de Poncins, Gontran: FROM A CHINESE CITY. In the Heart of Peacetime Vietnam. New York, 1957. 256 pp. c. 20 b/w illustrations. 22x15 cm. Cloth, dustjacket preserved with protective cover.
Describes Cholon, the Chinese river city on the fringe of Saigon, in the late 1950s at a time when the French were leaving and traditional Chinese culture was vanishing. An interesting read. First English edition, translated by Bernard Frechtman.
Item 235 in List 203.
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