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Vietnam Book Review: Colonial Good Life

4/16/2018 • Vietnam Magazine

The Colonial Good Life: A Commentary on Andre Joyeux’s Vision of French Indochina

translated, introduced and annotated by Michael G. Vann and Joel Montague. White Lotus Press, 2008.

French artist Andre Joyeux served as an art teacher in colonial service in Saigon in the early 20th century and vividly captured the pathos and humor of colonial culture in French Indochina. This annotated translation of Joyeux’s 1912 collection of cartoons offers unique insights into the times.

 

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