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Saigon : a history

Author: Nghia M Vo
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Throughout its 300-year modern history, Saigon has remained the unknown city of the Mekong Delta. This historical text examines the development of the city from 1698 to 2010. The book examines in detail the numerous political and cutltural transitions through the hands of the Chams, Khmers, Vietnamese, Chinese, French, Japanese, Americans, nationalists and communists"--Provided by publisher.
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Vo, Nghia M., 1947-
Saigon.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011
(DLC) 2011029507
(OCoLC)692291449
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nghia M Vo
ISBN: 9780786486342 0786486341 1283273462 9781283273466 9786613273468 6613273465
OCLC Number: 753966238
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (v, 301 pages) : map
Contents: Cover --
Table of Contents --
Preface --
1. The Riverine Trading Post (1698-1777) --
2. Gia Định/Saigon, the Royal Capital (1777-1802) --
3. Saigon Under the Warlords (1802-1835) --
4. Colonial Saigon (1858-1920) --
5. Saigon Through World War II (1920-1945) --
6. Saigon Under B{619}ao Đại (1945-1954) --
7. Saigon Under the Ngos (1954-1963) --
8. American Saigon --
9. Saigon and the Generals (1967-1975) --
10. Red Saigon (1975-1988) --
11. Resurgent Saigon (1988-2010) --
12. The Little Saigons --
Epilogue --
Appendix --
Chapter Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Nghia M. Vo.

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Examines the development of Saigon from 1698 to 2010, from the years as a Khmer village in the swampy and lush lands of the delta through its evolution into a huge, industrialized city. It examines  Read more...

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