Prince Phetsarath (1890–1959): Nationalism and Royalty in the Making of Modern Laos

@article{Ivarsson2007PrinceP,
  title={Prince Phetsarath (1890–1959): Nationalism and Royalty in the Making of Modern Laos},
  author={S. Ivarsson and Christopher E. Goscha},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={38},
  pages={55 - 81}
}
A biography of Prince Phetsarath highlights how a specific idea about Laos and its culture was formed under French colonial rule and nurtured under the Japanese occupation and its aftermath. During these periods, Phetsarath's understanding of Lao cultural nationalism was transformed into a political and anticolonial nationalism. While ultimately a study of failure, Phetsarath's activities show that anticolonial nationalism did not always have to be linked to Communist movements to be… Expand
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