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Keystone Of Indochina, 1st Edition

By Arthur J Dommen


202 pages

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Theravada Buddhists in the lowlands and animists in the mountains, the people of Laos have wanted nothing more than to live at peace. Unfortunately, their country's location between two more powerful neighbors, Vietnam and Thailand, has made it the victim of invasion and domination since the fifteenth century. In this analytic introduction to Laos,

Table of Contents

Preface -- Land and People -- The Precolonial Period (to 1893) -- The Colonial Period and the First Geneva Conference (1893–1954) -- Independence to the Second Geneva Conference (1954–1962) -- The Final Years of the Kingdom (1962–1975) -- Lao People's Democratic Republic (1975-Present) -- Foreign Relations -- The Economy -- Culture and Society -- Prospects

About the Author

Arthur J. Dommen is an agricultural economist with the Africa and Middle East Branch, International Economics Division, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was formerly bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times in Tokyo, New Delhi, and Saigon and for United Press International in Saigon and Hong Kong, as well as a Paris correspondent covering the Vietnam negotiations in 1968 and 1969.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies