PDF DOWNLOAD 真臘風土記 AUTHOR Zhou Daguan

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Summary 真臘風土記 Zhou Daguan Ð 5 Read & Download 真臘風土記 Download Ò 5 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. This short record by Zhong Daguan a 13th century Chinese traveller helps us to put the ruins of Angkor into context A must read for those who are heading to Cambodia

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Summary 真臘風土記 Zhou Daguan Ð 5 Read & Download 真臘風土記 Download Ò 5 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. 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 eyewitness diplomatic account of life in the ancient Khmer capital in the 13th c it is a classic example of imperialist condescension toward peoples considered lesser yet it is relied upon to this day by tour guides in Cambodia as Zhou s account is apparently the basis of Cambodian histories What I find most fascinating is his biases Zhou is preocuppied with different bodily practices His repeated comments about women s bodies are classic examples of othering Zhou is also oddly I think preoccupied by the activities of the Chinese in Cambodia Was he homesick Surely as a diplomat his role was to observe the host country and govt rather than to report back on Chinese migrant workersAnd though Harris makes his case that Zhou is a worthy eyewitness than his contemporary Marco Polo I still have my doubts that he was there It is difficult for me to believe to take but one example that Zhou would have described the Bayon in such bland terms The Bayon with its 56 towers and 224 faces of Buddha or J VII surrounded by 4 dozen nagas erect with capes unfurled would have made a strong if not terrifying impression Leaving aside the detailed imagery of the Khmer battles against the Chams the mass of the building itself no doubt intended to impress and overwhelm But Zhou is interested in the king s uarters at Baphoun and Phimeanakas instead Hmmm Zhou s bias in favor of the king s sex life might be substantiated by Zhou s obvious investment in the pomp and splendour of the court but then it doesn t explain how he could omit discussion of the massive waterworks projects all around him which were surely greater evidence of the king s power than the bronze and gold on the tower surfacesFinally I can t understand his complete lack of acknowledgement of the shift from Hinduism to Buddhism also overwhelmingly evident in the buildings around him Still it is an interesting account though I remain curious about many oddities can anyone explain the gall bladder chapter Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir 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. 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 eyewitness diplomatic account of life in the ancient Khmer capital in the 13th c it is a classic example of imperialist condescension toward peoples considered lesser Popinjay Stairs yet it is relied upon to this day by tour guides in Cambodia as Zhou s account is apparently the basis of Cambodian histories What I find most fascinating is his biases Zhou is preocuppied with different bodily practices His repeated comments about women s bodies are classic examples of othering Zhou is also oddly I think preoccupied by the activities of the Chinese in Cambodia Was he homesick Surely as a diplomat his role was to observe the host country and govt rather than to report back on Chinese migrant workersAnd though Harris makes his case that Zhou is a worthy eyewitness than his contemporary Marco Polo I still have my doubts that he was there It is difficult for me to believe to take but one example that Zhou would have described the Bayon in such bland terms The Bayon with its 56 towers and 224 faces of Buddha or J VII surrounded by 4 dozen nagas erect with capes unfurled would have made a strong if not terrifying impression Leaving aside the detailed imagery of the Khmer battles against the Chams the mass of the building itself no doubt intended to impress and overwhelm But Zhou is interested in the king s uarters at Baphoun and Phimeanakas instead Hmmm Zhou s bias in favor of the king s sex life might be substantiated by Zhou s obvious investment in the pomp and splendour of the court but then it doesn t explain how he could omit discussion of the massive waterworks projects all around him which were surely greater evidence of the king s power than the bronze and gold on the tower surfacesFinally I can t understand his complete lack of acknowledgement of the shift from Hinduism to Buddhism also overwhelmingly evident in the buildings around him Still it is an interesting account though I remain curious about many oddities can anyone explain the gall bladder chapter

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Summary 真臘風土記 Zhou Daguan Ð 5 Read & Download 真臘風土記 Download Ò 5 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. 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 record is fragmentary and much of this book is filled with extremely helpful translator s notes and footnotes Also included are maps and photographs of some of the landmarks described in some of the books I would heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in Angkor Wat and would consider it essential for anyone actually going there


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    PDF DOWNLOAD 真臘風土記 AUTHOR Zhou Daguan Occidentalism made in China Chinese sailors do well by the fact that in this country you can go without clothes food is easy to come by women are easy to get housing is easy to deal with it is easy to make do with a few utensils and it is easy to do trade They often run away hereRoughly 8500 Chinese characters or 3`9 pa

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    PDF DOWNLOAD 真臘風土記 AUTHOR Zhou Daguan This short record by Zhong Daguan a 13th century Chinese traveller helps us to put the ruins of Angkor into context A must read for those who are heading to Cambodia

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    Summary 真臘風土記 PDF DOWNLOAD 真臘風土記 AUTHOR Zhou Daguan review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ð 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 world’s biggest urba

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    PDF DOWNLOAD 真臘風土記 AUTHOR Zhou Daguan Zhou Daguan Ð 5 Read & Download Summary 真臘風土記 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 absolut

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    PDF DOWNLOAD 真臘風土記 AUTHOR Zhou Daguan 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 eyewitness diplomatic account of life in the ancient Khmer capital in the 13th c; it

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    Zhou Daguan Ð 5 Read & Download PDF DOWNLOAD 真臘風土記 AUTHOR Zhou Daguan Who said Malinowski invented ethnographic fieldwork? Zhou Daguan did just that 7 centuries before him And wrote a record of his stay in Cambodia for the Chinese emperor at the time It was not an ethnography per se in that back then it was call

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    Zhou Daguan Ð 5 Read & Download PDF DOWNLOAD 真臘風土記 AUTHOR 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 ruin

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    PDF DOWNLOAD 真臘風土記 AUTHOR Zhou Daguan 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 exce

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    PDF DOWNLOAD 真臘風土記 AUTHOR Zhou Daguan 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

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    PDF 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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  • 真臘風土記
  • Zhou Daguan
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  • 01 June 2020
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