French Indochina


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French Indochina

n
(Placename) the territories of SE Asia that were colonized by France and held mostly until 1954: included Cochin China, Annam, and Tonkin (now largely Vietnam), Cambodia, Laos, and Kuang-Chou Wan (returned to China in 1945, now Zhanjiang)

French′ Indochi′na


n.
an area in SE Asia, formerly a French colonial federation: now comprising the three independent states of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
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Noun1.French Indochina - the French colonies of the territory now occupied by Cambodia, Laos, and VietnamFrench Indochina - the French colonies of the territory now occupied by Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
Indochina, Indochinese peninsula - a peninsula of southeastern Asia that includes Myanmar and Cambodia and Laos and Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam
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Vietnam declared independence from French Indochina, triggering a war between colonial power France and the communist Viet Minh.
The Uprooted: Race, Children, and Imperialism in French Indochina, 1890-1980.
In about 90 days beginning on December 8, 1941, Japan overran the possessions of Britain, France, the US and the Netherlands in east and south-east Asia, taking the Philippines, Singapore, Malaya, Hong Kong, the Dutch East Indies; much of Siam and French Indochina and Burma with bewildering swiftness to stand poised at the borders of India by early 1942."
Imperial Intoxication takes us from the dawn of "French Indochina," when France imposed its domination on Viet Nam, Cambodia, and Laos, through the establishment of administrative structures, and the concomitant need to make the venture a lucrative one.
Both Cambodia and Laos were part of French Indochina until gaining independence in 1953.
Duvelle recounts how his grandfather was a governor in Cambodia, a former colony in French Indochina. His niece Elvire is a dedicated member of activist group Femen, and the documentary's vast scope takes in as much of provincial politics as it encapsulates the modern spectre of global terrorism; a gripping coda highlights the deadly attacks in Paris in 2015.
Marguerite Duras was born in 1914 in French Indochina, now Vietnam.
"I have been satisfied with that role, but after so many years in Denmark I don't suddenly want to become number three and become some kind of wearisome attachment." Henrik lived his first five years in French Indochina. He graduated from universities in Paris, learned Mandarin and Vietnamese and spent a year at the Hong Kong University from 1958-1959.
Henrik initially lived his first five years in French Indochina. He graduated from universities in Paris and Hong Kong in 1958-59.
Here are ten of his best loved movies, giving a taste of Gable's incredible talent: Red Dust (1932) Directed by Victor Fleming, this romantic drama casts an early Gable as plantation owner Dennis Carson, whose operation in the French Indochina is fraught with horrific circumstances, such as overworked employees, tigers in the jungle and the titular dust storms.
The historic bridge was built between 1899 and 1902 by the firm Dayde & Pille of Paris and opened to traffic in 1903, initially named the Paul-Doumer Bridge after the then-governor general of French Indochina and later president of France.
According to court testimony, A-chiang first seduced Hsiao-chen by inviting her to the teachers' lounge to watch the film "L'amant" (The Lover), a sexually explicit film about an illicit affair between a teenage French girl and a wealthy Chinese man in French Indochina. After the film, A-chiang started touching Hsiao-chen's body, to which she reportedly responded "this is very strange." One to two weeks later, again in the teachers' lounge, A-chiang rubbed her breasts and lower body.