French Indochina


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French Indochina:

see IndochinaIndochina,
Fr. Indochine, former federation of states, SE Asia. It comprised the French colony of Cochin China and the French protectorates of Tonkin, Annam, Laos, and Cambodia (Cochin China, Tonkin, and Annam were later united to form Vietnam). The capital was Hanoi.
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French Indochina

 

from the 1880’s to the late 1940’s the name of the French colonial holdings situated in the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula and including the territories of Vietnam (the protectorates of Annam and Tonkin and the colony of Cochin China), Cambodia, and Laos (beginning in the 1890’s). As a result of the revolution of August 1945 in Vietnam, the domination of the imperialists was overthrown in that country; in 1953 Cambodia became a sovereign state, as did Laos in 1954.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

French Indochina

the territories of SE Asia that were colonized by France and held mostly until 1954: included Cochin China, Annam, and Tonkin (now largely Vietnam), Cambodia, Laos, and Kuang-Chou Wan (returned to China in 1945, now Zhanjiang)
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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 colonial experience.
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.