Khmer Legends: Part II focuses on the folktales of the Khmer people. Though the country is very much a part of the twenty-first century, it is founded, as all countries are, in its traditional beliefs and superstitions. For Cambodian expatriates sent across the globe after the war and new generations of Cambodian in their homeland, it’s important to remember their shared past in order to move forward.
Grounded in research and reviewed by experts, Baker’s contribution to the preservation of Cambodian culture will be a treasure for generations to come. Advancements in education and technology, the shrinking of the world’s commerce and communications, and perspectives focused on the future usually push attributes like folklore to the side. With Khmer Legends: Part II, the structure of Cambodia will live on.