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Vientiane : transformations of a Lao landscape

Author: Marc Askew; William Stewart Logan; Colin Long
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Routledge studies in Asia's transformations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Providing insights into this Southeast Asian city, this book interprets Vientiane's landscape, as a reflection of key aspects of Lao geo-political history, the nature of Lao urbanism, and its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Askew, Marc.
Vientiane.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2007
(DLC) 2006014250
(OCoLC)68416667
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Askew; William Stewart Logan; Colin Long
ISBN: 9780203392522 0203392523
OCLC Number: 320881137
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 265 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Vientiane, capital on the margins : urbanism, history and Lao identity --
Urbanism and the Lao world of the Mekong Valley --
From glory to ruins --
Land of the lotus-eaters : Vientiane under the French --
Arena of the Cold War --
The pathet Lao capital --
Reshaping Vientiane in a global age.
Series Title: Routledge studies in Asia's transformations.
Responsibility: Marc Askew, William S. Logan and Colin Long.

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