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Pavie Mission Indochina Papers

We also published On Horseback through Indochina Otto Ehlers's Great Asian Adventure Trilogy, a journey through areas also covered by the Pavie Mission, and The Mekong Exploration Commission Report (1866-68), the report of the first great French expedition to assess the economic significance of the Mekong River.

 

PAVIE MISSION EXPLORATION WORK
: Vol. 1
of the Pavie Mission Indochina Papers (1879-1895)

by Pavie, Auguste

US$32.00
Book order code : E 22 076


Volume 1 is the first part of The Pavie Mission Indochina Papers (1879-1895), written by Auguste Pavie himself it provides an overview of exploration work done in Cambodia, Siam, Laos and Tonkin. The various French expeditions, carried out by a score of prominent researchers under the name Mission Pavie, not only compiled a wealth of new scientific and historical information and details of natural history and drew up maps-especially of disputed border areas between Laos, Siam, Cambodia, Yunnan and Vietnam-they also produced political results serving the pro-colonial faction in France. This book contains short descriptions of numerous journeys made in Cambodia, the Great Tonle-Sap Lake district between Siam and Cambodia, the Mekong in Cambodia, North Siam and its border areas with Laos, East Laos and its border areas with Tonkin, present-day Vietnam, and the Laotian areas bordering the middle part of Vietnam, then Annam. Together with a series of maps and itineraries published in Volume 2 of the series, Atlas of the Pavie Mission, that guide the reader through these still relatively remote areas, period photographs create an image of the adventurous world of nineteenth century Indochina.

(Bangkok 1999, First English translation of 1901, 1906) ISBN 974-8434-76-1
774 pp., 234 illus., 150 x 210 mm, pbk.

 

 

ATLAS OF THE PAVIE MISSION
: Vol. 2
of the Pavie Mission Indochina Papers (1879-1895)

by Pavie, Auguste

US$32.00
Book order code : E 22 073


This volume provides an overview of exploration work done in Cambodia, Siam, Laos and Vietnam by means of maps produced by the explorers and numerous itineraries of staff members of the mission. The various French expeditions, carried out by a score of prominent researchers under the name Mission Pavie, not only compiled a wealth of new scientific and historical information and details on natural history they also drew up accurate maps for areas where no western mapping work had previously been undertaken-especially in disputed border areas between Laos, Siam, Cambodia, Yunnan and Vietnam. This atlas also contains a number of color plates, masterpieces of the art of the time, that were incorporated in various research reports of the mission. Short descriptions place these in the context of the work of the Pavie Mission as documented in the other volumes in this series. However, this Atlas should be used together with Volume 1 of the series: Auguste Pavie, Pavie Mission Exploration Work. Laos, Cambodia, Siam, Yunnan & Vietnam.

(Bangkok 1999, First English translation from 1903) ISBN 974-8434-75-3
206 pp., 35 pp. illus. in color, 81 pp. maps, 210 x 290 mm, pbk.

 

TRAVELS REPORTS OF THE PAVIE MISSION
: Vol. 3 of the Pavie Mission Indochina Papers (1879-1895)

by Pavie, Auguste

US$32.00
Book order code : E 22 114


This volume includes Auguste Pavie's reports on his work in Upper Laos to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, his vivid account of the destruction of Luang Prabang and parts of his diaries on the 1893 Paknam Gunboat Incident which was the pretext the French needed to detach the Laotian territories from Siam. An overview of exploration work and Pavie's political dealings with the Black Flag irregulars in respect to their submission and the turning over of suzerainty to France is given. The ultimate goal-making a link suitable for use by traders between Hanoi and Luang-Prabang as well as other trade outlets on the Mekong-is also docu-mented. Reports on Laos cover the areas inhabited by the Puan and various Thai, Meo, and Kha tribes as well as insights into the politics of local warlords and functionaries appointed by the various suzerains of these valleys which are today part of Burma, Laos, and Yunnan in southern China. Volume 2 of this series, Atlas of the Pavie Mission, contains maps accom-panying these explorations and plates documenting the gunboat battle at Paknam in 1893.

(Bangkok 1999, First English translation from 1911, 1919) ISBN 974-8434-82-6
774 pp., 111 illus., 150 x 210 mm, pbk.


 

TRAVELS IN CENTRAL VIETNAM AND LAOS
: Vol. 4 The Pavie Mission Indochina Papers (1879-1895)

by Malglaive, J. de & A.-J. Riviere

US$22.00
Book order code : E 22 148


Written by two untiring French army explorers the fourth volume provides an overview of exploration work done in the Central parts of Laos and Vietnam. The various itineraries cover the area between Luang Prabang and Bassac on the Mekong and Vinh and Hué on the Vietnamese coast. The maps produced by these professional topographers comprise important river valleys only partially uncovered until then, the country of the Puan and the settlement areas of various primitive so-called Kha tribes of the plateaus and mountains covering the narrow strip of land between Siam (Thailand) and French Indochina. The explorations were carried out in the framework of the Mission Pavie and politically motivated. The itineraries during this part of the work were in particular geared to finding convenient access roads from the Mekong to the coast. Together with a series of maps and itineraries published in Volume 2 of the series, Atlas of the Pavie Mission, that guide the reader through these still relatively remote areas, period photographs provide images of tribes long gone and primitive virgin landscapes thoroughly changed by development.

(Bangkok 2000; First English translation of 1902) ISBN 974-8434-78-8
350 pp., 48 pp. illus., 150 x 210 mm, p
bk.

