Inadvertent naturalistic calligraphic tendencies of literati colour-field non-figuration whose outcomes exemplify not the expression of the individual or its cult but serve the collective documentation, curation and advancement of ascetic-arts knowledge.

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(*Astriked items are newly added; listed in ascending publishing date order)

*Thomson, John. 1875. The Straits of Malacca, Indo-China, and China, or, Ten years' travels, adventures, and residence abroad, illustrated with upward of sixty wood engravings by J.D. Cooper, from the author's own sketches and photographs. New York: Harper and Bros.

*Knox, Thomas Wallace. 1880. The boy travellers in the Far East: part second, adventures of two youths in a journey to Siam and Java, with descriptions of Cochin-China, Cambodia, Sumatra and the Malay Archipelago. New York: Harper.

*Scott, James George, Sir. 1885. France and Tongking: a narrative of the campaign of 1884 and the occupation of Further India. London: T.F. Unwin.

*Anonymous. Gallica - Le Tour du monde. 1860 [1893]. (66/2e semestre). Paris.

*Smith, D. Warres. 1900. European settlements in the Far East; China, Japan, Corea, Indo-China, Straits Settlements, Malay States, Siam, Netherlands, India, Borneo, the Philippines, etc. London: S. Low, Marston and company.

*Anonymous. 1920. An official guide to eastern Asia v.5. Japan. Tetsudōshō. Tokyo, Japan: Department of Railways.

*Powell, E. Alexander. 1921. (Sulu, Borneo, Celebes, Bali, Java, Sumatra, Straits Settlements, Malay States, Siam, Cambodia, Annam, Cochin-China), with illustrations and map. New York and London:
Charles Scribner's Sons.
[Microfilm copy shelved at: NL11209]

*Norden, Hermann. 1931. A wanderer in Indo-China: the chronicle of a journey through Annam, Tong-King, Laos, and Cambodia, with some account of their people. London: H.F. & G. Witherby.
[Call no.: RCLOS 959.7 NOR - Microfilm copy shelved at: NL7464]

*Russier, Henri Élie Éduard, editor. 1931. L'Indochine française avec la collaboration de Henri Gourdon et Edouard Russier. Hanoi: Imprimerie d' Extrême-Orient.

Call no.: RDTYS q959.703 RUS]

, Virginia McLean. 1937. French Indo-China. New York: Macmillan.
[Call no.: RCLOS 959.7 THO (RFL)].
A general survey of the history and the soci-economic aspects of French Indochina.

. 1939. Malaya, Siam, Indo-China, Netherlands Indies. Singapore: American Express.
[Microfilm copy shelved at: NL11209]
Descriptions of French Indochina,
including a few brief mentions of Saigon.

*Kratoska, Paul H. (ed.). 2001. South East Asia: (Colonial History), Volume II, Empire-building during the Nineteenth Century. London; New York: Routledge.
[Call no.: RSING English 959 SOU]

*Thomas E. Ennis. 2001. The development of French Administration in Indochina: French Administrative Accomplishments. In Kratoska, Paul H. (ed.), South East Asia: Colonial History, Volume II, Empire-building during the Nineteenth Century.
[Call no.: RSING English 959 SOU ]

*Proschan, Frank. 2002. "Eunch, Mandarins, Soldats, Mazelles, Effeminate Boys, and Graceless Women: French Colonial Constructions of Vietnamese Genders." A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Duke University Press.
[Available by Project Muse]

*Proschan, Frank. 2002. "Syphilis, Opiomania, and Pederasty": Colonial Constructions of Vietnamese (and French) Social Diseases. Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (Oct.): 610-636.
[Available by Project Muse]

*Vergès, Françoise. 2003. Writing on Water: Peripheries, Flows, Capital, and Struggles in the Indian Ocean. Positions 11:1 (Spring), Duke University Press: 241-257. [Available by Project Muse]

*Trocki, Carl A. 2005. A Drug on the Market: Opium and the Chinese in Southeast Asia, 1750–1880. Journal of Chinese Overseas - Volume 1, Number 2, (November): 147-168.
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