THE HANDICRAFT INDUSTRY OF THU DAU MOT PROVINCE (BINH DUONG) IN THE FRENCH DOMINATION PERIOD (1862 – 1945)
The article presents the development process of Binh Duong handicrafts under the French domination period (1962-1945). Since the Nguyen dynasty signed the Nham Tuat Peace Treaty (1862), ceding three of the southern provinces of Cochinchina and Con Lon Island to the French, Binh Duong officially became a part of the colonial Cochinchina (Cochinchine Française). After completely occupying the six provinces of Cochinchina (1867), France established a governing apparatus and carried out economic development in order to maximize profits for the country. With the strength of the handicraft industry (natural conditions, resources and labor resources), the colonial government had many policies to promote the development of traditional handicraft industries in Thu Dau Mot and Binh Duong areas.