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A World Transformed: The Politics of Culture in Revolutionary Vietnam, 1945-1965 (Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory)

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A World Transformed looks at the Vietnamese revolution from the perspective of Vietnamese culture itself rather than as a reaction to the Cold War or to the actions of external enemies. Kim N. B. Ninh explores the complex debates within Vietnamese society about the self, culture, and national identity. She shows how a collective sense of the nation's weakness united communists and many intellectuals, who looked to the establishment of a socialist state to offer both the ideology and the organization that would encourage the emergence of a modern, independent, postcolonial Vietnam.

The study covers the period from the Vietnamese communists' initial ascent to power in 1945 to the beginning of the escalation of the American involvement in the country's conflict in 1965, by which time a full-fledged socialist state had been in place in North Vietnam for eleven years. Through a nuanced examination of critical intellectual works, A World Transformed presents a complex view of a period fraught with contradictory possibilities and tensions that continue to resonate in Vietnam today. The extensive use of Vietnamese-language materials, access to archival data never before available, and innovative incorporation of literary and historical sources combine to make this study an invaluable depiction of the Vietnamese revolution.

Kim N. B. Ninh is Assistant Director of the Governance, Law, and Civil Society Programs, The Asia Foundation, San Francisco.

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An eye-opening reassessment of the meaning of revolutionary politics in socialist Vietnam from the Vietnamese perspective

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472097999
Author:
Ninh, Kim N. B.
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Cultural policy
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Vietnam Politics and government 1945-1975.
Subject:
Vietnam Cultural policy.
Subject:
World History-Southeast Asia
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
The Politics of Cult
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 tables
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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