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'Incidental' ethnographers : French Catholic missions on the Tonkin-Yunnan frontier, 1880-1930 / by Jean Michaud.

By: Michaud, Jean, 1957-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Studies in Christian mission: 33.Publisher: Leiden, Netherland ; Boston, Mass. : Brill, 2007Description: xv, 279 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9789004139961; 9004139966.Subject(s): Missions, French -- Vietnam | Ethnology | Vietnam, Northern -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: 'Incidental' ethnographers.DDC classification: 266/.2597 Other classification: 11.54 | LB 25605 | LB 54605 Review: "This book, connecting the fields of social anthropology and missiology, presents a body of colonial ethnographic writing applied to highland societies in the southern portion of the Mainland Southeast Asian massif. The writers under scrutiny are Catholic priests from the Societe des Missions Etrangeres de Paris. Their texts from the Upper-Tonkin vicariate, in today's southern Vietnam, are paid special attention, notably through its major contributor, F. M. Savina. The author locates this ethnographic heritage against its historical, political and intellectual background. A comparison is conducted with French missionaries-cum-ethnographers who worked among the 'natives' in New France (Canada) in the 17th century, yielding the unexpected conclusion that practically nothing from this early period of experimentation was remembered."--BOOK JACKET.
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre
England Collection BV2210 .M53 2007 (Browse shelf) Available 20-127

Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and index.

"This book, connecting the fields of social anthropology and missiology, presents a body of colonial ethnographic writing applied to highland societies in the southern portion of the Mainland Southeast Asian massif. The writers under scrutiny are Catholic priests from the Societe des Missions Etrangeres de Paris. Their texts from the Upper-Tonkin vicariate, in today's southern Vietnam, are paid special attention, notably through its major contributor, F. M. Savina. The author locates this ethnographic heritage against its historical, political and intellectual background. A comparison is conducted with French missionaries-cum-ethnographers who worked among the 'natives' in New France (Canada) in the 17th century, yielding the unexpected conclusion that practically nothing from this early period of experimentation was remembered."--BOOK JACKET.

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