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A Century in Asia: The History of the Ecole Francaise D'Extreme-Orient, 1898-2006
A Century in Asia: The History of the Ecole Francaise D'Extreme-Orient, 1898-2006
by Pierre-Yves Manguin
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A century in Asia: The history of the EFEO 1896-2006, 1 Mar. 2012
A century in Asia: The history of the EFEO 1896-2006

The École Française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO) was established in 1898 by order of Paul Doumer (1857-1932), Governor-General of French Indochina from 1897-1902 and future president of France. EFEO's raison d'être was the study and research of French Indochina, with its five entities of Tonkin, Annam, Cochinchina, Cambodia and Laos. The book, translated from the French by Helen Reid, strives for balance in detailing the many achievements and flaws of the French School. The authors do not spare their criticism when the institution's efforts resulted in selectivity and, predictably, biased interpretation of artefacts. For the first three decades, EFEO concerned itself with the epigraphy and Buddhist or Hindu religious architecture of Vietnam, Cambodia and, to a much less extent, Laos. The relentless search for Hindu influences in the art and temples of Southeast Asia meant that archaeological treasures such as the Plain of Jars of north Laos were not investigated until the 1930s, arguably after EFEO scholars forged close connections with European scholars in the Dutch colony of Java. It is to this momentous collaboration that we owe, perhaps, the First International Congress of Far Eastern Prehistorians, held in Hanoi in January 1932, a turning point in EFEO's spheres of interest. Easy to read and beautifully illustrated, this book is essential reading for anyone researching or interested not only in the history of EFEO, but the history of research of French Indochina.


Early Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia
Early Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia
by Charles Higham
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars Early Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia, 3 Oct. 2011
Charles Higham's "Early Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia" is a must for anyone wishing to study the early cultures of this region. As a veteran of archaeological research in the area, Prof. Higham is very well placed to provide a solid synthesis of latest developments in the field, starting with the early hunters and gatherers. From such a distinguished academic, we learn about Neolithic settlements, the Bronze and Iron Ages, the Development of States and the crowning glory represented by the State of Angkor, AD 802-1431. Colour maps, diagrams and ample illustrations aid the reader in this unique journey of knowledge and discovery. A short summary after each chapter reminds the reader about the salient points just discussed. The clear and concise writing style will make this book accessible to a wide readership with an interest in the early cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia.


Sisters Of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Found the Hidden Gospels: How Two Lady Adventurers Unearthed the Hidden Gospels
Sisters Of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Found the Hidden Gospels: How Two Lady Adventurers Unearthed the Hidden Gospels
by Janet Soskice
Edition: Hardcover

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4.0 out of 5 stars Double trouble, 24 July 2010
This is an excellent story that needed to be told. Meticulously researched, beautifully and authoritatively written by Prof. Janet Soskice. Just like the Scottish twins, who rose from the ranks of amateur linguists to international scholars of theology and philology, no extensive prior knowledge is required but an open mind will go a long way. How infuriating to learn that only a century ago, Cambridge did not award degrees to women!


The Deprat Affair: Ambition, Revenge and Deceit in French Indo-China (Pimlico)
The Deprat Affair: Ambition, Revenge and Deceit in French Indo-China (Pimlico)
by Roger Osborne
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars The Deprat Affair, 4 Dec. 2009
The book deals with a scandal at the Geological Service of Indochina in Hanoi early in 1917. It culminated with the demotion and later expulsion of Jacques Deprat, a brilliant geologist. Roger Osborne does an admirable job of analysing a very complex set of circumstances which saw Deprat accused of 'doctoring' his data by inserting European fossils in his collection of samples from Yunnan (South China). The book only requires basic familiarity of French Indochina at the turn of the last century and some familiarity with the world of geology. I am reading the book for the second time (as part of a PhD degree) and I cannot help feeling that despite Osborne's efforts, Deprat has not been totally rehabilitated. He was probably only guilty of arrogance and some deliberately misplaced fossils. An apology early in the unfolding of the scandal could have prevented his downfall and assured him the brilliant career he seemed destined for. Having said all of this, this morning I visited the Geological Museum of Vietnam in Hanoi and Deprat's dozens of other fossils are on display. His 40-odd scientific articles are also stored in the museum's library. In some sense, he has been rehabilitated because his fossils, and not those of his detractors, are on display in Hanoi some 80 years after the scandal broke out!


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