The Dutch East Indies, French Indochina
, and the Philippines are virtually ignored.
Congai's republication for an Anglophone readership is particularly welcome in a period when the revival of colonial literature on French Indochina
has been undertaken almost exclusively in the French language, in particular by the French publishers Kailash and L'Harmattan.
The overemphasis on the internal rivalry between Hmong leaders and the dichotomous framework that Lee employs to depict Hmong life in French Indochina
, however, marks a shortcoming of Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom.
This oversight is more perplexing given that Part 4 on hevea cultivation focuses heavily on plantations in French Indochina
, which supplied rubber for Michelin.
Graham Greene's novel The Quiet American--adapted into films in 1958 and 2002--was inspired by the author's experiences as a war correspondent in French Indochina
in the early 1950s, in particular by his conversations with American aid worker Lee Hochstetter while the two were driving back to Saigon from a tour to Ben Tre province in the countryside in October 1951.
Indeed, France should recall its own troubles in dealing with the Viet Minh in its former colony of Vietnam (French Indochina
) and in dealing with the independence movement in Algeria.
He also won the Military Cross for overseeing a highly dangerous mission in French Indochina
after the war ended.
In this book, Anthony James Joes analyzes the Maoist revolution in China, Ho Chi Minh's victory in French Indochina
, Fidel Castro in Cuba, and the Afghan victory over the Soviets.
With lensers Eric Deroo (who co-directed) and Vincent Schmitt (who edited), Perrin has delivered a galvanizing reflection on national identity, colonial rule, war and its cost through the complex Vietnam prism, particularly the French Indochina
Moreover, British politicians were resentful because Thailand had declared war on the Allies when the Japanese marched into that country because, somewhat earlier, the Thai had seized areas of Cambodia--by then part of French Indochina
. The Americans had a greater understanding of Thai opportunism in the war, and after the Cambodian territories were returned the situation began gradually to normalize.
There exists in the sexual relationships of Western white men and Asian brown women in French Indochina
an exploitive nature that assists in identifying one cause of the bitter Franco-Viet Minh War that erupted in the mid-1940s.
58)--a neat allusion to its medical role and its eventual status in the colony--of French Indochina