The French in Laos, 1887-1945

Stuart-Fox, Martin (1995) The French in Laos, 1887-1945. Modern Asian Studies, 29 1: 111-139. doi:10.1017/S0026749X00012646


Author Stuart-Fox, Martin
Title The French in Laos, 1887-1945
Journal name Modern Asian Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0026-749X
Publication date 1995
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0026749X00012646
Volume 29
Issue 1
Start page 111
End page 139
Total pages 29
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract This paper examines the roots of the French attitude towards Laos in motivation for annexation, and go on to discuss the impact such attitudes had on subsequent attempts to achieve the mise en valeur of the territory. Because for the French Laos was little more than a hinterland of Vietnam, hardly any consideration was given to its political future until the crisis of 1940. Even then French authorities seemed incapable of conceiving of Laos as a distinct political entity separate from other parts of Indochina. The reconstitution of the modern Lao state, it is argued, was not therefore due to France's benevolent protection, as has often been assumed, but to the Lao declaration of their independence and unity in 1945
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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