Colonial political myth and the problem of the other: French and Vietnamese in the protectorate of Annam
This thesis explores French colonial perceptions of Vietnamese- cultural identity derived from the fusion of collective projections of European Self and Asian Other with the French fallacy of Vietnam as "little China". Colonialism mythologised these perceptions to meet the personal needs of French officials (and others) to feel securely in control of their alien Asian environment. Myths of Self and Other appeared early in colonial Cochinchina, and persisted in their initial form until...[Show more]
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