Dust beneath the mist: state and frontier formation in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, the 1955-61 period
As an undergraduate student, I read about the distinctiveness of the Central Highlands of Vietnam and its inhabitants in comparison to the Kinh people, the dominant majority from the plains. I was often left with the feeling that these people and their cultures were teetering on the edge of endangerment with the arrival of Kinh settlers and the Vietnamese state. This is the typical storyline of state formation on the frontier, telling how a sophisticatedly organized and technologically powerful...[Show more]
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