My dear Kacvey,

The last couple of months, Khmer Krom’s lands and people had been in the prime time news in the City of Tonlé Buon Mouk with diplomatic shenanigans between Cambodia and our Eastern neighbor.

If you wish to offer a present to a friend, or if you and your friends, both Khmers and/or Khmers Krom, want to have a documented opinion for future discussions on this once-upon-a-time land that belonged to Cambodia, a recent book by Philip Taylor, a Senior Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the Australian National University, would grandly meet that purpose. The title of the book is: “The Khmer Lands of Vietnam – Environment, Cosmology and Sovereignty”, published by University of Hawai’i Press, ISBN: 978-0-8248-4673-2. Here is the link:  www.uhpress.hawaii.edu

As Confucius said: “You cannot open a book without learning something.”