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Lao scholars abroad seeking worldliness at home: Education in the west as pilgrimage from post-revolutionary Laos

Mayes, Warren Paul


Notions of belonging associated with national borders are being transformed by the diversity of overseas education experienced by urban elites from contemporary Laos. While the earlier educational journeys of colonial subjects inspired a passionate nationalism, this article argues that new pilgrimages reveal a culturally specific passion for exploration among young technocrats that circumvents the boundaries of the post-revolutionary state. The article charts the historical process of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: South East Asia Research


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