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    Angkor

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    Occupying substantial areas of land, the massive reservoirs, or barays, of Angkor have much debated purposes. One such debate paints the Khmer capital as a hydraulic city, in which the barays, along with other waterworks, were a part of an extensive, meticulously planned, and utilitarian water management network built primarily for the purpose of irrigation. Acker points to four roots of the hydraulic debate and the argument for rice agriculture in Angkor (1998:12-13). The first root is inspired by a Marxist viewpoint of the “Asiatic mode of production” (1998:12) and the perspective of “Asian states as despotic, rigidly centralized bureaucracies” (1998:12). This root sees extensive water management as a cause for these strict, despotic governments.…

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    Angkor's Disappearance

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    Angkor is a city found in the forests of Cambodia, and is the remanence of the Khmer Empire. Dating back to the ninth century, this city consists of a variety of temples and was erected in dedication to the Hindu god Vishnu , and was once the largest city in the world. At its peak, Angkor covered over 1000 square kilometres , and the city is surrounded by a series of moats and waterways that were integral to the architecture of the city. There is much debate surrounding the fall of Angkor, but a…

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    The environment in which the Khmer empire developed are crucial for understanding the empire’s rise and fall. At its peak, the empire controlled one-third of mainland southeast Asia. The empire is located in a hot tropical environment in which temperature are almost constantly above seventy degrees Fahrenheit. The capital Angkor which is located at the basin of lower Mekong River in Cambodia, has a monsoon climate in which most rain comes in the summer months from June to November. The winter…

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    The next area that causes the Khmers to be superior to the Polynesians is their strength in having a strong government and strong rulers who lift the lives of all people who follow. Some strong leaders that changed the way of life in the Khmer Empire were rulers such as Jayavarman II, Jayavarman VIII amd Jayavarman VII. This was an advantage as it caused the Khmers to win many battles as leaders of the Khmer Empire were very smart and had a lot of knowledge to be able to defeat other empires.…

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    Suryavarman Symbolism

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    Not only is Suryavarman known as a religious reformer, but a temple builder as well. During his reign, he built a total of 6 temples. Namely, “Angkor Wat, Thommanon, Chao Say Tevoda, Banteay Samre, Phnom Rung, Beng Mealea” (Freeman & Jacques 12). The increase in religious monuments, also meant spread of religion. To be specific, Suryavarman dedicated Angkor Wat to Vishnu. Britannica refers to the king as, a “religious reformer who blended the mystical cults of Vishnu and Shiva, supreme Hindu…

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    these elements together suggest the complementary opposites of yin and yang” (Neave 199). These gardens are used to create the same serenity as the inside of a tea house. Angkor Wat: 12th Century-Southeast Asia Another example of something that creates more meaning then the eye may see is Angkor Wat. The patron of the Angkor Wat was Suryavarman II, who promoted the intersection of God and king. He chose to built the temple in the southern sector of Angkor and positioned it to face the west…

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    Doon Valley Summary

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    is how modern economic can explode the water sources in Divining Angkor from Richard Stone, an eminent British economist. He is an expert who analyzes the economic activities on the national and international scale. In Richard Stone’s story that published on the National Geographic, Richard finds out the fallen Angkor because of water shortages and climate change from modern economic after going to modern town Siem Reap, Cambodia. At the same time, he gives different documentary evidence about…

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    research in the Cambodian community” (Hor, Lay, & Quinn). This linguistics has “observed: ‘Khmer children are encouraged to address even their own siblings and cousins as ether bang or aun” (Smith-Hefner). CamboGuide also says that “is important to ask for the age in order to know how to manage the relations: to call you ‘older’ or ‘younger’ brother or sister, aunt, uncle, nephew or niece, son or daughter, grandchild or grandpa or ma. Cambodians respect everybody as a big family, for this reason…

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    To begin, the Khmer Empire is much more advanced and superior than the Polynesian Expansion as they were vastly superior in these three areas, buildings and architecture, form of government or ruling, and weaponry. This is as the Khmers had much more knowledge and vastly better skills than the Polynesians. The first area that the Khmers were stronger in was their use of skills and knowledge to build and create ideas for structures that could stay up for a very long time and were difficult to…

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    life, for a very important reason: my parents were personal participants. A South-Eastern country in Asia, with neighboring countries Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand, it was previously known as the Khmer Empire of Angkor. Everything changed when the Khmer Rouge rose to power. The glorious ancient Khmer Empire, flourishing in the 18th and 19th century, was a highly populated kingdom of ethnic minority groups and the famous Angkor Wat temple at its capital, Angkor. In 1953, Cambodia…

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