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    Indochina: An Ambiguous Colonization, 1858-1954 (From Indochina to Vietnam: Revolution and War in a Global Perspective (Hardcover)) (Hardback) By (author) Pierre Brocheux, By (author) Daniel Hemery, Translated by Ly Lan Dill-Klein, Translated by Eric Jennings, Translated by Nora Taylor


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    DescriptionCombining new approaches with a groundbreaking historical synthesis, this accessible work is the most thorough and up-to-date general history of French Indochina available in English. Unique in its wide-ranging attention to economic, social, intellectual, and cultural dimensions, it is the first book to treat Indochina's entire history from its inception in Cochinchina in 1858 to its crumbling at Dien Bien Ph in 1954 and on to decolonization. Basing their account on original research as well as on the most recent scholarship, Pierre Brocheux and Daniel Hemery tell this story from a perspective that is neither Eurocentric nor nationalistic but that carefully considers the positions of both the colonizers and the colonized. With this approach, they are able to move beyond descriptive history into a rich exploration of the ambiguities and complexities of the French colonial period in Indochina. Rich in themes and ideas, their account also sheds new light on the national histories of the emerging nation-states of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, making this book essential reading for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the region, in the Vietnam War, or in French imperialism, among other topics. Caption translations provided in part by Nina Fink.

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    An Ambiguous Colonization, 1858-1954
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pierre Brocheux, By (author) Daniel Hemery, Translated by Ly Lan Dill-Klein, Translated by Eric Jennings, Translated by Nora Taylor
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 508
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 513 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520245396
    ISBN 10: 0520245393

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
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    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY20, CULT/SEASIN
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS048000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1950
    DC22: 959.703, 959.7/03
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    LC classification: DS548 .B7613 2009
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    Illustrations note
    14 line illustrations, 10 maps, 37 tables
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    05 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Pierre Brocheux is Professor of Contemporary History at Universite Paris VII-Denis Diderot and the author of Ho Chi Minh: A Biography and The MeKong Delta: Ecology, Economy and Revolution, 1860-1960. Daniel Hemery is Professor of Contemporary History at Universite Paris VII-Denis Diderot and the author of In the Servitude of Power: Energy and Civilization through the Ages, among other books.
    Review quote
    "There is an extraordinary amount of useful information and well-crafted argument in this book; it deserves to be consulted widely."--Journal of Modern History "An excellent book."--Asian Affairs "[A] finely crafted, well-referenced, and indexed work of almost encyclopedic rage."--Journal of Contemporary Asia "It is the first and still the only comprehensive, synthetic text covering the French period in Indochina."--South East Asia Research "A comprehensive and critical account... A rewarding text."--Canadian Journal of History