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Indochina in the 1940s and 1950s

Indochina in the 1940s and 1950s
Saya S. Shiraishi & Motoo Furuta, eds.
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This collection of essays by Japanese scholars concentrates on the field of Southeast Asian studies. An extremely important body of work, it presents something other than the traditional Western or native perspective on the history, politics, and culture of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in the 1940s and 1950s. The authors (including Masaya Shiraishi, Hirohide Kurihara, and Motoo Furuta, among others) consider various topics such as the Japanese involvement and occupation of Indochina during World War II, anti-Japanese sentiment in Indochina, Vietnam Communist Party attitudes towards Laos and Cambodia, and the early stages of the civil war in Vietnam. 1992. 196 pages.

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