Viet Nam Expose: French Scholarship on Twentieth-Century Vietnamese Society

Viet Nam Expose: French Scholarship on Twentieth-Century Vietnamese Society

by Gisele L. Bousquet
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472098055

ISBN-13: 9780472098057

Pub. Date: 12/04/2002

Publisher: University of Michigan Press


A collection of essays written on twentieth-century Vietnamese society, Viêt Nam Exposé is one of only a handful of books written by French scholars for an English-speaking audience. The volume is multidisciplinary and represents a new trend in Vietnamese studies that addresses issues beyond politics, wars, and violence, exploring the…  See more details below

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A collection of essays written on twentieth-century Vietnamese society, Viêt Nam Exposé is one of only a handful of books written by French scholars for an English-speaking audience. The volume is multidisciplinary and represents a new trend in Vietnamese studies that addresses issues beyond politics, wars, and violence, exploring the complexity of more subtle power relationships in Vietnamese society.

The book is divided into three parts. Part I, "Vietnamese Society in the Early Twentieth Century," takes a micro approach to the study of Vietnamese society on the eve of the irreversible social transformation that occurred as the colonial infrastructure took root in Indochina. Part II, "Vietnamese Intellectuals: Contesting Colonial Power," contains biographical accounts of Vietnamese intellectuals who tried to reform their society under colonial domination. Part III, "Post-Colonial Vietnam: From Welfare State to Market-Oriented Economy," traces Vietnam's search for a viable economic model while maintaining itself as a socialist state.

The book speaks to diverse themes, including the nature of village life, the development of health care during the colonial era, the status of women, the role of Vietnamese intellectuals in the anticolonial struggle, the building of a socialist state, contemporary rural migration, labor relations, and Vietnam in an age of globalization.

Gisele Bousquet is Research Associate at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Pierre Brocheux is Maître de Conference of History, Université Denis Diderot-Paris VII.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472098057
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
12/04/2002
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction1
Pt. IVietnamese Society in the Early Twentieth Century
1Who Has Power in the Village? Political Process and Social Reality in Vietnam21
2Village Rebellions in the Tonkin Delta, 1900-190561
3Rethinking the Status of Vietnamese Women in Folklore and Oral History87
4Administrative Practices: An Essential Aspect of Mandarinal Training (Nineteenth-Early Twentieth Century)108
5In the Shadow of the Colonial Hospital: Developing Health Care in Indochina, 1860-1939140
Pt. IIVietnamese Intellectuals: Contesting Colonial Power
6Prince Cuong De and the Franco-Vietnamese Competition for the Heritage of Gia Long187
7A Vietnamese Scholar with a Different Path: Huynh Thuc Khang, Publisher of the First Vietnamese Newspaper in Quoc Ngu in Central Vietnam, Tieng Dan (People's Voice)216
8The 1925 Generation of Vietnamese Intellectuals and Their Role in the Struggle for Independence251
9Henriette Bui: The Narrative of Vietnam's First Woman Doctor278
Pt. IIIPostcolonial Vietnam: From a Welfare State to a Market-Oriented Economy
10The Economy of War as a Prelude to a "Socialist Economy": The Case of the Vietnamese Resistance against the French, 1945-1954313
11The Chronicle of a Failure: Collectivization in Northern Vietnam, 1958-1988331
12Labor Restructuring in Vietnam356
13Agro-Commodity Chains in Northern Vietnam: New Mechanisms for Old Stakeholders373
14Commuting from the Village to the City: Analyzing the Patterns of Migration of the People of the Northern Village of Hay to Hanoi387
15Facing Globalization: Vietnam and the Francophone Community421
Contributors457
Index459

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