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Author Yimsut, Ronnie, 1961-
Title Facing the Khmer Rouge : a Cambodian journey / Ronnie Yimsut ; foreword by David P. Chandler ; afterword by Daniel Savin.
Imprint New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2011]
©2011

Series Genocide, political violence, human rights series
Genocide, political violence, human rights series.
Subject Yimsut, Ronnie, 1961-
Parti communiste du Kampuchea -- History.
Cambodian Americans -- Biography.
Refugees -- United States -- Biography.
Genocide survivors -- Cambodia -- Biography.
Genocide -- Cambodia -- History -- 20th century.
Siĕmréab (Cambodia) -- Biography.
Cambodia -- History -- 1975-1979 -- Biography.
Alt Name Chandler, David P. (David Porter), 1933-
Savin, Daniel Wolf.
Description 1 online resource (271 pages).
Contents Foreword / David P. Chandler, Ph. D. -- Preface: Between Worlds -- Acknowledgments: A Book Is Born -- Family Tree of Ranachith ("Ronnie") Yimsut -- Chronology -- 1. Childhood Idyll: Siem Reap -- 2. Bamboo in the Wind: Regime Change in Siem Reap -- 3. An Uncivil War: Heavy Shelling in Siem Reap -- 4. Shocks and Surprises: Angkor Wat and Domdek -- 5. A Time of Plenty: Back Home in Siem Reap -- 6. An Era Is Ended: Siem Reap under Siege -- 7. An Empty Village: Krobey Riel and Siem Reap -- 8. A Great Leap Backward: Keo Poeur, Kok Poh, and Kork Putrea -- 9. The Death of Dogs: Tapang -- 10. Miracle at the Temple: Wat Yieng -- 11. Dead Weight: Ta Source Hill and the Massacre Site -- 12. Kill or Be Killed: Krobey Riel, Dorn Swar, and Prey Roniem -- 13. Barefoot Escape: Srae Noy, Resin Mountain, and the Deep Northern Jungle -- 14. Alien Worlds: Din Daeng, Sisaketh, Buriram, and Aranya Prathet -- 15. Urban Jungle: Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Oregon State -- 16. Back to the Past: Oregon State, Siem Reap, and Phnom Penh -- 17. Back in Time: Oregon State and Phnom Penh -- 18. Turning Point: Elections in Phnom Penh -- 19. Facing the Khmer Rouge: Siem Reap, Ta Source Hill, the Massacre Site, and Pailin -- 20. Lights: Siem Reap and Phnom Penh -- Epilogue -- Afterword: The Healing and Reconciling Process / Daniel Savin, M.D. -- Notes -- Glossary -- Index.
Summary As a child growing up in Cambodia, Ronnie Yimsut played among the ruins of the Angkor Wat temples, surrounded by a close-knit community. As the Khmer Rouge gained power and began its genocidal reign of terror, his life became a nightmare. In this stunning memoir, Yimsut describes how, in the wake of death and destruction, he decides to live. Facing the Khmer Rouge shows Ronnie Yimsut's personal quest to rehabilitate himself, make a new life in America, and then return to Cambodia to help rebuild the land of his birth.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780813552309 (electronic bk.)
0813552303 (electronic bk.)
9780813551517 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
081355151X (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780813551524 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0813551528 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 778339832
Additional Format Print version: Yimsut, Ronnie. Facing the Khmer Rouge : A Cambodian Journey. Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, ©2011 9780813551517