The United States and Cambodia, 1870-1969: From Curiosity to Confrontation, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The United States and Cambodia, 1870-1969

From Curiosity to Confrontation, 1st Edition

By Kenton Clymer

Routledge

224 pages

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Spanning from the first US contacts with Cambodia in the 19th century up until the late 1960s and the outbreak of war with Vietnam, this book is the first to systematically explore American relations with Cambodia. A discussion of adventurers, tourists and missionaries initially sets the scene for the analysis of official relations which began in 1950.

The book traces how relations with Cambodia's king, Norodom Sihanouk, were often troubled as Sihanouk strove to keep his country out of the Cold War even when pressured by the US to join the battle against communism.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Asia has undergone immense and far reaching changes: war, revolution, occupation, industrialization. This series includes in-depth research on aspects of economic, political and social history of individual countries as well as more broad-reaching analyses of regional issues.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS048000
HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General