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The Birth of Vietnamese Political Journalism: Saigon, 1916-1930

Philippe Peycam


This book is the first ever English-language study of Vietnam's emerging political press and its resistance to colonialism. Published in the decade that preceded the Communist Party's founding, it established a space for public, political contestation that fundamentally changed Vietnamese attitudes and the outlook of Southeast Asia. It directly links Saigon's colonial urbanization to the creation of new modes of individual and collective political agency. To better justify their presence, French colonialists implemented a peculiar brand of republican imperialism to encourage the development of ... More

Keywords: Vietnam, colonialism, Saigon, political press, Vietnamese journalism, activist-journalist, anticolonial nationalism, French colonialists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780231158503
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231158503.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philippe Peycam, author
International Institute of Asian Studies