Tharum Bun musings from Cambodia

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I interviewed Sambath Meas the author last year. Glad she send me this announcement about her book to be available for download. Check out the Governor’s Daughter (The Mysteries of Colonial Cambodia Book 1) Kindle Edition on Amazon.com.

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

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Sambath Meas is a Cambodian-born American writer. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. Sambath wrote The Governor’s Daughter: The Scribes of Brahmadhan, Rise of the Eugenicists. Her previous book is The Immortal Seeds: Life goes on for a Khmer family. I’m very fortunate to have a chance to interview her about her bond with home country Cambodia and […]

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Updated: December 29, 2015 In which 2016 will be the year when we, citizens, watch more and more instantly live stream videos from Cambodia’s political leaders. Luxury would be citizens’ spare time to see what some Cambodian politicians are up to at their work and home backyard. Those who broadcast and watch live videos use […]

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The quote in this blog post title was captured from an Amazon Kindle ad. I love it. So I posted on my Google+ profile, which creates some interesting discussions. Steve: I have never read an e-book or even listened to an audio book. I like real books with pages that you can spill gravy on. […]

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As more and more Cambodians start to own tablets and ebook readers, the question is the content available for their consumption. I’ve been asked many times about having access to the digital resources. I think Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg is probably one of the best places online to download e-books, which are also available […]

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George Saunders: I was Ayn Rand’s lover Not many people know this, but I was once Ayn Rand’s lover. That’s right. The year was 1974. I was a fresh-faced seventeen-year-old, she was a prominent international author—and we were lovers. By “lovers” I mean: we were constantly raping each other. Well, first there’d be a long […]

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World Policy presents: How Aid Dependence Derailed Cambodian Democracy A Book Discussion with Sophal Ear Thursday, October 11 8:30 to 10:00am At Demos 220 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor New York, NY 10001 LIVE STREAM (OCTOBER 11, 2012 at 8:30AM EST)

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Chip Huyen’s new book: Pick up your backpack and Go. Book 1: Asia is home. Don’t cry! The English version will be available in November 2012. Photographs taken in 2008

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I’ve heard about this book on the impact of foreign aids on Cambodia by Sophal Ear for a couple of years. Now it’s coming. Can’t wait. Here’s an excerpt: Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy “International intervention liberated Cambodia from pariah state status in the early 1990s and laid the foundations for […]

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