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The Khmer Rouge Bureaucracy

Andrew Mertha

in Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452659
eISBN:
9780801470738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452659.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter describes the political and policy apparatus of Democratic Kampuchea (DK), tracing how power and authority were refracted throughout the system along functional and spatial dimensions, ... More


China’s Relations with Democratic Kampuchea

Andrew Mertha

in Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452659
eISBN:
9780801470738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452659.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter first sets out the central question of this book: why was a powerful state like China unable to influence its far weaker and ostensibly dependent client state, Democratic Kampuchea (DK)? ... More


China’s Development of Democratic Kampuchean Trade

Andrew Mertha

in Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452659
eISBN:
9780801470738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452659.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter looks at trade and commerce, the one area where China was able to shape Democratic Kampuchea (DK) practices significantly—as well as the institutions involved. This was because Chinese ... More


Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979

Andrew Mertha

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452659
eISBN:
9780801470738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452659.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

When the Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia in 1975, they inherited a war-ravaged and internationally isolated country. Pol Pot's government espoused the rhetoric of self-reliance, but Democratic ... More


Battling the “Cambodian Syndrome”

Cathy J. Schlund-Vials

in War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670963
eISBN:
9781452946924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670963.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Khmer Rouge regime, which pursued an untenable agricultural revolution and which was also determined to eradicate any signs of a Western ... More


The Bureaucratic Structure of Chinese Overseas Assistance

Andrew Mertha

in Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452659
eISBN:
9780801470738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452659.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter considers the environment encountered by the thousands of Chinese technicians, skilled workers, and other expatriates working in Democratic Kampuchea (DK). It shows that, unlike the ... More


Dk Pushback and Military Institutional Integrity

Andrew Mertha

in Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452659
eISBN:
9780801470738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452659.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter presents the first of three case studies driving the argument of this book, namely that Chinese influence was largely insignificant when it came to shaping Democratic Kampuchea (DK) ... More


Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks under Pol Pot

Ian Harris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835613
eISBN:
9780824871444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835613.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This study of the fate of Buddhism during the communist period in Cambodia puts a human face on a dark period in Cambodia's history. It is the first sustained analysis of the widely held assumption ... More


Conclusion

Ian Harris

in Buddhism in a Dark Age: Cambodian Monks under Pol Pot

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835613
eISBN:
9780824871444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835613.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter returns to the developments in Buddhism during the PRK period and beyond in discussing the struggles of these Cambodian Buddhists in the face of changing sociopolitical ... More


The Failure of the Kampong Som Petroleum Refinery Project

Andrew Mertha

in Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452659
eISBN:
9780801470738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452659.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter presents a case study of the repair and refitting of the Kampong Som petroleum refinery, describing the project as one of the most spectacular failures of Chinese assistance to ... More


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