Postcolonial Vietnam: New Histories Of The National Past

by Pelley, Patricia M.

Postcolonial Vietnam: New Histories Of The National Past

Price:  US$34.99   (SGD48.60*)
Format:  Paper Back, 326 pages
Published:  2002, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  0822329662
SB#:  032763 (160)

About This Book

New nations require new histories of their struggles for nationhood. This book takes us back to the 1950s to see how official Vietnamese historians and others rethought what counted as history, what producing history entailed, and who should be included as participants and agents in the story. Beginning with government-appointed historians' first publications in 1954 and following their efforts over the next thirty years, Patricia Pelley surveys this daunting historical process and, in doing so, opens a wide window on the historical forces and tensions that have gone into shaping the new nation of Vietnam.

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