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A Dragon Apparent : Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam - Norman Lewis

A Dragon Apparent

Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

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Travelling through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the twilight of the French colonial regime, Norman Lewis witnesses these ancient civilisations as they were before the terrible devastation of the Vietnam War. He creates a portrait of traditional societies struggling to retain their integrity in the embrace of the West. He meets emperors and slaves, brutal plantation owners and sympathetic French officers trapped by the economic imperatives of the colonial experiment. From tribal animists to Viet-Minh guerillas, he witnesses this heart-breaking struggle over and over, leaving a vital portrait of a society on the brink of catastrophic change.

"one of the best post-war travel books and, in retrospect, the most heart-rending" The Observer

Preface to the 1982 editionp. 9
Backgroundp. 15
Saigon and the Vietnamesep. 19
The Universal Religionp. 31
Sunday Diversionsp. 49
A Convoy to Dalatp. 56
Region Inconnuep. 71
Ban Methuotp. 88
The Moisp. 93
Darlacp. 103
The Rhadesp. 123
The Vanishing Tribesp. 135
Central Annamp. 152
Cholon and Cochin-Chinap. 175
Into Cambodiap. 198
King Norodom's Capitalp. 210
Angkorp. 223
Bandit Countryp. 247
Laosp. 258
The Road to Xien Khouangp. 270
Into the Meo Countryp. 286
The Viet-Minhp. 306
Indexp. 326
About the authorp. 332
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ISBN: 9780907871330
ISBN-10: 090787133X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 29th August 2003
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Type: New edition