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Book Launch: Volume 1 of Khmer Translation of Professor Ian Harris’ Cambodian Buddhism: History and Practice

I just received an announcement that Professor Ian Harris, author of the excellent introduction to Cambodian Buddhism, Cambodian Buddhism: History and Practice, will be present at the book launch of the first volume of the Khmer language translation of this important work.

  • The launch will take place at the Buddhist Institute of Cambodia, in Phnom Penh, near Hun Sen Park (ask older motodop drivers to go to the place where the “Yeak Gaich Kar” statue used to be; you’ll get there).
  • The launch takes place on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, in the morning.  The full program as released by the Buddhist Institute after the jump.  I am thrilled to see that Chhum Kunthea is the translator of this book, and will reflect on the process of translating the book at this program; I had the great good fortune to meet Kunthea a few years back at a conference where we were both presenting, and found her to be immensely impressive; I’m certain she’ll be doing great things to watch for.

Program
09:00   Guest arrival
10:00  Open program by Ms. Seang Chan Heng
Director of Nokorwat Media Center
10:20  Experience of book translation
Miss: Chhum Kunthea
10:30  Author note
Ian Harris
10:45  Answer and Question to Authors, translators and publisher
11:15  Closing program and Sign a copies on the book
11:30  Coffee and Tea
Location at: Buddhism Institute, Phnom Penh

I sure hope somebody goes and reports back (comments section, perhaps?)

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