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Memory of the World: Documentary Heritage in Asia and the Pacific

Compiled by the Memory of the World Regional Committee for Asia-Pacific, this book reveals a documentary heritage of unique richness. This includes moments of historic change – from the invention of moveable metal type, the compilation of the medical knowledge of antiquity and the invention of the modern feature film to the achievement of universal suffrage for women. It captures also multiple waves of immigration, embodied in the records of indentured labourers in the Pacific and the convicts transported to Australia. At the heart of all of this stands the struggle for human rights and dignity for all peoples, from history's darkest chapters, like the atrocities of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, to such victories as Korea's democratic uprising in 1980.

 

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Memory of the World: Documentary Heritage in Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok; Hong Kong: Cloud PUblication, 2016, 160 p

ISBN 978-988-77231-0-3



14.10.2016