Under the old name, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina
and later the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955-75.
19) As a colony, Cochinchina
was required to follow French Metropolitan laws on childcare, and the 1889 paternal divestment law was made applicable to French citizens in Indochina by a decree of 7 May, 1890.
23) En su Historia de las islas del archipielago filipino y reinos de la gran China, Tartaria, Cochinchina
, Malaca, Siam, Cambodge y Japon, el padre Ribadeneira informa que "los indios [filipinos] tienen buen donaire y brio, aunque son de color baza" (50).
In the introduction, the author explains why he chose to focus on the central and southern Vietnam vicariates, in other words on Cochinchina
, and gives useful details on his sources.
For example, William Alexander's original watercolour of Rio de Janeiro in 1792, made en route to Cochinchina
, was reproduced in many printed versions that circulated in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century.