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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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In Search of a Political Role (1916–1923)

In Search of a Political Role (1916–1923)

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(p.71) Chapter 3 In Search of a Political Role (1916–1923)
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The Birth of Vietnamese Political Journalism
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Philippe M. F. Peycam

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231158503.003.0003

This chapter examines the development of the print capitalism and political consciousness in Saigon. Under the governorship of Albert Sarraut, newspapers were introduced as a means of influencing the indigenous population. This French model eventually became the means of Vietnamese correspondence for both political and socioeconomic functions, particularly for economic integration; new forms of conviviality among urbanized Vietnamese; and new modes of individual agency for and within the community. By the end of the 1920s, this political journalism had become a profession and an economic force. The chapter explores the basic processes of political journalism and the problems encountered as it persisted during the French imperialism.

Keywords:   print capitalism, political consciousness, Saigon, Albert Sarraut, newspapers, political functions, socioeconomic functions, urbanized Vietnamese, political journalism, French imperialism

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