A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam

A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam

by Norman Lewis
     
 

Travelling through Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia in the twilight of the French colonial regime, Norman Lewis witnesses these ancient civilisations as they were before the terrible devastation of the Vietnam War. He creates a portrait of traditional societies struggling to retain their integrity in the embrace of the West. He meets emperors and slaves, brutal plantation… See more details below

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Travelling through Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia in the twilight of the French colonial regime, Norman Lewis witnesses these ancient civilisations as they were before the terrible devastation of the Vietnam War. He creates a portrait of traditional societies struggling to retain their integrity in the embrace of the West. He meets emperors and slaves, brutal plantation owners and sympathetic French officers trapped by the economic imperatives of the colonial experiment. From tribal animists to Viet-Minh guerrillas, he witnesses this heart-breaking struggle over and over, leaving a vital portrait of a society on the brink of catastrophic change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780907871330
Publisher:
Eland Books
Publication date:
12/19/2003
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
641,526
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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