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Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. N° de ref. de la librería GD-117-79-8798798
Sinopsis: This overview ranges across the history, sociology, politics and economy of this small landlocked kingdom turned People's Republic. Theravadins stand for the majority Lao Loum Buddhist population. Commissars stand for the soldierbureaucrats who struggled to rebuild Laos in a communist mould. Colonialists stand as a metaphor for the French, and their American successors, who supported the kingdom in the long civil war against Cold War adversaries. Once a synonym for war and revolution, Laos today is a nation struggling to take its place in the prosperity of the ASEAN economies. However, the question of how the communist Pathet Lao movement triumphed against all adversity, remains unanswered. After the victory, the question arises of how successful the first generations of communist rulers have been in managing this country, even by their own standards? This book weaves together a number of threads in the endeavor to answer these and other questions. The book is divided in five parts: Facts and Theory; Anti-Colonial Stirrings; Civil War; Men who Make History; State, Nation and Army, and Problems of Development. An overview of recent research and suggestions for the way forward concludes the book. While the book forms a unity, the essays stand alone and may be read as parallel histories in their own right.
Título: Theravadins, Colonialists and Commissars in ...
Editorial: White Lotus Co Ltd
Año de publicación: 1998
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción White Lotus Co Press, Bangkok, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: VG. Not ex-lib. Softcover in white illustrated wraps, French flaps, 8vo. xii + 277pp. Index, bibliography, endnotes. NF. Light spine slant toward lower end with no effect on strong binding. Foxing to upperpages edges.Else Fine: Wraps and pages bright and unmarked. Colors on front illustrtion especially strong. Small ideogram stamp upper corner ffep. Nº de ref. de la librería 021927
Descripción White Lotus Co Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M9748434397