Ross, H. & Collins, Darryl L..
Building Cambodia:' New Khmer Architecture' 1953 - 1970 (Bangkok: The Key Publisher Co., 2006)

Green, Gillian. Traditional Textiles of Cambodia: Cultural Threads and Material Heritage. (Thailand: River Books, 2003)

Harris, Ian. Cambodian Buddhism History & Practice. (Thailand: Silkworm Books, 2005)

Heywood, Denise. Cambodian Dance: Celebration of the Gods The History of Cambodian Dance. (Bangkok: River Books, 2009)

Hughes, Caroline. Nature and Causes of Conflict Escalation in the 1998 National Election. (Cambodia: Cambodian Development Resource Institute, 2000)

Igout, Michel. Phnom Penh Then and Now (Thailand: White Lotus, 1993) Historic and recent photographs of classic buildings and places in Phnom Penh.

Jeldres, Julio. The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh and Cambodian Royal Life. (Bangkok: Post Books, 1999) Handsome, informed, beautifully photographed.

Jeldres, Julio and Chaijitvanit, Somkid. The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh and Cambodian Royal Life. (Cambodia: Monument Books, 2000) 

Khmer Salutation (Cambodia: Khmer Culture Association, 2002)

Mead, David. Cambodia: The Churning Photographs and verse, observations of today’s Cambodia.

Mehta, Julie B. Dance of Life: The Mythology, History and Politics of Cambodia (Singapore: Fraham bash, 2001)

Narom, Keo. Cambodian Music. (Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Reyum Publishing, 2005)

Oldham, Geoffrey P. and Delahunt, Brett. Cambodian Decorations of Honor. (New Zealand: Milymen Books, 2004)

Phim, Toni S. and Thompson, Ashley. Dance in Cambodia. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999)

Preah Chan Kaorup: A Cambodian Legend (Cambodia: Reyum Press, 2001)

Preah Ko and Preah Keo: A Cambodian Legend (Cambodia: Reyum Press, 2001)

The Reamker: Painted by Chet Chan (Cambodia: Reyum Press, 2002)

Thaitawat, Nusara. The Cuisine of Cambodia  Combination cookbook, coffee table photo book.

Through the Threads of Time: The James HW Thompson Foundation Symposium Papers. Edited by Jane Puranananda (Thailand: River Books, 2004)

Vann Molyvann. Modern Khmer Cities. (Cambodia: Reyum Press, 2003)

Zepp, Ray. A Field Guide to Cambodian Pagodas (Phnom Penh: Bert's Books, 1997) The basics of Cambodian Buddhism and stories from the wall paintings of Phnom Penh’s and Siem Reap’s pagodas. Ray Zepp gives a knowledgeable, insightful, easy to read account the pagoda paintings, art and history. A must for those interested in Cambodian culture and religion.

Zepp, Ray. A Field Guide to Siem Reap Pagodas (Cambodia: Khmer Buddhist Educational Project, 2000) The basics of Cambodian Buddhism and stories from the wall paintings of Siem Reap’s pagodas. Ray Zepp gives a knowledgeable, insightful, easy to read account the pagoda paintings, art and history. A must for those interested in Cambodian culture and religion.


Zhou Daguan (Chuo Ta-Kuan). The Customs of Cambodia  Translated from French to English by Paul Pelliot. Original translation by J. Gillman d'Arey Paul. (Bangkok: The Siam Society, 1993) A short but fascinating eye-witness account of royal and ordinary life in 12th century Angkor. The ordinary life bas-reliefs on the south side of Bayon take on a new life after reading Zhou Daguan's observations of the time.
 


Travel, Travelogues, Historical Travelogues and Guidebooks (excluding Temple Guides)

de Carné, Louis. Travels on the Mekong. (Thailand: White Lotus, 2000 reprint, orig. 1868)

de San Antonio, Gabriel Quiroga. A Brief and Truthful Relation of Events in the Kingdom of Cambodia. (Thailand: White Lotus, 1998 reprint, orig. 1604)

Cramer, Kenneth. The Cambodia Visitors Guide: 1994 (Cambodia: Canby Publications, 2004)

Eckardt, James. The Year of Living Stupidly. (Bangkok Thailand,: Asia Books, 2001) Keenly told expat tales from Cambodia’s 1998 election period.

Gilboa, Amit. Off the Rails in Phnom Penh  An ‘anthropological’ report from Cambodia’s seamy underbelly of the mid 90's. If nothing else, it’s popular.

Guide to Living in Phnom Penh, The Women's International Group

Loti, Pierre. A Pilgrimage to Angkor (Thailand: Silkworm Books, 1996 reprint, orig. 1902)

Livingston, Carol. Gecko Tails: A Journey through Cambodia  Nicely related travel stories and Cambodian experiences from the early 1990s.

Matt Jacobson. Adventure Cambodia (Thailand: Silkworm Books, 2004) Detailed, up to date, very well received travel guide to provincial Cambodia. 2nd edition just released.

Mouhot, Henri. Travels in Siam, Cambodia, Laos and Annam. (Thailand: White Lotus, 2000 reprint, orig. 1864)

Philpotts, Robert. The Coast of Cambodia (London: Blackwater Books, 2000) Detailed guidebook to the coastal towns, roads and travel routes from Koh Kong to the Vietnamese border.

