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CREATING LAOS: THE MAKING OF A LAO SPACE BETWEEN INDOCHINA AND SIAM, 1860-1945

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CREATING LAOS: THE MAKING OF A LAO SPACE BETWEEN INDOCHINA AND SIAM, 1860-1945

CREATING LAOS: THE MAKING OF A LAO SPACE BETWEEN INDOCHINA AND SIAM, 1860-1945

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Synopsis: CREATING LAOS: THE MAKING OF A LAO SPACE BETWEEN INDOCHINA AND SIAM, 1860-1945

The existence of Laos today is taken for granted. But the crystallization of a Lao national idea and ultimate independence for the country was a long and uncertain process. This book examines the process through which Laos came into existence under French colonial rule through to the end of World War II. Rather than assuming that the Laos we see today was an historical given, the 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.This, however, is not an analysis of nation-building from the perspective of administrative and political structures. Rather, the book charts the emergence of a notion of a specifically Lao cultural identity that served to buttress Laos as a separate 'Lao space', both in relation to Siam/Thailand and within French Indochina. Based on an impressive variety of primary sources, many of them never before used in studies of Lao nationalism, this book makes a significant contribution to Lao historical studies and to the study of nation-building in Southeast Asia.

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ISBN 9788776940232
Weight 0.3221
Publisher SILKWORM BOOKS
Book Size (cm.) 137.92 x 214.12 x 13.97
Dimension Width(กว้าง)(CM) 5.4700
Dimension Length(ยาว)(CM) 8.4300
Dimension High(สูง/หนา)(CM) 0.6000
Language English
Number of Pages 238

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The existence of Laos today is taken for granted. But the crystallization of a Lao national idea and ultimate independence for the country was a long and uncertain process. This book examines the process through which Laos came into existence under French colonial rule through to the end of World War II. Rather than assuming that the Laos we see today was an historical given, the book looks at how Laos' position at the intersection of two conflicting spatial layouts of 'Thailand' and 'Indochina' made its national form a part view all

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IVARSSON, SOREN

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Soren 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.

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