Around Tonkin and Siam
- Orleans, Henri Philippe Marie, prince d'
- Print Source:
- London: Chapman and Hall, 1894
- Publication Info:
- Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Library
- Table of Contents:
- Chapter I. Arrival at Hong Kong. A visit to Canton. Its trade. The Chinese Town. The Bateaux a Fleurs. Return to Hong Kong. Experiments with Tonkin Coal.Chapter II. Arrival in Tonkin. Haiphong the question of a trade port the custom duties. A visit to the Hong Hay Coalfields. Kebao.Chapter III. The Start from Haiphong. Going up the Red River. Hong Yen. Hanoi. Description of the Town (the Concession). Rue Paul Bert. The Lake. The market. The Citadel. Stay at Hanoi. Inquiry into the Present Condition of Tonkin. The Bright Side. Mines Cultivation Industry Commerce Roads Langson Railway. The Dark side Piracy the Administrative System Finance wretched state of the Troops. Conclusion.Chapter IV. From Hanoi to Van Bou. Departure from Hanoi. Luggage. The Black River. Cho Bo (excursion to Cao Phong and to Thac By). In canoes. The Doc Ngu. Native Story. Van Yen. Our Followers Boatmen and Boys. Arrival at Van Bou.Chapter V. Van Bou. Inhabitants of the District. Thais Mans Meos. A Visit to the Meos. Excursions to the Molou Goldfields. Departure from Van Bou. On the Black River. Arrival at Laichan. Deo Van Tri his Origin his Life his Family. Excursions to the Plateau of Tafine (and the Sas the Yaos and the Yans). Meeting at Laichau with MM Massie and Gassouin. Relations with Deo Van Tri. Information about the Country. Our Departure.Chapter VI. From Laichau to Luang Prabang. Start from Laichau. Muong Moun. Legends. Plain of Theng (Dien Bien Fou). Traces of the Siamese. The French Administration. Sop Nao. The first Siamese Post. In a Pirogue. The Nam On. Muong Ngoi. A Religious Grotto. Details on the Khas. A Laotian Evening. Mekong. Pakou. The Arrival at Luang Prabang. The Consulate.Chapter VII. General Observations concerning a Laos State its Administration Population Customs and Religion. The Town the Banks of the River the Market the Pagodas and the Royal Palace. New Year Festival the Bird Market Religious Processions Dances Songs at Night the King's cortege. The Outskirts Natural History Mouhot the Flora Geology. The Trade Exports and Imports the part of the Chinese in it the future of French Trade. Conclusions.Chapter VIII. Our Return. From Luang Prabang to the Bangkok. On the Mekong Rapids. Paklay Court of Love. Upon Elephants in the Forest. The Menam the Chinese the Trade. Pac Nam Po Europeans. Bangkok.Chapter IX. Geographical position of Tonkin. The routes of penetration the Red River and its Tributaries. Navigation of the Red River. Commercial Outlets Yunnam Articles of Import and Export. Rivalry to be dreaded for our Commerce in the Eastern Markets the Yangtze Route Chung King. Burmah Routes. Routes by the Shan States. Commerce with Thibet. The Canton Route by the Sikiong and that of Pakoi by paisse. Langson Railway. Conclusions. Opinion of M de Lanessan. Slowness of the Commercial Development of Tonkin Mistakes of the Government Mistakes of Individuals. Report of M Rocher. General conclusion our future in Asia.