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The Birth of Vietnamese Political JournalismSaigon, 1916-1930$
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Philippe Peycam

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780231158503

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231158503.001.0001

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Social Order in the Colonial City

Social Order in the Colonial City

(p.13) Chapter 1 Social Order in the Colonial City
The Birth of Vietnamese Political Journalism

Philippe M. F. Peycam

Columbia University Press

This chapter recounts the pre-colonial to colonial environment of Vietnam under the French rule. Before the arrival of the French in 1859, Saigon had already become the political, commercial, and cultural center of the region of Indochina, as it lay between the rural Cochinchina and the northern and central parts of Vietnam. By 1859, Saigon became the foundation of the new French expansionism in the Far East. Since then, French imperialism had shaped the character of the colonial city into three defining features the imposition of modern state apparatus; the introduction of the métropole's system of education; and the integration of Saigon into the world economy. By 1910, colonial Saigon was physically centralized to conduct administrative, economic, and military services, despite considerable delays due to improvisations and setbacks in the previous decades. The chapter discusses one of the major effects of French imperialism: Saigon as a space of heterogeneity.

Keywords:   pre-colonial Vietnam, colonial Saigon, colonial Vietnam, French rule, Cochinchina, French expansionism, Far East, French imperialism, métropole system of education

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