In this concise and compelling history, Cambodia’s past is described in vivid detail, from the richness of the Angkorean empire through the dark ages of the 18th and early-19th centuries, French colonialism, independence, the Vietnamese conflict, the Pol Pot regime, and its current incarnation as a troubled democracy. With energetic writing and passion for the subject, John Tully covers the full sweep of Cambodian history, explaining why this land of contrasts remains an interesting enigma to the international community.
This report provides a basic but comprehensive demographic, social, economic and health profile of
Cambodia’s older population based on the 2004 Survey of Elderly in Cambodia (SEC), a representative
survey of persons age 60 and over conducted in Phnom Penh and the five largest provinces. As such it
represents the first comprehensive examination of the situation of Cambodian elders based on a widely
Given the unusual circumstances of Cambodia and their likely impacts on the older population,
considerable effort was made to develop a survey questionnaire that not only would cover the standard
issues about elderly economic, social and physical well-being that are the focus of recent surveys of older
age populations in the region but also issues specific for the situation in Cambodia.
The site of Châu Đốc was long in history a
territory of the Kingdom of Funan (Vietnamese:
Vương quốc Phù Nam).
The town is near the picturesque mount of Sam
where the Sam Mountain Lady (Vietnamese: Bà
chúa xứ Núi Sam) is worshipped.Châu Đốc is famous for its variety of fish sauces
(nước mắm) and mainly "mắm tai", a kind of
anchovy. The local economy is based on culture of
basa catfish export and on tourism. The town is a
busy trading center due to its border position