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Postcolonial Vietnam


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November 2002

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

"A lively and well-written contribution to both southeast Asian and postcolonial studies, exploring the construction of myth and memory in an Asian society with unusually severe constraints on such activities, given its multiple colonial dependencies in modern times."--Alexander Woodside, University of British Columbia

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction: Postcolonial Visions Notes 1. Constructing History History and the People, History and the State History as Dialogue The "Light" of Marxism-Leninism The Past Reperiodized The Meaning of the Model 2: The Land of the Viet and Viet Nam Overtures The Ethnographic Impulse Socialist Transformations The Consolidated Vision A Brief Visual Postscript Notes : National Essence and the Family State Trajectories: Revolutionary Culture in Theory and Practice The Ghost of China Folk Culture National Essence The Cult of Antiquity The Family State 4: Chronotypes, Commemoration: A New Sense of Time Conflicting Aesthetics of Space and Time The Commemorative Effusion The Presence of the Past Revolutions Reconceived The Reinvention of the Center: Postcolonial Reflections on Hanoi Notes Epilogue Notes Bibliography

Portrait

Patricia M. Pelley is Associate Professor of History at Texas Tech University.

Pressestimmen

"[W]ell-researched... A useful case study for anyone interested in nationalism and colonialism in today's world... Recommended."--Q. E. Wang, Choice "Americans have long regretted that prior to the 1960s they knew so little about Vietnam. Now they can read Patricia M. Pelley's Postcolonial Vietnam and realize that so much of what they now know is false... In reading through the fascinating details of this work, readers come away with a lucid sense of how recent so many of our ideas about the Vietnamese past actually are... Postcolonial Vietnam is a must-read for any educated reader interested in the Vietnamese past."--Liam Kelley, History: Reviews of New Books "[A] comprehensive, thoughtful, and well-written survey of historical research and writing in the northern half of Vietnam since the departure of the French colonizers... This book is indispensable for those who want to understand why Vietnam perceives the need to construct new accounts of the past in the process of nation-building, how difficult and involved a task history writing is in this situation, and what ramifications the new representations might have culturally, socially, and politically."--Ngo Vinh Long, American Historical Review "Patricia M. Pelley's book is, first of all, a monument to a vast and unique labor. This gem of a book will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in learning more about the impact of global processes on local traditions, cultures, and real people's lives in the Philippines."--Kathleen M. Nadeau, Journal of Asian Studies "[D]eserve[s] a wide readership not only among scholars in Vietnamese history, culture, and society, but also scholars of decolonization."--Mark W. McLeod, The International History Review "Through her critical investigation of the homogenizing narratives of the Vietnamese past, Pelley clearly goes beyond the abundant narratives of the glorious defeat of foreign invaders. Her book contributes to an understanding of crucial aspects of the cultural history of the North Vietnamese state during the period of decolonization from the French and during the war against American 'neo-colonialism.' In so doing, the book is required reading for anyone interested in Vietnamese history. It will also appeal to people interested in perceptions of the past in Southeast Asia and in the cultural aspects of decolonization."--Soren Ivarsson, Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies "Pelley's book is, overall, both an important contribution to our understanding of postcolonial Vietnamese historical debates, and a very useful study of the historiographical processes that produce national histories... This book should serve to stimulate further explorations of modern Vietnamese historiographical debates ... and may be a useful springboard to studies that might next engage similar issues among historians in the southern part of Vietnam."--George Dutton, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Listed in CHE, TLS Book Alert email. Pelley was interviewed in Vietnamese for BBC Vietnam. Mixed review in Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. Also reviewed in Asian Studies Review.
EAN: 9780822329848
ISBN: 0822329840
Untertitel: 'Asia-Pacific'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2002
Seitenanzahl: 344 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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