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The Empire Looks South: Early Chinese Perceptions of Cambodia

posted on 11.01.2021, 03:23 authored by Peter Harris
The thesis has two interrelated aims. The first is to provide full, up-to-date, annotated translations into English of imperial Chinese texts concerning Cambodia from the third to the thirteenth century, that is, in the millennium before and during the Angkor era. The second aim of the thesis is to analyse the contributions these texts make to our understanding of early Cambodian history, their gaps and omissions, and the imperial Chinese attitudes that inform them.


Principal supervisor

Gloria Davies

Additional supervisor 1

David Chandler

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School of Language, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics


Doctor of Philosophy

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