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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 Laotioan populations.

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Foreword xv
Introduction 1(12)
Kathryn Robson and Jennifer Yee
Monuments and Memory
1. Taj Angkor: Enshrining l'Inde in le Cambodge
Penny Edwards
2. Representing Indochinese Sacrifice: The Temple du Souvenir Indochinois of Nogent-sur-Marne
Eric T. Jennings
Transport Networks
3. Lines of Communication: Thematics of Direction and Strategies of Narration in Colonial Indochina
Christopher Robinson
4. Automobiles and Anomie in French Colonial Indochina
David Del Testa
Tropical angst?
5. Disturbing the Colonial Order: Dystopia and Disillusionment in Indochina
Nicola Cooper
6. Of le Cafard and Other Tropical Threats: Disease and White Colonial Culture in Indochina
Michael G. Vann
Women in and against Empire
7. French Women and the Empire
Marie-Paule Ha
8. Vietnamese New Women and the Fashioning of Modernity
Judith Henchy
Screening Indochina
9. Camille's Breasts: The Evolution of the Fantasy Native in Régis Wargnier's Indochine
Lily V. Chiu
10. Trân Anh Hùng as Diasporic Filmmaker
Carrie Tarr
Writing Indochina
11. From Incest to Exile: Linda Lê and the Incestuous Vietnamese Immigrants
Tess Do
12. "Cholen, la capitale chinoise de l'Indochine française": Rereading Marguerite Duras's (Indo)Chinese Novels
Julia Waters
13. Playing Hardball: Linda Lê's Les Trois Parques
Jane Bradley Winston
14. Jean Hougron's Indochina: Fantasy and Disillusionment
Jack A. Yeager
Selected Bibliography 219(10)
Name Index 229(6)
Contributors' Details 235

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