"American Books Fit For a King"
"Titanic Unveiling on Top of Angkor Wat"
"Literary Awards Welcome Release of Lost History of Royal Cambodian Dance"
"Lost History of Cambodian Dance Featured on Publishers Weekly Cover"
"Titanic Survivor's Asian Adventure at Angkor Wat Resurfaces"
"Earth in Flower: Lost History of Cambodian Royal Dancers Reappears"
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East Asian research including Angkor Wat Devata Women Database Project.
Devata Database Project
The Khmer civilization created some of the world's most beautiful art and architecture. Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site, enshrines an intricate series of bas relief carvings.
While the historical murals have been studied extensively the prominent portrait carvings of more than 1,850 Khmer women remain a mystery.
This study will enter carving features using digital images, enabling researchers to analyze the group quantitatively for the first time. The objective is to unlock new information about the Khmer empire and the roots of Southeast Asian culture.
Secret War Archive
The end of WWII was supposed to mean independence for every Southeast Asian nation. Instead, it marked the beginning of a series of bloody conflicts, many hidden from the world media.
Every major world power meddled in this region's politics. These secret power struggles created the political relationships we live with today. DatASIA is organizing an online information clearinghouse to make these historical events more accessible for study
For 35 years, author and producer Roger Warner has researched Southeast Asia, told its stories and assembled an archive of primary information. DatASIA supports Warner's work, including a new book and documentary film.
Warner's books include:
Shooting the Moon
The story of America's clandestine war in Laos
Angkor, The Hidden Glories
With photographer Michael Freeman
Biography of the star of "The Killing Fields" and the story of the Khmer Rouge
Film & Video
The conflict in Laos from 1955-75 is one of the most unusual in modern times. Almost all of its events were hidden from the media, despite the involvement of every world super power.
One man's life tells the story of this war from its beginning to its surprising conclusion. This modern "Lawrence of Arabia" raised an army of 30,000 hill tribe fighters, trained them and armed them. They changed his destiny and he changed theirs.
The King of Thailand, the King of Laos and the US Government recognized this man's brave actions that changed the face of Southeast Asia.
Roger Warner holds exclusive production rights to his story.
DatASIA supports this major documentary production about Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the US.