Book review of Chinese traveler Zhou Daguan’s critical 13th century account of the ancient Khmer capital of Angkor: “A Record of Cambodia.”
Khmer families discovered living in southern China may be related to ancient elephant drivers traveling from Angkor to Xishuangbanna, a millennium ago.
Historian Milton Osborne’s book review of “Record of Cambodia,” the most important text on ancient Angkor by 13th c. Chinese traveler Zhou Daguan. Translated by Peter Harris.
“A Record of Cambodia-Its Land and Its People” by Peter Harris offers a new translation of the 1295 AD Angkor visit of Zhou Daguan, This detailed Cambodia Daily book review examines the new edition.
“Few texts have aroused more controversy than the book of Marco Polo,” notes editor Peter Harris with good reason. The Travels of Marco Polo-Peter Harris edition book review
This book is essential reading if you’re heading to Cambodia as a tourist on your first visit…or if you’re a scholar immersed in Southeast Asian studies. Book Review of A Record of Cambodia by Zhou Daguan