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Title: Behind the Poppycock. "Bamboo Palace: Discovering the Lost Dynasty of Laos" by Christopher Kremmer [review]
Authors: Walker, Nicola
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Publishing
Nicola Walker
Pathet Lao Communist takeover
political prisoners
Khamphan Thammakhanty
Royal Lao Army
Stalking the Elephant Kings
Vietnam
Sisana Sisane
Chief Propagandist
Savang Vatthana
French
France
Vientiane Accords
Souvanna Phouma
Cambodia
Souphanouvong
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Crown Prince Vongsavang
Queen Khamphoui
Mekong
Theravada Buddhism
Issue Date: Oct-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Walker, Nicola 2003. Behind the Poppycock. Review of "Bamboo Palace: Discovering the Lost Dynasty of Laos" by Christopher Kremmer. 'Australian Book Review', No 255, October, 47.
Series/Report no.: No 255
Abstract: Walker first met a refugee from Laos, a teacher in her former life, while working part-time in a miserable egg-packing factory in the early 1980s. She had only a hazy notion of what had brought Ping to this country. Christopher Kremmer’s "Bamboo Palace" has now clarified those circumstances, and what a sad and painfully human story it is: of a 600-year-old socially iniquitous, politically benign kingdom destroyed and replaced by a totalitarian state.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/537
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 255 - October, 2003

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