In Search of
There's abundant information about Cambodia on the Web. An excellent place to start is the homepage of the Cambodian Information Center ( http://www.cambodia.org/), which can take forever to load but has a great collection of links. You can link to a list of books on Cambodia, for example, and a roster of Cambodian clubs and organizations, scholarly papers, Khmer art, information on Ankgor Wat, classes in the Khmer language, and the homepages of Cambodians and Cambodia scholars.
One of the better sites is "Beauty and Darkness: The Odyssey of the Khmer People" ( http://members.aol.com/cambodia/index.htm). It includes many links to information about modern Cambodian history, especially the history of the last few decades.
For information on the Khmer Rouge genocide, start at the Cambodian Auto-Genocide Page ( http://www.cybercambodia.com/dachs/index.html). One link takes you to a ghastly map of the country composed of human skulls, but this is a ghastly business. A group of Cambodians has begun assembling the Digital Archive of Cambodian Holocaust Survivors ( http://www.cybercambodia.com/dachs/about-us.html), to preserve the memory of those who were lost. More information on the genocide may be found at the Yale University Cambodian Genocide Project ( http://www.yale.edu/cgp/), dedicated to collecting historical data on Khmer holocaust.
Two publications that publish Nate Thayer's work may be found online. The Phnom Penh Post ( http://www.vais.net/~tapang/ppp/) hasn't updated its site in a while. More current is the Far Eastern Economic Review ( http://www.dc.enews.com/magazines/feer/index.html).
The Cambodian embassy maintains a Web site ( http://www.embassy.org/cambodia/) with links to official information on the country's constitution, government, economy, and tourism. There's an embassy newsletter and information on obtaining a visa. We couldn't resist clicking on the "New Opportunities" button, which brought to our screen the following message: "This site is no longer available." No further comment seems necessary.
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