book chapter

The peasants of the Tonkin delta: a study in human geography

Les éditions d'Art et d'HistoireParis • Published In 1936 • Pages: HRAF ms.: 1-889 [original: 666 ] [incomplete]

By: Gourou, Pierre, Miller, Richard R..

Abstract
Gourou conducted field research for this classic ethnography between 1927 and 1935, particularly 1931-1935. Gourou was a professor of geography in the University of Bordeaux. The 'twofold interest' of the study lies in the fact that the Tonkin Delta -- differing from the rest of Indochina -- was heavily populated, and that it was almost exclusively inhabited by peasants. The conditions and the causes of this heavy population are minutely explored. The natural uniformity of the deltaic country contributed to create a 95 percent rural population, whose life centered around the village. It produced little, consumed little, and lived in a closed economy. Industry had not developed much beyond the familial level. The book is divided into three main parts: I. Physical surroundings, II. The peasant population, and III. The means of existence of the Tonkinese peasants.
Subjects
Fishing
Tillage
Cereal agriculture
Land use
Dwellings
Settlement patterns
Real property
Internal trade
culture
Vietnamese
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
Asia
Sub Region
Southeast Asia
Document Type
book chapter
Evaluation
Creator Type
Natural Scientist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Annemarie Holborn ; 1953; John Beierle ; 2006
Coverage Date
1900 -1935
Coverage Place
northern (BAC BO) Vietnam
Notes
[by] Pierre Gourou
Includes bibliography
Translation of: [Les paysans du delta tonkinois : étude de géograpie humaine]
This document consists of excerpts
Translated from the French for the HRAF files by Richard R. Miller ca. 1953. Omitted: pages 603-646, 653-660, and in the translated text, end-pocket maps of French edition
LCSH
Vietnamese