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Ten Minutes’ Worth of Valuable, Practical Reading
New book is a compilation of political writings from an erudite Khmer
Long Beach, CA – March 3, 2011 – Author Sovathana Sokhom shares the great mind and wealth of knowledge of Dr. Gaffar Peang-Meth to inspire Khmers and non-Khmers alike through a collection of short articles that take no more than ten minutes to read. But in those ten minutes, readers will get uplifted, can build hope, and can realize their capability. In this newly published anthology of Professor Gaffar Peang-Meth’s selected political writings, the author poses this question to all: What Is Your Ten Minutes Worth? This book is divided into seven chapters. Each chapter contains common and similar threads of ideas and inspiration. This allows readers easy access to articles they are interested in. It is organized in such way to provide readers with options to read any or more articles in any chapter according to their interest. The best part is that each article doesn’t take more than ten minutes of the readers’ time. “It is my hope to augment the understanding of Khmer intergenerations—the elder Khmer scholars who survived Pol Pot’s killing fields and the young Khmer scholars who are faced with national and international challenge in the twenty-first century—both groups that need to explore and exchange what are the “Khmer” that they have in common, in interests and values, to build peace and security, promote democracy and economic growth for all Khmers in Cambodia, as well as for the people in less developed and developing countries, so they can enjoy “life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness” and realize their potential and capacity to compete within their countries, between nation-states in the regions, and in the world,” shares the author. All proceeds from the book will contribute to further promote other Khmer scholars’ writings in the social science field so that their scholarships, their visions, can be shared and used to contribute to nation-building of the Khmer motherland. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to About the Author Gaffar Peang-Meth, of Russey-keo, Kandal, Cambodia, holds a BA degree in Political Science from Hiram College, an MA from Georgetown University, and a PhD from the University of Michigan. He was press attaché at the Embassy of the Khmer Republic in Washington, DC, 1973–1975; initiated resettlement of Khmer refugees; helped institute resistance support committees; and joined the Khmer People’s National Liberation Front in the field from 1980 to 1989. He taught at Johns Hopkins University in 1990; at the University of Guam from 1991 to 2004. He writes columns for the Pacific Daily News and the Asian Human Rights Commission. About the Editor Sovathana Sokhom, of Kompong Charm, Cambodia, holds BA degrees in Political Science and Economics from St. Olaf College, MBA International Trade from Texas A&M International University, MA International Political Economy from Claremont Graduate University, and is a PhD candidate in Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University. She taught at the Faculty of Business in Phnom Penh, 1994–1996, and was funded by international organizations as an advisor to the secretary-general of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, 1996–2000. She taught at Marymount College in 2007–2008; currently, she is an adjunct professor in economics department at Loyola Marymount University. What Is Your Ten Minutes Worth? * by Sovathana Sokhom Selected Political Writings of Professor Gaffar Peang-Meth Publication Date: March 1, 2011 Trade Paperback; $19.99; 191 pages; 978-1-4568-7235-9 Trade Hardback; $29.99; 191 pages; 978-1-4568-7236-6 eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-7237-3 To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.