Imagined Ancestries of Vietnamese Communism

Imagined Ancestries of Vietnamese Communism

by Christoph Giebel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780295984292
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: Critical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Christoph Giebel is associate professor of international studies and history at the University of Washington.

Table of Contents

List of AbbreviationsA Note on Spelling and TranslationsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction

Part One | Constructions1. The Black Sea Mutiny in the Late Colonial Moment2. The Black Sea Mutiny in the Revolutionary Moment3. The Black Sea Mutiny in the Post-Recognition Moment

Part Two | Contestations4. Striking Images: Ba Son in the Post-Partition Moment5. The Secret Labor Union in the Post-Unification Moment

Part Three | Commemorations6. Telling Life: Ton Duc Thang's Official Biography in the Poshumous Moment7. Museum-Shrine: The Revolution's Guardian Spirit in the Post-Socialist Moment

ConclusionNotesSelect BibliographyIndex

What People are Saying About This

Peter Zinoman

Imagined Ancestries of Vietnamese Communism is pathbreaking in several ways. It is the only scholarly treatment in any language of the life and career of President Ton Duc Thang. It represents the first sustained foray into Vietnamese labor history. Finally, it is a thorough and virtually incontrovertible debunking of Ton’s official history—-a debunking that unfolds with the rigorous logical reasoning and narrative suspence of a good detective story.

Laurie J. Sears

Giebel brilliantly shows the creation of nationalist myths, the invention of traditions, and the ways in which stories are formed and take on lives of their own. Using archival research in Hanoi, Saigon, Aix—en—Provence, Paris, Brest, and Toulon, as well as interviews with leading Vietnamese historians, party members, and the surviving family of Ton Duc Thang, Giebel writes an accessible story that takes the reader into the intricate processes of history—making in the constant struggle between history and memory.

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