English book for download Hanoi: City of the Rising Dragon

Hanoi: City of the Rising Dragon

Hanoi: City of the Rising Dragon

by Georges Boudarel, Van Nguyen Ky

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781461704423
Pages: 208
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 6 Mb
Date posting: 2020-07-03
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For many Westerners, Hanoi evokes memories only of war and bitter loss. But Hanoi is much more than the capital of Vietnamese communism. Ancient seat of the royal house, then center of the French colonial empire in Indochina, and finally birthplace of Vietnamese independence, Hanoi is today a thriving urban center with a rich history all its own. Georges Boudarel and Nguyen Van Ky paint a vivid portrait of a city that is now awakening to the modern era. Together they reveal Hanoi in its myriad facets, from the ...