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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2019 will run from December 26, 2018 to January 19, 2019, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2019. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an e-mail notice when this happens, please join our e-mail list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.

Chinese Empire and the Cambodian Experience

January 1-18, 2018


Course description

In this course, we will explore the political trajectories of two countries whose modern histories became intertwined in the 1950s and remain so today. In doing so, we will undertake an multidisciplinary tour that draws from history, political science, anthropology, archeology, and the visual arts to explore three major themes: This course examines the relationship between China Cambodia, going back a thousand years, but focusing primarily on two countries’ differing experiences with colonialism, the Cold War, and the politics of the present day. It also traces the bilateral relationship between China and Cambodia, paying special attention on the Khmer Rouge era (1975-1979). The course assumes no prior knowledge of China or Cambodia, although it would be a good idea for students to do some reading in advance of the class. We will combine lectures, discussions and field research, culminating with a final exam at the end of the course. Most of the lectures and discussions will take place at Wat Damnak in Siem Reap, with field trips to Angkor, Phnom Penh, Phnom Kulen, Anlong Veng, and Kampong Chhnang.


GOVT 3434 001-LEC Off-campus program: Cornell Winter in Cambodia

The GOVT 3434 001-LEC section of this course has been canceled.

GOVT 3434 801-FLD Off-campus program: Cornell Winter in Cambodia

Class dates:January 1-18, 2018
Days/times:MTWRFS 8 AM - 6 PM
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Mertha, A. (am847)
Max. enroll:15
To enroll:See Cornell Winter in Cambodia for enrollment information.
Related:Cross-listed with ASIAN 3330 801-FLD
Cross-listed with CAPS 3434 801-FLD

Tuition and fees

See the Tuition and fees page for more information.

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