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By Daguan Zhou,Peter Harris

Translated, with an creation and notes, by way of Peter Harris

Only one individual has given us a first-hand account of the civilization of Angkor. this is often the chinese language envoy, Zhou Daguan, who visited Angkor in 1296–97 and wrote A list of Cambodia: The Land and Its humans after his go back to China. To today Zhou’s description of the royal palace, sacred structures, ladies, investors, slaves, hill humans, animals, landscapes, and lifestyle is still a special portrait of thirteenth-century Angkor at a time while its splendors have been nonetheless intact.

Very little is understood approximately Zhou Daguan. He was once born on or close to the southeastern coast of China, and used to be most likely a tender guy whilst he traveled to Cambodia through boat. After returning domestic he light into obscurity, even though he turns out to have lived on for numerous a long time. a lot of the textual content of Zhou’s ebook turns out to were misplaced over the centuries, yet what is still nonetheless provides us a full of life experience of Zhou the guy in addition to of Angkor.

In this version, Peter Harris interprets Zhou Daguan’s paintings without delay from chinese language to English to be released for the 1st time. prior English types relied on a French translation performed over a century in the past, and misplaced a lot of the sensation of the unique accordingly. This totally new rendering, which pulls on a number to be had models of the Zhou textual content, brings Zhou’s many observations vividly and correctly again to lifestyles. An advent and wide notes support clarify the textual content and positioned it within the context of the times.

“Peter Harris has given a brand new iteration of readers a masterly model of Zhou’s undying and interesting account that students of Cambodia are absolute to take pleasure in and viewers to Angkor are absolute to enjoy.”—David Chandler

Peter Harris is Senior Fellow on the Centre for Strategic reviews: New Zealand in Victoria college of Wellington.

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