EBOOK DOWNLOAD [真臘風土記] AUTHOR Zhou Daguan


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  • 真臘風土記
  • Zhou Daguan
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  • 14 February 2019
  • 9789749511244

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Read & Download 真臘風土記 Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook K directly from Chinese to English to be published for the first time Earlier English versions depended on a French translation done over a century ago and lost much of the feeling of the original as a result This entirely new rendering which draws on a range of available versions of the Zhou text brings Zhou's many observations vividly and accurately back to life An introduction and extensive notes help explain the text and put it in the context of the time. For visitors to Angkor Wat this book is a must However it s than just a late afternoon read after touring Angkor Thom and environs It s an excellent translation of a valuable work with very helpful footnotes for academics and independent scholars The excellent footnotes and explanations and inclusion of Chinese characters makes it a valuable reference work for those of us studying Cambodian Vietnamese Champa and Chinese history Don t let its slim size and popularity with armchair and real visitors distract you from its value

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Read & Download 真臘風土記 Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Only one person has given us a first hand account of the civilization of Angkor This is the Chinese envoy Zhou Daguan who visited Angkor in 1296 97 and wrote A Record of Cambodia The Land and Its People after his return to China To this day Zhou's description of the royal palace sacred buildings women traders slaves hill people animals landscapes and everyday life remains a uniue portrait of thirteenth century Angkor at a time when its splendors were still i. Traveling to an archaeological site as grand as Angkor it s natural to wonder what the city must have been like in its heyday Angkor s population was estimated to be as much as 1 million people making it one of the world s biggest urban centers in its day One can get a feel for how vast and impressive Angkor was by way of the restorations its artwork and even the lay of its rubble fields However today s Angkor is in large part a testament to the power of Mother Nature to swallow once proud temples and palaces with strangler figs and to shatter stout walls with white silk cotton trees It s hard to fathom what it was like when it was occupied by kings and concubines slaves and shamans A Record of Cambodia offers a rare glimpse into life at Angkor at the tail end of the 13th century near the city s peak It was written by Zhou Daguan a Chinese diplomat sent by Yuan China Mongolian era as part of a delegation Zhou spent almost a year at Angkor during 1296 1297 His report was translated into French during the 19th century and all the English translations in existence had been based on the French not the original Chinese ie twice translated This 2007 edition however was translated directly from Classical Chinese by Peter Harris The thin volume weighs in at only about 150 pages but fewer than 40 pages are Zhou Daguan s report The other 110 pages include front matter graphics appendices and notes The Introduction at 30 pages is almost as long as Zhou s document However this should not be taken as criticism There s a lot of useful expansion upon and explication of the information in Zhou s report in both the Introduction and the end notes While it s written by the translator Peter Harris it s probably best to think of the Introduction as an Editor s Introduction rather than a Translator s Introduction the latter creating an impression of a discussion of the minutiae of ancient grammars There is a little of that in a separate Notes on the Translation Harris s introduction sets the background elaborates on certain mistakes that Zhou seems to have made and contrasts Zhou s report with the accounts of other famous travelers such as Marco Polo Ibn Buttata and Xuanzang Zhou s report is divided into 40 chapters though the word chapter seems fitting for some than others as many are no than a single short paragraph Each chapter is themed by some element of Khmeri life during the era They include coverage of how people dressed the nature of slavery at Angkor what the buildings looked like in their glory days sexual practices agriculture trade local flora and fauna and eating practicesWhile short Zhou s book gives us a great deal of information that we wouldn t have had otherwise I learned a number of intriguing facts such as that fireworks displays were a regular event runaway slaves had their faces tattooed blue and the only ones not all allowed in Angkor Thom were those who were missing a toes removal of digits was a punishment back in the day Zhou has a great curiosity with the sexuality of the Khmeris which was a great deal liberal than that of China Even the practice of toplessness among both men and women of all classes drew Zhou s attentionAs when one reads the accounts of European explorers and adventurers there s a certain bigotry and conceit that comes across in Zhou s writing though it doesn t come across as jarringly as in the works of say Francis Galton Zhou does report on matters where the Khmeris looked down on Chinese practices as uncivilized eg using human waste as fertilizer or using toilet paper not reserving their right hand for sanitary endeavors On some cultural differences Zhou comes across as mocking the Khmeri ways eg communal bathing practices and he goes as far as to refer to them as Barbarians If you ve been to or plan on going to Angkor I d highly recommend giving this thin volume a read It won t take much time and it ll allow you to see the ruins in a new light

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Read & Download 真臘風土記 Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook NtactVery little is known about Zhou Daguan He was born on or near the southeastern coast of China and was probably a young man when he traveled to Cambodia by boat After returning home he faded into obscurity though he seems to have lived on for several decades Much of the text of Zhou's book has been lost over the centuries but what remains gives us a lively sense of Zhou the man as well as of AngkorIn this edition Peter Harris translates Zhou Daguan's wor. A rather uniue book based on the records of a Chinese merchant from his trip to Angkor Empire in the 13th century At times it was difficult to follow the descriptions and visualize the details But overall it was an absolutely fantastic and fascinating experience A must read for any history lover before a visit to CambodiaAngkor


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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [真臘風土記] AUTHOR Zhou Daguan Traveling to an archaeological site as grand as Angkor it’s natural to wonder what the city must have been like in its heyday Angkor’s population was estimated to be as much as 1 million people making it one of the wo

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    Zhou Daguan ↠ 4 Free read characters ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Zhou Daguan Free read 真臘風土記 An interesting and odd book Don't skip Peter Harris's introduction and notes Zhou's account is interesting on a number of levels it is an eye

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [真臘風土記] AUTHOR Zhou Daguan characters ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Zhou Daguan This is the only substantial record of the Angkorian civilization that we have It was written in the 13th century by a Chinese traveller Zhou Daguan and has been translated directly into English for the first time This book is an invaluable accessory for any trip to Angkor Wat the descriptions provided give a life to the dead temples and ruins that they themselves can no longer projectUnfortunately even this re

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [真臘風土記] AUTHOR Zhou Daguan Zhou Daguan ↠ 4 Free read Free read 真臘風土記 For visitors to Angkor Wat this book is a must However it's than just a late afternoon read after touring Angko

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    Zhou Daguan ↠ 4 Free read characters ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Zhou Daguan Free read 真臘風土記 Even though the very comprehensive notes introductions prefaces etc outnumber the actual translated text which is very brief this is still an interesting account of the way things were at the height of the Angkor civilisation by an eyewitness One could presumably gain the same observations from the bas relief su

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    Zhou Daguan ↠ 4 Free read characters ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Zhou Daguan EBOOK DOWNLOAD [真臘風土記] AUTHOR Zhou Daguan As the only known eyewitness account of the Angkorian period it is an important book and accessible for those interested in the history of Cambodia Peter Harris' copious notes help to fill in as much detail and plausible interpretation as possible Worth keeping as a reference source

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