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- DescriptionIn <b>Shadows and Wind</b>, <b>Robert Templer</b> paints a fascinating and fresh picture of a country usually viewed with hazy stalgia or deep suspicion. Here is Hai, an increasingly tense and troubled city approaching its millennium but uncertain of its direction. Here are people emerging from a long wilderness of malnutrition, discovering a new lifestyle of leisure and luxury. And everywhere are the amalies that burst the bubble of optimism: a vastly expensive luxury hotel sitting empty in an unkwn town six hours from an international airport; museums crammed with fake exhibits. And there remains the one-party Communist state, still wrapped in secrecy and corruption, and making for an uneasy bedfellow with the rapacious capitalism it w encourages.Drawing on hundreds of interviews in Vietnam and years of research, Robert Templer has produced the first in-depth examination of the problems facing modern Vietnam. Shadows and Wind is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the Vietnam that w has emerged from a century of conflict with both foreign powers and with itself.
- Author BiographyAfter graduating from Cambridge University <b>Robert Templer</b> worked in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Afghanistan. A regular contributor to the <b>Guardian</b> and <b>Sunday Telegraph</b> (London), he is a recipient of the prestigious Soros Fellowship and now teaches at the University of California at Berkeley.
- Author(s)Robert Templar
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication30/09/1999
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Books Ltd
- Out-of-print date22/10/2004
- Weight227 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine23 mm
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