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The Penguin history of modern Vietnam

Author: Christopher E Goscha
Publisher: [London], UK : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the centuries the Vietnamese have beenboth colonizers themselves and the victims of colonization by others. Their country expanded, shrunk, split and sometimes disappeared, often under circumstances far beyond their control. Despite these often overwhelming pressures, Vietnam has survived as one of Asia's most striking and complex cultures. As more and more visitors come to this extraordinary country, there has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Also issued (with revisions) as:
Goscha, Christopher E.
Vietnam : a new history.
New York : Basic Books, [2016]
(OCoLC)945797017
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher E Goscha
ISBN: 9781846143106 1846143101
OCLC Number: 953130310
Description: xxxviii, 633 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The many different Vietnams --
Northern configurations --
A divided house and a French imperial meridian line? --
Altered states --
Rethinking Vietnams --
The failure of colonial republicanism --
Colonial society and economy --
Contesting empire and nation-states --
States of war --
Internationalized states of war --
A tale of two republics --
Towards one Vietnam --
Cultural change in the long twentieth century --
The tragedy and the rise of modern Vietnam --
Vietnam from beyond the red river --
Authoritarianism, republicanism, and political change.
Responsibility: Christopher Goscha.
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