passion betrayal and revolution in colonial saigon the memoirs of bao luong

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Passion Betrayal And Revolution In Colonial Saigon

Author : Hue-Tam Ho Tai
ISBN : 9780520262256
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the incredible story of Bao Luong, Vietnam's first female political prisoner. In 1927, when she was just 18, Bao Luong left her village home to join Ho Chi Minh's Revolutionary Youth League and fight both for national independence and for women's equality. A year later, she became embroiled in the Barbier Street murder, a crime in which unruly passion was mixed with revolutionary ardor. By the time of her sensational trial, Bao Luong's beloved Revolutionary Youth League had ceased to exist. Weaving together Bao Luong's own memoir with excerpts from newspaper articles, family gossip, and official documents, this book by Bao Luong's niece takes us from rural life in the Mekong Delta to the bustle of colonial Saigon. It provides a rare snapshot of Vietnam in the first decades of the twentieth century and a compelling account of one woman's struggle to make a place for herself in the world amidst intense political intrigue.

Historical Dictionary Of Ho Chi Minh City

Author : Justin Corfield
ISBN : 9781783083336
Genre : Reference
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Offering a concise overview of Ho Chi Minh City’s history and development, the ‘Historical Dictionary of Ho Chi Minh City’ presents a comprehensive historical survey of the city in the form of an alphabetical list of keywords and names, with accompanying definitions. Both well-researched and authoritative, the volume draws upon a wide range of modern sources, and contains an introductory essay about the city, a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, photographs and appendixes of supplemental information.

Rice Wars In Colonial Vietnam

Author : Geoffrey C. Gunn
ISBN : 9781442223035
Genre : History
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This book offers the first detailed English-language examination of the Great Vietnamese Famine of 1945, which left at least a million dead, and links it persuasively to the largely unexpected Viet Minh seizure of power only months later. Drawing on extensive research in French archives, Geoffrey C. Gunn offers an important new interpretation of Japanese–Vichy French wartime economic exploitation of Vietnam’s agricultural potential. Gunn asks whether the famine signaled a loss of the French administration’s “mandate of heaven,” or whether the overall dire human condition was the determining factor in facilitating communist victory in August 1945. In the broader sweep of Vietnamese history, including the rise of the communist party, the picture that emerges is not only one of local victimhood at the hands of outsiders but the enormous agency on the part of the Vietnamese themselves to achieve moral victory, no matter how controversial, tragic, and contested the outcome. As the author clearly demonstrates, colonial-era development strategies and contests also had their postwar sequels in the “American war,” just as land, land reform, and subsistence-sustainable development issues persist into the present.

Ho Chi Minh S Blueprint For Revolution

Author : Virginia Morris
ISBN : 9781476665634
Genre : History
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When Saigon fell to North Vietnamese forces on April 30, 1975, the communist victory sent shockwaves around the world. Using ingenious strategy and tactics, Hồ Chi Minh had shown it was possible for a tiny nation to defeat a mighty Western power. The same tactics have been studied and replicated by revolutionary forces and terrorist organizations across the globe. Drawing on recently declassified documents and rare interviews with Hồ Chi Minh's strategists and operatives, this book offers fresh perspective on his blueprint and the reasons behind both the French (1945-1954) and the American (1959-1975) failures in Vietnam, concluding with an analysis of the threat this model poses today.

A Story Of Vi T Nam

Author : Truong Buu Lâm
ISBN : 1432750208
Genre : History
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A Story of Vietnam narrates the history of Vietnam, from its beginnings to the present, giving equal importance to the culture and the arts as to the political or military events.While not a conventional textbook, A Story of Vietnam can, nonetheless, provide a substantial reading material to students interested in Asia. To the hyphenated Vietnamese, it can serve as a convenient reference tool to unveil the historical allusions, cultural insinuations, mythical hints, literary suggestions, ethnic idiosyncrasies they encounter every day at home. This book may also be sought after by the people who know so much already about a Vietnam as a War but who still would like to know more about a Vietnam as a culture.Four early comments: I think that to a large extent you have succeeded in your goal to write a general history that is both fun and instructive to read, and I particularly like the anecdotes and stories that you include. ...your lovely writing system and unique perspective are very compelling. I particularly like the fact that you have devoted significant thought to the literature and also arts of Vietnam. ...The chapters were a great read and the subject area will indeed be a popular one. These are real comments coming from real editors of well known publishers. They wrote them in the same letters that informed me they had turned down my manuscript. The readers will have to judge whether these comments constitute token consolation or sincere evaluation.

Radicalism And The Origins Of The Vietnamese Revolution

Author : Hue-Tam Ho Tai
ISBN : 0674746139
Genre : History
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Hue-Tam Ho Tai does justice to the influence of radicalism on a crucial point in Vietnamese history. She reveals a vibrant and explosive era of student strikes, debates on women's emancipation, revolt against the patriarchal family, and intellectual explorations of French and Chinese politics and thought.

The Country Of Memory

Author : Hue-Tam Ho Tai
ISBN : 0520222679
Genre : History
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"Hue-Tam Ho Tai's masterful collection of essays that explore how the past is being remade in contemporary Vietnam constitutes a welcome addition to the study of the larger problem of engineering memory, especially in political cultures where the identity of the nation-state is in a considerable state of flux . . .. This book also suggests that the 'commemorative fever' that is sweeping Vietnam is about more than Vietnam's history. It also has a great deal to do with the problems premodern cultures presented to those who promoted the creation of contemporary states. In this regard both Vietnam and this book offer all scholars of nationalism and remembering in the West a fascinating perspective on their own nations."--John Bodnar, Chancellors' Professor of History at Indiana University, from the Foreword

W Ras N Sangkhom Lumn M Kh Ng

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ISBN : WISC:89128193406
Genre : Mekong River Region
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New Books On Women Gender And Feminism

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ISBN : UCR:31210024308676
Genre : Feminism
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Vietnam S Forgotten Army

Author : Andrew Wiest
ISBN : 9780814794678
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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