Hanoi: City of the Rising Dragon / Edition 224

Hanoi: City of the Rising Dragon / Edition 224

by Georges Boudarel, Van Nguyen Ky
     
 

In separately authored chapters, a political and cultural portrait of the capital of Vietnam is sketched from pre-colonial times to the present. The authors, a French historian that lived in Vietnam before the departure of the French and a Vietnamese historian that lives in France, concentrate primarily on the 20th century, discussing the cultural life of the city,… See more details below

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In separately authored chapters, a political and cultural portrait of the capital of Vietnam is sketched from pre-colonial times to the present. The authors, a French historian that lived in Vietnam before the departure of the French and a Vietnamese historian that lives in France, concentrate primarily on the 20th century, discussing the cultural life of the city, the politics of resistance to colonialism, wartime destruction, life under communism, and current trends. Various sidebars offer literary and historical reflections on others' experiences with the city. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742516557
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.57(d)

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Meet the Author

Georges Boudarel, a French historian, lived in Indochina before the departure of the French, gaining firsthand experience of the Vietnamese resistance and their eventual liberation. Nguyen Van Ky is a Vietnamese scholar who specializes in contemporary life in Vietnam.

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Table of Contents

Chronology
Maps of Hanoi
Translator's Note
Foreword
Prologue1
1A City That Remembers11
2The French Model47
31945: Under the Red Flag77
41946: In the Footsteps of the Colonial Surete95
51954: A Troubled Independence115
61965-75: War or Peace133
7The Era of Renovation153
8A Capital for All Vietnamese167
Selected Bibliography175
Suggested Reading179
Index181
About the Authors and Translator189

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