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Author Vann, Michael G., author.

Title The great Hanoi rat hunt : empire, disease, and modernity in French colonial Vietnam / Michael G. Vann, Liz Clarke.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection Harmon  959.73 V334g 2019    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xvii, 263 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Graphic history series
Graphic history series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-263).
Contents part I. The graphic history. Prologue ; A Tail of Two Cities ; Why Was Hanoi French? ; Who Built Hanoi? ;The Illusion of Control or What Could Possibly Go Wrong? ; Black Death in the White City! ; The Great Rat Hunt ; The Best Laid Schemes of Rats and Men -- part II. Primary sources. Urban Life. Joseph Chailley-Bert, Paul Bert au Tonkin -- "Hanoi" : Statue de Paul Bert," Pierre Dieulefils postcard ; L'Avenir du Tonkin ; Marius Borel, Souvenirs d'un vieux colonialist ; Victor Le Lan, "The Old Quarters," February 5, 1898 ; Victor Le Lan, "Opium," January 16, 1897 ; "Hanoi'-Tonkin-Musee," Pierre Dieulefils postcard ; "Rapport periodique sur la situation interieure de l'Indo-Chine (1901)" ; Alfred Cunningham, The French in Tonkin and South China ; "Hanoi-Tonkin-Pagodon du petit Lac," Pierre Dieulefils postcard ; "Chinatown Is a Menace to Health," The San Francisco Call, November 23, 1901 ;
Gouvernement-General de l'Indo-Chine, Ville de Hanoi (Tonkin) : Historique, Developpement financier, Reglementation administrative et Fonctionnement des divers services municipaux de la Ville de Hanoi, 1905 (pp. 17-19) ; Alfred Meynard, "Tonkin," in Joseph Ferriere, Georges Garros, Alfred Meynard, and Alfred Raquez, L'Indo-Chine, 1906 ; Hanoi Town Hall, Dossier: 38: "Note on the development of the City of Hanoi from 1 January 1902 to 30 June 1907" ; Brieux, Voyage aux Indes et en Indo-Chine: Simples Notes d'un Touriste ; Michael My, Le Tonkin pittoresque: Souvenirs et impressions de voyage 1921-1922 ; Hanoi's Municipal Theater ; M. Georges Maspero, Un empire colonial francais : L'Indochine ; Claude Farrere, Les Civilises ; Charles Baudelaire, "The Eyes of the Poor" ; Phan Van Hy, "The Ricksha man" ; Laurent Joseph Gaide and Pierre Marie Durolle, La Tuberculose et sa Prophlylaxie en Indochine Francaise --
The Third Plague Pandemic. Black Plague in Hawaii. Breaks Out in Two Islands--Situation in Honolulu Improves," Portsmouth Herald, February 24, 1900 ; "The Scourge of the Century," Lincoln County Leader, May 11, 1900 ; "Memorial of the Exclusion Convention Addressed to the President and Congress," The San Francisco Call, November 23, 1901 ; Claude Bourrin, Choses et gens en Indochine : Souvenirs de bonne humeur, 1898-1908 ; Commissaire Central, "Destruction des animaux, Hanoi-Ville" ; Dr. Le Roy Des Barres, Rapport sur la mortalite a Hanoi en 1903 ; Wood and thatch homes ; Gouvernement-General de l'Indo-Chine, Ville de Hanoi (Tonkin) : Historique, Developpement financier, Reglementation administrative et Fonctionnement des divers services municipaux de la Ville de Hanoi, 1905 (p. 53) ; Dr. Ortholan, "Peste en Indo-Chine, (Historique)" ; Soup vendor, Pierre Dieulefils postcard ; "Battling the Plague," Los Angeles Herald, November 15, 1908 ; Laurent Joseph Gaide and Henri Desire Marie Bodet, La Peste en Indochine ; Jacques May, Un Medecin francais en Extreme-Orient --
Voices of Resistance. Phan Trong Quang, "A Ricksha Man's Impromptu" ; Anonymous, "Poem on True Heroism" ; "Tonkin-Hanoi--Les bords du Fleuve Rouge et le Pont Doumer," Pierre Dieulefils postcard ; Anonymous, "The Asian Ballad (Chant to Raise the Consciousness of the People)" ; Inhabitants of Hanoi to Governor General ; Citizens of Hanoi to Governor General ; Superior Resident of Tonkin to Governor General of Indochina, March 27 and March 29, 1906 ; "Tonkin--Pousse-Pousse," Pierre Dieulefils postcard ; Phan Boi Chau, "The New Vietnam," 1907 ; Phan Chu Trinh, "Letter to Paul Beau," 1907 ; "Tonkin: Rapport Politique Generale pour Pannee 1908" ; Louis Bonnafort, Trente ans de Tonkin ; "Rapport de GGI Sarrut au Ministre des Colonies" ; "Paul Bert's Statues Toppled at 9:10 AM Yesterday Morning," August 2, 1945 --
part III. Historical contexts. The New Imperialism. The Imperialist Powers. China. Colonial Political Economies. Imperial Ideologies. The Realities of Colonial Rule ; Western Industrial Capitalism ; The Third Republic ; Vietnamese Resistance : Nationalist, Communist, and Everyday ; The Third Bubonic Plague Pandemic, 1855-1959 -- part IV. Making The great Hanoi rat hunt. Adventures and Boredom in the Archives -- History in the Funniest of Places ; History Outside of the Ivory Tower ; Why a Graphic History? ; Finally, Vietnam -- part V. The great Hanoi rat hunt in the classroom. Discussion Questions. The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt. Colonial History. Urban History. Vietnamese History. History of Medicine and Disease. China in World History. Method and Historiography ; Essay Topics -- Timeline of Events in Vietnam, France, and the World -- Further Resources. Suggested Histories of Vietnam ; French History ; Imperialism ; Disease ; Rats.
Summary "Tells the darkly humorous story of the French colonial state's failed efforts to impose its vision of modernity upon the colonial city of Hanoi, Vietnam. This book offers a case study in the history of imperialism, highlighting the racialized economic inequalities of empire, colonization as a form of modernization, and industrial capitalism's creation of a radical power differential between "the West and the rest." On a deeper level, The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt will engage the contradictions unique to the French Third Republic's colonial "civilizing mission," the development of Vietnamese resistance to French rule, the history of disease, and aspects of environmental history"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Hanoi (Vietnam) -- History.
Plague -- Vietnam -- Hanoi -- History.
Rats -- Control -- Vietnam -- Hanoi -- History.
Vietnam -- History -- 1858-1945.
Vietnam -- Colonization.
Vietnam -- Civilization -- French influences.
Civilization -- French influences. (OCoLC)fst00862909
Colonization. (OCoLC)fst00868483
Plague. (OCoLC)fst01065045
Rats -- Control. (OCoLC)fst01090309
Vietnam. (OCoLC)fst01204778
Vietnam -- Hanoi. (OCoLC)fst01215143
Chronological Term 1858-1945
Genre/Form Documentary comics. (OCoLC)fst01921629
Educational comics. (OCoLC)fst01921640
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst01726630
Historical comics. (OCoLC)fst01921682
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Nonfiction comics. (OCoLC)fst01921721
Educational comics.
Documentary comics.
Historical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.
Added Author Clarke, Liz, 1982- illustrator.
ISBN 0190602694 (paperback)
9780190602697 (paperback)
Standard No. 40028478376

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