A History of Cambodia by Francois Ponchaud

The French Catholic priest, François Ponchaud, will give a serial conferences for the year 2011 in English language about the History of Cambodia, from the origins till current time. Ponchaud is an expert in Cambodia about culture and history. The author of ‘Cambodia Year Zero’ and ‘A brief History of Cambodia’, is a missionary priest living in Cambodia for about 45 years. The Conference will hold on every Wednesday at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, from March 30th to June 29th, 2011, at Catholic Social Communications Office (CSC) # 25 street 242, Boeung Prolit, 7 Makara, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For more information contact csccambodia (gmail), Tel: 023 22 41 20 (English)/ 092 79 22 17 (French). The following is the general schedule of the conferences: 30 March: Cambodia from Origin to 1863; 27 Apr: French protectorate (1863-1953); 4 May: Sihanouk Regime (1953-1970); 11 May: Khmer Republic (Lon Nol Regime 1970-1975); 18 May: Democratic Kampuchea (1975-1979); 25 May: Popular Republic of Kampuchea (1979-1993); 1 June: Second Kingdom of Cambodia (1993 to Today); 8 June: History of the Church in Cambodia; 15 June: The traditional religion and Brahmanism; 22 June: Buddhism and 29 June: Approaches to the Khmer mentality.

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