 

TRAVELS IN UPPER LAOS AND ON THE BORDERS OF YUNNAN AND BURMA
:Vol. 5 The Pavie Mission Indochina Papers (1879-1895)

by Lefevre-Pontalis, Pierre

US$25.00
Book order code : E 22 166

The fifth part of The Pavie Mission Indochina Papers (1879-1895). The book provides an overview of exploration work done in the upper part of Laos and on the borders of Laos and Vietnam, as parts of French Indochina, and British Burma and China. The various itineraries in Upper Laos cover western areas bordering the British, Chinese and Siamese possessions and constitute a preparation for a definitive settlement with the governments of British Burma and Yunnan, part of China. The maps produced by these professional topographers comprise important areas along the Mekong not yet surveyed until then, the roads towards Siam from Yunnan and Muong Sing and, in general, the Sip Song Pahn Na dependencies of Siam. The book also documents villages of various primitive Kha tribes and mixtures of various races living in this area covered with the mule trails of traders. The explorations were often politically motivated and resulted in the annexation of Muong Sing to French Indochina. Volume 2 of this series, Atlas of the Pavie Mission, contains the maps accompanying these explorations.

(Bangkok 2000; First English translation of 1902) ISBN 974-8434-79-6
402 pp., 80 pp. illus., 150 x 210 mm,
pbk.

 

 

TRAVELS IN LAOS AND AMONG THE TRIBES OF SOUTHEAST INDOCHINA
:Vol. 6
The Pavie Mission Indochina Papers (1879-1895)

by Cupet, P.

US$25.00
Book order code : E 22 189

Travels in Laos and among the Tribes of Southeast Indochina is the sixth part of The Pavie Mission Indochina Papers (1879-1895). It provides an overview of exploration work done in parts of Central Laos and on the borders of Laos with Cambodia and Vietnam, parts of French Indochina. The various itineraries in Laos cover the search for passages between the Mekong and the Vietnamese coast, the country of the Puan people and territories inhabited by tribes which were either under Vietnam's or Siam's suzerainty or called themselves independent. The book also documents lifestyles and customs of various Moi, Bahnar, Djiarai, Sedang, and other primitive tribes. Some of these forgotten ethnic groups had already been visited by French Catholic missionaries who contributed valuable ethnic data to the reports of the Pavie Mission. The explorations were often politically motivated and resulted in French occupation of territories belonging to the primitive tribes of southern Laos and Vietnam. Volume 2 of this series, Atlas of the Pavie Mission, contains a score of maps accompanying these explorations of then unexplored territory.

(Bangkok 2000; First English translation of 1900) ISBN 974-7534-83-4
458 pp., 40 pp. illus., 150 x 210 mm, pbk.



MISSION PAVIE INDO-CHINE 1879-1895 GEOGRAPHIE ET VOYAGES VII
: Journal de Marche (1888-1889) - Evenements du Siam (1891-1893)( VOL 7)

by Pavie, Auguste

US$117.00
Book order code :E 22 052

A facismile reprint of the original print run which has been destroyed by the French authorities shortly after publications.

(Bangkok 1999; repr. from 1919) ISBN 974-8434-74-5
380 pp. illus., 3 maps, 230 x 285 mm

 

TRAVELS IN LAOS
: The Fate of the Sip Song Pana and Muong Sing (1894-1896)

by Lefevre, Emile

US$25.00
Book order code : E 21 809

 


Written by a member of the famous Pavie Mission, this book describes a dramatic episode in the tale of French conquests in Indochina. The rivalry of British imperialism and French colonial activists, mostly operating from their Indochinese base in Saigon, reached its culmination when the Asian possessions of the superpowers met in Upper Laos. Several small states that had been able to preserve their relative independence by paying tribute to virtually all regional powers, were finally caught up in the endgame of colonial expansion. France was to be the victor this time and formerly neutral states such as Muong Sing, the Hua Pan Tang Ha Tang Hoc, the Sip Song Chu Tai and the Sip Song Pana, with their semi-independent rulers, were to disappear, to become present-day Laos and part of Vietnam. The story unfolds amidst the wild landscapes and fertile valleys of Upper Laos where, for centuries, different peoples, all with their particular customs, dress and languages, had fought each other for control of the land and the trade routes. The mission and Dr. Lef?vre spared no effort to travel the country back and forth until finally a Franco-British agreement settled the border and also the fate of the peoples. In many cases, Dr. Lef?vre was the first white man the tribes saw and he, in turn, was the last man to see their authentic life styles.

(Bangkok 1995, first English translation from 1898) ISBN 974-8496-38-4
229 pp., 130 x 200 mm, pbk.

 

AMONG THE TRIBES OF SOUTHERN VIETNAM AND LAOS
: 'Wild' Tribes and French Politics on the Siamese Border (1891)

by Cupet, Captain P.

US$18.00
Book order code : E 22 028


This book reports a chapter of Franco-Siamese politics played out in 1890-91 among the independent tribes inhabiting the crossroads between French Southern Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Since various semi-independent states in present-day Southern Laos and Cambodia were under the sovereignty of and paid tribute to the King of Siam, Siamese military units were once again confronting the dominant colonial power, France, on the borders. The author, Captain P. Cupet, was a member of the famous Pavie Mission and studied the politics as well as the ethnography and anthropology of the tribes for years. Therefore, this report incorporates significant material on such tribes as the Rad?, the Djiara?, the Davak, the C?dang, the Brao, the Bahnar and many smaller tribes. His pictorial material is outstanding and unrivalled as a record of the peoples that, in the 1960s, during the struggle for the forest trails in the next Vietnam war, entered big power politics once again.

(Bangkok 1998, First English trans. from 1893) ISBN 974-8434-45-1
194 pp., illus. 16 pp. color illus., 150 x 210 mm,pbk
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We also published On Horseback through Indochina Otto Ehlers's Great Asian Adventure Trilogy, a journey through areas also covered by the Pavie Mission, and The Mekong Exploration Commission Report (1866-68), the report of the first great French expedition to assess the economic significance of the Mekong River.

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