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Cambodia: Year Zero (English and French Edition) e-book

Author:

Francois Ponchaud

Language:

English French

Category:

History

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Asia

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1792 kb

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Rating:

4.9

Publisher:

Henry Holt & Co (August 1, 1978)

Pages:

212

ISBN:

0030403065

Cambodia: Year Zero (English and French Edition) e-book

by Francois Ponchaud


Francois Ponchaud's Cambodia: Year Zero, written in 1977, still offers the best treatment of one of the most tragic events of the twentieth century.

Francois Ponchaud's Cambodia: Year Zero, written in 1977, still offers the best treatment of one of the most tragic events of the twentieth century. Ponchaud not only provided an excellent history of the events of 1975-1976, his insights into the Khmer Rouge leadership, largely elitist socialist-agrarian intellectuals, was frightening in explaining how the pursuit of a vague sense of social equality became the rationale for establishing one of the most socially unjust and savage societies in history.

Cambodia: Year Zero .

Cambodia : year zero. Translation of Cambodge annee zero. by. Ponchaud, Francois, 1939-. Cambodia - History - 1975-.

ISBN 13: 9780030403064.

The French Protectorate of Cambodia (Khmer: ប្រទេសកម្ពុជាក្រោមអាណានិគមបារាំង; French: Protectorat français du Cambodge).

The French Protectorate of Cambodia (Khmer: ប្រទេសកម្ពុជាក្រោមអាណានិគមបារាំង; French: Protectorat français du Cambodge) refers to the Kingdom of Cambodia when it was a French protectorate within French Indochina-a collection of Southeast Asian protectorates within the French Colonial Empire.

François Ponchaud (born 1939) is a French Catholic priest and missionary to Cambodia. He is best known for his documentation of the genocide which occurred under the Khmer Rouge (KR), and for being one of the first people to expose the human rights abuses being carried out at the time. Ponchaud was born in Sallanches, France, and was one of twelve children. He attended seminary in 1958 but the following year he left due to national service

By François Ponchaud.

By François Ponchaud. The author, who was a French missionary in Cambodia from 1965 until he was forced to flee in 1975, and who was initially sympathetic to the Khmer Rouge, has concluded that "the Khmer revolution is irrefutably the bloodiest of our century.

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I think Cambodia Year Zero, by Francois Ponchaud is a very valid first view of the situation. He is a person who understands and loves Cambodia a lot. He is also a very talented writer. This book was knocked by the Left at the time, who just didn’t like to hear what was happening

I think Cambodia Year Zero, by Francois Ponchaud is a very valid first view of the situation. This book was knocked by the Left at the time, who just didn’t like to hear what was happening. Francois was listening to what was unfolding and he knew the country and knew how this could happen

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An account of the brutal Cambodian communist revolution of 1975 moves from historical background, through civil war and fratricidal atrocities, to the present-day governmental destructions and defamations
Hidden Winter
Francois Ponchaud's Cambodia: Year Zero, written in 1977, still offers the best treatment of one of the most tragic events of the twentieth century. Ponchaud not only provided an excellent history of the events of 1975-1976, his insights into the Khmer Rouge leadership, largely elitist socialist-agrarian intellectuals, was frightening in explaining how the pursuit of a vague sense of social equality became the rationale for establishing one of the most socially unjust and savage societies in history. The tragedy of Cambodia was that it became one of the bloodiest examples of what happened when "right speech" in an Orwellian sense was accepted at face value by a too compliant world. Francois Ponchaud tells that history with chilling accuracy.
Celore
Despite the fact that this book was written and published in the middle of Pol Pot's tyrannical reign over the people of Cambodia, it can still be regarded as the greatest of exposes on the regime. Most books about Cambodia are first-person accounts which, while interesting, can be very narrow in its analysis of historical events.

Cambodia: Year Zero not only documented the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge as they were happening and the numerous first-person accounts of the survivors of the democide, but it also chronicled the histories of the various leaders of the Khmer Rouge while they were being groomed for power, and also the political upheavals that brought it about.

One interesting feature of the book are the many many mysteries about the Khmer Rouge and the Cambodian genocide. For instance, the appearance of the mysterious "Monatio" group at the vangaurd of the Khmer Rouge as they were approaching Phnom Penh and who were all killed when they tried to welcome the Khmer Rouge as "brothers" (they were rumored to be CIA). Also, there was the secret meeting between Prince Sihanouk and Lon Nol in Rome, who would later oust him. Then there is the statement by Prince Sihanouk's cousin from the French Embassy in Phnom Penh that he "shouldn't have trusted the Americans." That same Prince was hauled away by Khmer Rouge just a few days later. In addition, there is background information about the mysterious "Saloth Sar" who is said to have been Pol Pot before he came to power and changed his name. The Khmer Rouge leaders were all brought to Paris and trained in the ways of socialism.

Read this book. It will reveal to you the true colors of socialism and communism.
Vozuru
Year Zero is a very well put together book about the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia from 1974 to 1977.The book is in great shape as advertised. Like new. The story is very graphic and intense.The Cambodian people were herded out of their cities and villages, and forced to work in the rice fields with no to little food from sun up to sun set.Millions were killed or died under the brutal treatment of the Khmer Rouge.Families were split up in many cases never to see each other again.This is a story of the tragedy of the Cambodian people. A very good read from an inside perspective.
Bluddefender
This writer was the first really able literary whistleblower to take after the Pol Pot government. What was going on was widely suspected. In a little remembered outcry, Senator George McGovern (remember him?) publicly called for international intervention in 1978 to save Cambodia from barbarism. But most on the left were ambiguous (the stories beggar belief...give the revolutionaries time...they will grow out of their wildness). Cambodia was invisible in the world consciousness at the time - the west wanted nothing but peace and quiet after the Vietnam tumult. Then came Monsiieur Ponchard's book.

In the decades of films and commentary since, this book holds up extremely well. Considering the deadly walls of silence thrown up by the Khmer Rouge regime after 1975 (they even banned telephones as part of their total Maoist re-fit) the author penetrated with considerable accuracy and sure footedness into the operation of this most murderous regime. The factual accuracy with which the power structure is described is surprising. He gets the personnel right, the utopianism of the leading players, and their influences - Maoist in economics, Stalinist in rejecting any possibility of "re-education" in creating the new society. The author's clinical style of writing takes us through the establishment of the terror state, and disentangles the knottiest part of the story - how did the Khmer Rouge make their pitch so successfully to the peasantry even granted the US bombing from 1969? THere were other players and resistance groups. The author excells at showing the KR's usurpation of Sihanouk's authority following his overthrow by Lon Nol, and how his call for the "brothers and sisters" to go into the forest and resist lead the peasantry straight into the arms of Pol Pot, until then a deadly but marginal figure. The author's chilling treatise on how a peasantry who believed in forest spirits were sold on a crusade to re-start history and re-capture their long lost Angkorean glory is one of the most important stories of history. This is a superb telling and a powerful warning.

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