Born in Salles en Gironde, France on Mar. 19, 1886, Jean Despujols is best known to Southeast Asian scholars for his stunning art depicting French Indochina during his two-year mission throughout the region from 1936-1938. His paintings of Angkor and Cambodian dancers are among the most beautiful ever created. This article by his grandson, Godefroy Hofer, describe the competition that established his reputation as a world-class artist and celebrate a magnificent anniversary: Jean Despujols’ centennial of winning the Grand Prix de Rome on July 18, 1914.
Cambodian imagination knows no bounds! This new collection of Cambodian folktales in English and French takes readers through imaginative twists and turns to meet simple villagers living deep in the jungle, kings and princesses in fabulous palaces, angels and gods of the Hindu heavens…you’ll even confront (and outwit) fierce pirates hiding in island lairs! Originally collected by French writer G. H. Monod in the early 20th century, Cambodian scholar Solang Uk adds new perspectives and cultural information to this new edition to make these timeless tales even more entertaining. The rare cover painting of Cambodian village life was done by artist George Groslier in 1912.
This rare 1923 publication of French artist André Joyeux’s colorful paintings of Indochina is now available as a modern, full-color hardcover edition.
Picture Postcards of Cambodia – A masterpiece, conveying the adventure, diversity, exoticism and excitement of early 20th century SE Asia.
Roland Meyer arrived in French Indochina in 1907 to write his historical epic, Saramani Khmer Dancer, about a Cambodian romance.
“To Cambodia With Love-A Travel Guide for the Connoisseur” features Cambodia tips and insights from savvy expatriates, seasoned travelers and inspired locals.
Imagine… A wealthy Western nation decides to “protect” a poor Asian country whose capital is 10,000 kilometers away from its own. Book Review of Colonial Cambodia’s Bad Frenchmen by Gregor Muller