Ray, Nick. Lonely Planet Cambodia, 5th edition (Australia: Lonely Planet, 2005)

Rooney, Dawn F. Angkor Observed (Bangkok: Orchid Guides, 2001)

Zepp, Ray. Around Battambang (Cambodia: self-published, 2001)

Zepp, Ray. The Cambodia Less Travelled (Phnom Penh Cambodia: Bert's Books, 1996) Dated guide, insightful travelogue to provincial Cambodia.

Zepp, Ray. The Cambodia Less Travelled: Northeast Supplement (Phnom Penh Cambodia: Bert's Books, 1996)


Zepp, Ray. The Cambodia Less Travelled: Southern Supplement (Phnom Penh Cambodia: Bert's Books, 1996)

Zepp, Ray. The Cambodia Less Travelled: Northwestern Supplement (Phnom Penh Cambodia: Bert's Books, 1996)
 


Business and Reference

Guide to Cambodia Criminal Law (Phnom Penh: Funan, 2005)


Who's Who in Cambodia 2006-2007 (MBN International, Phnom Penh Cambodia, 2006)
 


The Commercial Sex Trade, Sex Slavery

A Modern Form of Slavery: Trafficking of Burmese Women and Girls into Brothels in Thailand. (USA: Human Right Watch, 1993) 

Brown, Louise. Sex Slaves: The Trafficking of Women in Southeast Asia. (London: Virago Press, 2003)

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children in Cambodia: Personal Narratives, A Psychological Perspective. (USA: Physicians for Human Rights report, 1997)

de Cort, Gerry. Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Southeast Asia: A Regional Overview, December 2001. (Thailand: UNICEF report, 2002)

Derks, A. Trafficking of Vietnamese Women and Children to Cambodia. (Cambodia: International Organization for Migration - IOM, report, 1998)

Dunn, Jacqui. Demographic, Working Practices & AIDS Awareness of Commercial Sex Workers in Toul Kork Dike Area, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Cambodia: Toul Kork Dike Clinic, 1995)

Gray, L., Gourley, S., Paul, D. Regaining Honor: Cambodian Children's Experiences in Prostitution and After. (Cambodia: World Vision International report, 1997)

Greenwood, Zoe. When the Stars are Up: Life and Work of Sex Workers in Koh Kong. (Cambodia: CARE International report, 2000)

Laws and Trafficking in Person in Cambodia. Sok Sam Oeun. (Cambodia: Sok Sam Oeun)

The Legal Rights of Cambodian Children: International and Cambodian Laws, Regulations and Guidelines Relating to Children (Cambodia: Legal Aid of Cambodia, 1998)


Seabrook, Jeremy. Travels in the Skin Trade. (London/USA: Pluto Press, 2001)
 


Other

Cambodge Sangkum Reastr Niyum: Industrie 1955-1969

Cambodge Sangkum Reastr Niyum: Agriculture 1955-1969

Cambodge Sangkum Reastr Niyum: Urbanisme & Tourisme 1955-1969

Kampong Som: Future Seaport of Cambodia - An extract from the Economic Section of "The Bulletin of the Ministry of Planning" No. 2. (Cambodia: Ministry of Planning, 1958)

Kampuchea Today (Phnom Penh: Ministry of Information, 1988)

Richner, Dr. Beat. The Passive Genocide of Cambodia's Children: An Appeal for Change in the World Health Organization's (WHO) and other organizations' policy and strategy poor medicine for poor people (Cambodia: self published, 1998)


Seanglim Bit. The Warrior Heritage: A Psychological Perspective of Cambodia Trauma (California: self-published, 1991)

 


National Geographic magazine articles

Long, G. W. and Roberts, J. B. "Indochina Faces the Dragon," in The National Geographic Magazine, Vol. CII, No. 3, September 1952, page 288.

Garrett, W. E. "Thailand: Refuge from Terror," in National Geographic, Vol. 157, No. 5, May 1980, page 633.

Garrett, W. E. "The Temples of Angkor: Will They Survive?," in National Geographic, Vol. 161, No. 5, May 1982, page 548.

Garrett, W. E. and White, P. T. "The Temples of Angkor: Ancient Glory in Stone," in National Geographic, Vol. 161, No. 5, May 1982, page 548.

Moore, R. W. and Fievet, M. "Angkor, Jewel of the Jungle," in National Geographic, Vol. 117, No. 4, April 1960, page 517.

Solheim, Wm. G. "Southeast Asia 2: New Light on a Forgotten Past," in National Geographic, Vol. 139, No. 3, March 1971, page 330.

White, P. T. "Behind the Headlines in Vietnam," in National Geographic, Vol. 133, No. 2, February 1967, page 149.

White, P. T. "Southeast Asia 1: A Mosaic of Cultures," in National Geographic, Vol. 139, No. 3, March 1971, page 295.

White, P. T. and Harvey P.A. "Kampuchea Wakens from a Nightmare," in National Geographic, Vol. 161, No. 5, May 1982, page 548.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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