Cambodia Cultural Profile
It is a sad fact that the small kingdom of Cambodia - for centuries the cradle of a rich and sophisticated civilisation which shaped the destiny of South East Asia - is now known principally for the excesses of the Khmer Rouge government in the 1970s. As the country slowly rebuilds its shattered infrastructure to meet the challenges of the 21st century, it welcomes collaboration with other countries, not least in the cultural field.
Based on Visiting Arts' ground-breaking Cambodia Arts Directory (2002), the new Cambodia Cultural Profile commences with a helpful introduction to the country and its geography and topography, history, government, population, language, society, economy, religion and education system, before offering a detailed sector-by-sector guide to Archives, Competitions and Awards, Ethnic Culture, Festivals, Film, Funding, Government Cultural Policy and Infrastructure, Heritage, International Exchange, Libraries, Literature, Mass Culture, Media (Broadcasting, Press, Publishing, Internet), Performing Arts, Research, Tourism, Training and Visual Arts. As always, an extensive directory of contacts in these sectors is provided, making it possible for the reader not only to learn about what is happening in a particular cultural sector but also to make direct contact with the key people working in it.
The Cambodia Cultural Profile provides a wealth of information and contacts on the country’s physical and non-physical heritage. With carefully compiled contact details and descriptive information of hundreds of arts and cultural organisations, this Cultural Profile is an indispensible cultural guide to a fascinating country.
The Cambodia Cultural Profile forms part of the Greater Mekong Cultural Profiles project, which also incorporates online Cultural Profiles of and . The Greater Mekong Sub Region Cultural Profiles project is generously funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.
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Contact: Tim Doling Managing Editor, Visiting Arts Cultural Profiles