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Poetic Transformations

Eighteenth-Century Cultural Projects on the Mekong Plains

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674237230

Publication Date: 06/11/2019


308 pages

6 x 9 inches

1 photo, 3 maps

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An extremely large-scale piece of research, both intricate and many-faceted, and this research is carried out with admirable skill, thoroughness, and respect for veracity… This study is among the very finest that I have ever read on the history of Vietnam. Reading it greatly enhanced my understanding of the period it deals with. The book deserves the widest possible attention.—Eric Henry, China Review International

Ang makes a major contribution to the field of Vietnamese studies as a whole, showing that even the diverse, ever-changing, contested Mekong frontier was deeply connected to a broader and older literary tradition. These texts are challenging to translate, and few scholars have the language skills and historical knowledge to do them justice. Ang does so successfully, and with style.—Kathlene Baldanza, Journal of Asian Studies

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