Cambodians in Long Beach (Images of America Series)
  • Cambodians in Long Beach (Images of America Series)
  • Cambodians in Long Beach (Images of America Series)

Cambodians in Long Beach (Images of America Series)

by Susan Needham, Karen Quintiliani
     
 


A relatively new immigrant group in the United States, Cambodians arrived in large numbers only after the 1975 U.S. military withdrawal from Southeast Asia. The region's resulting volatility included Cambodia's overthrow by the brutal Khmer Rouge. The four-year reign of terror by these Communist extremists resulted in the deaths of an estimated two million…  See more details below

Overview


A relatively new immigrant group in the United States, Cambodians arrived in large numbers only after the 1975 U.S. military withdrawal from Southeast Asia. The region's resulting volatility included Cambodia's overthrow by the brutal Khmer Rouge. The four-year reign of terror by these Communist extremists resulted in the deaths of an estimated two million Cambodians in what has become known as the "killing fields." Many early Cambodian evacuees settled in Long Beach, which today contains the largest concentration of Cambodians in the United States. Later arrivals, survivors of the Khmer Rouge trauma, were drawn to Long Beach by family and friends, jobs, the coastal climate, and access to the Port of Long Beach's Asian imports. Long Beach has since become the political, economic, and cultural center of activities influencing Cambodian culture in the diaspora as well as Cambodia itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738556239
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/26/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,388,455
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


Dr. Susan Needham is a linguistic anthropologist at California State University, Dominguez Hills, in Carson. Dr. Karen Quintiliani is an applied anthropologist at California State University, Long Beach. Both professors have been working with and conducting research in the Long Beach Cambodian community since 1988. Photographs for this book were contributed by Cambodians and other community members, local photographers, and the authors.

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