By Tran My-Van
Prince Cuong De, considered via the French as a pretender to the Vietnamese throne, was once a massive and engaging determine within the heritage of Vietnam’s fight for independence. He used to be very popular via many non-communist Vietnamese nationalists, yet has been nearly ‘written out’ of Vietnamese background.
Based on wide unique examine, together with interviews and critical files from the French nationwide documents, this book lines the lifetime of Cuong De as a royal exile in Japan, exploring his hyperlinks to key jap leaders and the way he campaigned for his reason and used to be supported in Japan, Vietnam and elsewhere. The author shows how Cuong De had nice hopes that imperial Japan might develop the reason for Vietnamese independence from France, in particular in the course of the eastern profession of Vietnam in 1941-5. yet those hopes have been disenchanted as Japan's Indochina coverage gave primacy to Japan's personal financial and strategic self-interest.
This e-book offers many desirable insights into the advance of Vietnamese nationalism and the lengthy, harsh fight for independence, from the viewpoint of an attractive and undeservedly missed figure.
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A Vietnamese Royal Exile in Japan: Prince Cuong De (1882-1951) (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia) by Tran My-Van