OSU ANTH 210 - Cambodia Slides (13 pages)

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Anth 210 - Comparative Cultures
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1 4 14 1 1 4 14 Khmer Empire Angkor City King Jayavarman VII 1181 1219 Early Cambodian History Dance 1 Classical Performed at large events Hand Gestures have meaning 2 Example Folk Dance Village or stage dance 3 Fishing dance Coconut shell dance Social Dance Circle or artistic dance Weddings Sword Dance Cambodian Traditional Culture Verbal performances Rhymes Competition show how intelligent you are Riddles Father testing daughter s boyfriend if clever can come up with answer testing each other Poetry Shows that one is very well educated literacy Use of metaphors Cambodian Traditional Culture 2 1 4 14 Capital moved from Angkor to Phnom Penh French colonial rule since 1863 Political hierarchy infected the entire population Anti imperialist sentiments start to take root Cambodian History King Elite Religious teachers Government officials Merchants Artisans Peasants Slaves Pre 19th Century Stratification 1 Prince Royal Family Elite Government military religious officials Provincial Administrators Business owners Professionals Clerical workers Teachers Shop Keepers District Chiefs Sub district Chiefs Village Chiefs Peasants Post 19th Century Stratification 1 3 1 4 14 1953 54 Cambodia gains independence from France Prince Sihanouk 1960 becomes Head of State Plays balancing act with US and China Breaks off ties with US in 1965 1966 cultural revolution in China Tries to reconnect with US 20th Century Cambodian History 1970 Lon Nol takes control US bombs Cambodia 1969 1973 540K tons of bombs dropped Population of Phnom Penh goes from 600K in 1970 to 2 million by 1972 20th Century Cambodian History In response to Nol s takeover Sihanouk turns to Khmer Rouge the dominant Communist group led by Pol Pot and backed by China 1970 1975 Cambodia is in the throes of civil war 1975 Khmer Rouge empties capital breaks back of elite kills off minorities 20th Century Cambodian History 4 1 4 14 Vietnam A Television History Cambodia and Laos Discusses Cambodian history from when Prince



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