Pierre Brocheux is retired Professor of History at Universite de Paris VII - Denis Diderot. His many publications include Une Histoire economique du Viet Nam, 1850-2007 (2009) and, with Daniel Hemery, Indochina: An Ambiguous Colonization, 1858-1954 (2010).
Combining fresh approaches with a historical synthesis, this work presents general history of French Indochina. Focusing on economic, social, intellectual, and cultural dimensions, it treats Indochina's history from its inception in Cochinchina in 1858 to its crumbling at Dien Bien Ph in 1954 and on to decolonization.
Combining fresh approaches with a historical synthesis, this work presents general history of French Indochina. It treats Indochina's history from its inception in Cochinchina in 1858 to its crumbling at Dien Bien Ph in 1954 and on to decolonization. It sheds light on the national histories of the nation-states of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
Presents a picture of how French capital and technology transformed the Mekong Delta. From the cutting of the first canals in the 1880s to the eruption of the Viet Cong's insurgency in the 1950s, this book illuminates the subtle interactions between ecology and social change in a tropical delta.
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