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Robson & Yee: France and Indochina – Cultural Representations [2005]

At the intersection of literary, cultural, and postcolonial studies, this volume looks at French perceptions of ‘Indochina’ as they are conveyed through a variety of media including cinema, literature, art, and historical or anthropological writings. The volume is long awaited, as France’s memory of ‘Indochina’ is understudied compared to its relationship with its former colonies in West and North Africa. The book has contemporary urgency as the makeup of France’s immigrant population changes and grows to include Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian populations.

Kathryn Robson is lecturer in the School of Modern Languages, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom. Jennifer Yee is lecturer at the University of Oxford (Christ Church).

Réf. : Robson, Kathryn & Yee, Jennifer (eds), France and Indochina: Cultural Representations, Lanham, Lexington Books, 2005, xvi-237 p.

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Table des matières : Library of Congress catalog

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This outstanding collection combines contributions from established scholars of Francophone South-East Asia with the work of some of the most talented and original new researchers in the field. The volume explores the representation and reality of colonial Indochina and also offers an introduction to some of the most innovative Francophone writers and filmmakers of the contemporary Indochinese diaspora. By pairing rigorous historical inquiry with original cultural, literary and theoretical analyses, the essays collected here reveal the complex, ambivalent connections linking France and Indochina, as well as the postcolonial legacies of the contacts and conflicts on which these connections depend. (Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool) – source : Amazon