By John Tully
During this concise and compelling heritage, Cambodia’s prior is defined in shiny aspect, from the richness of the Angkorean empire in the course of the darkish a long time of the 18th and early-19th centuries, French colonialism, independence, the Vietnamese clash, the Pol Pot regime, and its present incarnation as a troubled democracy. With vigorous writing and fervour for the subject, John Tully covers the whole sweep of Cambodian background, explaining why this land of contrasts continues to be an engaging enigma to the foreign group. Detailing the miserable list of battle, famine, and invasion that has threatened to wreck Cambodia, this dialogue exhibits its survival to be a testomony to the resilience of the human spirit.
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Extra resources for A Short History of Cambodia: From Empire to Survival (A Short History of Asia series)
In Korea, it is also well-known, but not much investigated, that both administrators and directors at public schools or private institutes called hagwon favor white young teachers from the IC countries regardless of their qualifications or experiences just in order to showcase them to parents and students. In China, some foreign teachers are pushed to teach through textbooks or engage in more perfunctory events rather than actual teaching due to the excessive demand for them from all levels of schools.
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In the hiring practice of English teachers, it is well documented that those who speak English as a mother tongue from the IC countries have been preferred over those from OC and EC countries. That is, under the governmental policies such as the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET), English Programs in Korea (EPIK), or Teaching and Learning in Korea (TaLK), there are discriminatory practices of employing English teachers based on what race or ethnic backgrounds they come from and what types of English they speak.