The History of Cambodia [MS]
When Western people think of Cambodia, we normally think of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge before anything else. When Khmer people think of their history, they normally think of the Khmer Empire and Angkor Wat – a reminder of when they were the major political force in the region and of their warrior heritage. The aim of this course is not to test you on dates and names, but rather help you gain an understanding of the causes of key events in Cambodia’s history which still affects the nation today. In the Cambodian Kingdom, religion and politics are not separate but rather weave together to make the fabric of this beautiful nation – this Kingdom of Wonder.
- Identify the main events in Khmer History over the last 2000 years.
- Understand the impact of the Khmer Rouge on modern Cambodia.
- Determine how culture and identity is shaped by lived experiences of a group of people.