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A Short History of Laos : The land in between - Grant Evans

A Short History of Laos

The land in between

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Published: 21st December 2012
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New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a readable, well-informed and comprehensive history of Laos from the little-known pre-modern dynastic era to the present day.

Before Laos: Tai -- Lan Xang kingdom -- Rise and fall of Lan Xang -- Last of the warrior kings -- Luang Phrabang in the nineteenth century -- Lao and Siamese -- Le Laos Francais: Laos mapped -- La mission civilatrice -- Colonial administration -- Revolts -- C olonial society -- Nationalism -- Lao Issara movement -- End of colonialism -- Royal Lao government: 1950s; years of optimism -- American mission civilatrice -- Phu nyai politics -- Life under the Pather Lao -- Minorities -- War, and the destruction of the RLG: War years -- New society? -- Final coalition -- Lao People's Democratic Republic: Exodus -- Prison camps -- Hmong resistance -- National security -- Vietnam's mission civiliatrice -- Collectivisation -- Stabilisation -- Only one party -- Culture and society -- Minorities -- New economic contradictions -- One step forward, two steps backward -- Laos in the modern world: Region -- Diaspora -- History and nation.

ISBN: 9781741150537
ISBN-10: 1741150531
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1