Even the Women Must Fight: Memories of War from North Vietnam

Even the Women Must Fight: Memories of War from North Vietnam

by Karen Gottschang Turner, Phan T. Hao

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Even the Women Must Fight

"Karen Turner and Phan Thanh Hao have brought scholarship and compassion to a long-neglected aspect of the Vietnam War—the contributions of Vietnamese women to the independence struggle of their nation and the terrible price they paid for their courage and patriotism."—Neil Sheehan, author of A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam.

A searing chronicle of wartime experiences, Even the Women Must Fight probes the cultural legacy of North Vietnam's American War. Unflinching in its portrayal of hardship, valor, and personal sacrifice, this wrenching account is nothing short of a revelation, banishing in one bold stroke the familiar image of Vietnamese women as passive onlookers, war brides, prostitutes, or helpless refugees.

"Karen Turner has given us a book that will change our understanding of the Vietnam War—and of Vietnam today. I found it enthralling." —Cynthia Enloe, author of The Morning After:
* Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War.

"A first-rate book that will add substantially to our understanding of the human tragedy associated with one of the most bloody conflicts in recent history."—Robert Brigham, Professor of History, Vassar College.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471146896
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/19/1998
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

KAREN GOTTSCHANG TURNER is an associate professor of East Asian history at Holy Cross College and a senior research fellow at the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. She has traveled and written extensively about Asia, and has lived and worked in Vietnam. PHAN THANH HAO is a journalist, writer, and former diplomat living in Vietnam.

Table of Contents

MESSAGES.

Through a Hairnet: Mothers, Warriors, and the Nation.

War's People: Through a Woman's Lens.

Broken Promises: The Lives of a Militiawoman.

MEMORIES.

A Bombshell for a Vase: Leaving Home to Save Home.

Shovels, Hoes, and Guns: Women on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Only Soldiers: Women and Men in War.

Only Women: Maternal Soldiers.

Picking Up the Pieces: Going Home.

MEANINGS.

A Rice Meal Without Rice: The Costs of War.

Epilogue: Women's Worries.

Notes.

Materials Consulted and Suggestions for Further Reading.

Index.

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From the Publisher

"Karen Turner and Phan Thanh Hao have brought scholarship and compassion to a long-neglected aspect of the Vietnam War—the contributions of Vietnamese women to the independence struggle of their nation and the terrible price they paid for their courage and patriotism."—Neil Sheehan, author of A Bright Shining Lie

"This book is a genuine eye-opener. Through graphic interviews and groundbreaking archival research, Karen Turner has given us a book that will change our understandings of the Vietnam War—and of Vietnam today. I found it enthralling."—Cynthia Enloe, author of The Morning After

"A first-rate book that will add substantially to our understanding of the human tragedy associated with one of the most bloody conflicts in recent history."—Robert Brigham, Vassar College

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