Creating Laos: The Making of a Lao Space Between Indochina and Siam, 1860-1945
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BeschreibungExamines the process through which Laos came into existence under French colonial rule through to the end of World War II. This book looks at how Laos' position at the intersection of two conflicting spatial layouts of 'Thailand' and 'Indochina' made its national form a particularly contested process.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface; Abbreviations; Thai and Lao Language Conventions; Introduction; 1. The Colonial Encounter; 2. Thai Discourses on History and Race; 3. Roads, History, Religion and Language, 1893-1940; 4. The Campaign for a National 'Re-awakening', 1941-1945; 5. Setting Laos Free from the French; Bibliography; Index
PortraitSoren Ivarsson is Associate Professor in History at the University of Copenhagen. He works on the history of Thailand and Laos with a particular focus on nationalism and historiography.
Pressestimmen"Ivarsson's book is a path breaking study of Lao nationalism and the emergence of the modern idea of Laos. This subtle cultural and political history is informed not only by the author's understanding of Laos, but also by his deep knowledge of Thailand, the foil for Lao nationalism. It will inspire others to launch similar detailed investigations into the country's past." - Grant Evans, University of Hong Kong
Untertitel: 'Nias Monographs'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NORDIC INST OF ASIAN STUDIES
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2008
Seitenanzahl: 238 Seiten