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

  title={Prince Phetsarath (1890–1959): Nationalism and Royalty in the Making of Modern Laos},
  author={S{\o}ren Ivarsson and Christopher E. Goscha},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  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… 
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Un épisode oublié de l'histoire du Laos: Le complot de Chinaimo (1954-55) (Paris: Centre d'Histoire et Civilisations de la Péninsule Indochine
  • 1986
Instructions pour Monsieur Michaudel, très secret, Hanoi, 12.8.1947', CAOM, HCI, box 163
    Note pour M. le Haut Commissaire
      Note pour le HC
      • CAOM, HCI, box 163, file Phetsarath
      CAOM, HCI, box 161, file Laos, Phetsarath. For Pignon's initiative see Gentil
        /ARL, daté du 15 août 1950, Assemblée Nationale Résistance Lao à Altesse Phetsarath, par les soins du représentant de la RDVN à Bangkok
          Ambassadeur de France au Laos, à Son Excellence M Christian Pineau
          • Ministre des Affaires Étrangères
          • 1944
          both in CAOM, HCI, box 163, file Laos, Phetsarath; Commissariat Général de France en Indochine, Direction du Service de Protection de la Représentation Civile Française et du Corps Expéditionnaire
          • This issue is documented in 'Note pour MM Commissaire: activités en Thaïlande de SAR Phetarath
          Phetsarath's instructions are in intercepted document 'Lettre adressée par Tiao Phetsarath à Thao Khamtai
            Président du Conseil [Souphanouvong] à Son Altesse le Prince Phetsarath, Chef de l'État du Pathet Lao
            • SHAT, box 10H550