Resources for American Students

Educational Resources about Cambodia for American Students

Cambodian English Language Newspapers

Cambodian History
The Yale Cambodian Genocide Program
The Center for Khmer Studies 

Preserving Cambodian Cultural Arts
Cambodian Living Arts:
Angkor Dance Troupe:

Documentary Films
The Flute Player: Arn Chorn-Pond
A River Changes Course: by Kalyanee Mam
New Year Baby: by Socheata Poeuv
Holly: a feature film about human trafficking
Monkey Dance: Cambodian-American teens growing up in Lowell, MA

Historic Videos
Video’s from 1920’s:

Video’s from 1920’s Dancers at Angkor Wat:

Video of main temple at Angkor Wat today:

Helping Cambodian Women & Children
Harpswell Foundation Founded by MIT Professor & Author Alan Lightman
Cambodian Children’s Fund
Heifer Cambodia
Cambodian Defenders Project

Human Rights and Judiciary
LICADHO: Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human RIghts
The Center for Social Development

Center for Social Development
Cambodia Development Resource Institute
Cooperations Committee for Cambodia

The International Campaign to Ban Landmines
UN Adopt-a-Minefield
Clear Path International

Canby Publications


For Children:

Silent Lotus by Jeanne M. Lee (Farrar, Stauss & Giroux, 1994.)

The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh by Frederick Lipp (Holiday House, 2001.)

Judge Rabbit and the Tree Spirit: A Folktale from Cambodia (bilingual) by Cathy Spagnoli & Lina Mao Wall (Children’s Book Press, 1991.)

A Song for Cambodia by Michelle Lord (2008.)

Little Sap & Monsieur Rodin by Michelle Lord (2008.)

Angkat: The Cambodian Cinderella by Jewell Reinhart Coburn (Shen’s Books, 1998.)

Cambodian Folk Stories from the Gatiloke retold by Muriel Paskin Carrison from a translation by Kong Chhean (Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1987.)

Cambodia in Pictures by Stacy taus-Bolstad & Margaret J. Goldstein (2005.)

Cambodia: Enchantment of the World by Kras Sarah Louise (Children’s Press, 2005.)

Cambodia: Countries of the World by Marc Tayler Nobleman (2002.)

Cambodia: Cultures of the World by Sean Sheehan & Barbara Cooke (2007.)

Children of the World – Kradje – A Child of Cambodia by Herve Giraud & Jean-Charles Rey (2005.)

The Clay Marble by Minfong Ho (Farrar Straus Giroux, 1991.)

Teenage Refugees from Cambodia Speak Out by Stephanie St. Pierre (1995.)

Children of the River by Linda Crew (Laurel-Leaf Books, 1989.)

Books for Older Folks:

First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung (Harper Collins, 2000.)

Lucky Child by Loung Ung (Harper Collins, New York, 2005.)

When the War Was Over by Elizabeth Becker (Simon and Schuster, 1986.)

Sideshow by William Shawcross (Simon and Schuster, 1979.)

The Quality of Mercy by William Shawcross (Simon and Schuster, 1984.)

Stay Alive, My Son by Pin Yathay with John Man (Simon and Schuster, 1987.)

When Broken Glass Floats by Chanrithy Him (W.W. Norton, 2000.)

River of Time by Jon Swain (St. Martin’s Press, 1995.)

The Mekong by Milton Osborne (Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 2000.)

Cambodia: Report From a Stricken Land by Henry Kamm (Arcade, 1998.)

Haing Ngor: A Cambodian Odyssey by Haing S. Ngor with Roger Warner (MacMillan, 1987.)

The Gate by Francois Bizot (Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.)

The Murderous Revolution by Stuart Fox-Martin and Bunhaeng Ung (Tamarind Press, 1986.)

Cambodia: Year Zero by Francois Ponchaud (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1978.)

A History of Cambodia by David P. Chandler (Westview Press, 1992.)

How Pol Pot Came to Power by Ben Kiernan (Verso, 1985.)

Cambodian Witness by Someth May (Random House, 1986.)

The Death and Life of Dith Pran by Sidney Schanberg (Penguin Books, 1985.)

Cambodia 1975-1978 edited by Karl D. Jackson (Princeton University Press, 1989.)

Brother Enemy by Nayan Chanda (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986.)

Brother Number One by David P. Chandler (Westview Press, 1992.)

Beyond the Horizon by Laurence Picq (St. Martin’s Press, 1989.)

After the Killing Fields: Lessons from the Cambodian Genocide by Craig Etcheson (Praeger Publishers, 2005.)

Kampuchea Diary 1983-1986 by Jacques Bekaert (DD Books, 1987.)A Blessing Over Ashes by Adam Fifield (Perennial Books, 2001)

Angkor by George Coedes (Oxford University Press, 1986.)

Khmer: The Lost Empire of Cambodia by Thierry Zephir (Henry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998.)

Cambodian Culture since 1975 edited by May Ebihara, Carol Mortland, and Judy Ledgerwood (Cornell, 1994)