Moreover, while Zinoman is no doubt correct that ambient republicanism spanned both sides of the independence moment in Vietnam, it must also be stressed that in French Indochina
republicanism rang especially hollow.
Drawing upon a wealth of oral interviews conducted in the United States, France, and Southeast Asia, as well as information from French archival documents, Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom: The Quest for Legitimation in French Indochina
, 1850-1960 is a detailed study of the interplay between French colonial authority and the Hmong people.
And it was largely British opium from the poppy fields of Bengal that flowed through government and private hands to smokers in the Dutch East Indies, French Indochina
, and countless other markets in Asia.
Congai is one of the first literary accounts of French Indochina
in the English language and possibly the first by an American author.
Dreams of the Hmong Kingdom explores the Hmong aspirations and their struggle for political recognition or legitimacy in French Indochina
In 1953: "If France were to withdraw her troops today, Communists would overrun not only French Indochina
but southeast Asia.
Ennis tracks Fury's career from French Indochina
to Cuba to Vietnam to Nicaragua, using the fictional but realistic Fury to trace the real and bloody history of the CIA.
France had a very turbulent relationship with Vietnam since muscling in and renaming it French Indochina
in 1887, and ruled over the place until a terrible, bloody independence was gained in 1954.
Through his own evolution as a Vietnamese patriot, he experienced the unfolding wars for Vietnam's independence--first the French Indochina
War, then the American War in Vietnam, conflicts that fused a war for independence, a civil war, a war of unification, and a Cold War-proxy war into one confusing tragic conflict.
is also the region Tully has explored in much of his previous research.
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.
Some of the more prominent stations in the region were Bogor and Bandung in the old Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia), Cameron Highlands and Penang Hill in Malaysia, and Dalat in French Indochina
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