By Dr. Kou Yang
Paperback, 157 pages, 6x9, 2019
After being away from the province for over 43 years, the author felt like a stranger to the Sayaboury Province, a place he used to call home. By reconnecting with the Sayaboury Province, Dr. Yang hopes to provide readers a better understanding of the history, the land, and the people of Sayaboury — the Land of a Million Elephants.
"With long and informed experience, Dr. Kou Yang has assembled a book which explores the historical and cultural roots of Sayaboury Province where he grew up long ago. His early recollections provide a rare glimpse of the province decades ago. The book also describes the many ethnic groups of the province. And, Dr. Kou also covers the current economic and political situation of the province. The work is a fascinating case study of one of the most unique provinces of Laos."
Former State Department official who played a leading role in protecting and resettling Indochina, Hmong and Laotian minority refugees to the U.S.