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Hanoi: City of the Rising Dragon / Edition 224
     

Hanoi: City of the Rising Dragon / Edition 224

by Georges Boudarel
 

ISBN-10: 0742516555

ISBN-13: 9780742516557

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

For many Westerners, Hanoi evokes memories only of war and bitter loss. But Hanoi is much more than the capital of Vietnamese communism. Ancient seat of the royal house, then center of the French colonial empire in Indochina, and finally birthplace of Vietnamese independence, Hanoi is today a thriving urban center with a rich history all its own. Georges Boudarel and

Overview

For many Westerners, Hanoi evokes memories only of war and bitter loss. But Hanoi is much more than the capital of Vietnamese communism. Ancient seat of the royal house, then center of the French colonial empire in Indochina, and finally birthplace of Vietnamese independence, Hanoi is today a thriving urban center with a rich history all its own. Georges Boudarel and Nguyen Van Ky paint a vivid portrait of a city that is now awakening to the modern era. Together they reveal Hanoi in its myriad facets, from the aromas of its traditional cuisine to its destruction in wartime to the modern era of motorcycles and movie theaters. Part history, part paean, this book takes us into the heart of a city just emerging from the storms of the twentieth century.

Author Biography: 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.

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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Table of Contents

Chronologyvii
Maps of Hanoixiv
Translator's Notexix
Forewordxxi
Prologue1
Part IThe Spirit of the City
1A City That Remembers11
2The French Model47
Part IIHistory and Its Secrets
31945: Under the Red Flag77
41946: In the Footsteps of the Colonial Surete95
Part IIIToward Liberation
51954: A Troubled Independence115
61965-75: War or Peace133
Part IVVisions of the Future
7The Era of Renovation153
8A Capital for All Vietnamese167
Selected Bibliography175
Suggested Reading179
Index181
About the Authors and Translator189

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