Viet Nam: Borderless Histories by Nhung Tuyet Tran

Viet Nam: Borderless Histories

EditorNhung Tuyet Tran, Anthony Reid

Paperback | August 29, 2006

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Moving beyond past histories of Viet Nam that have focused on nationalist struggle, this volume brings together work by scholars who are re-examining centuries of Vietnamese history.  Crossing borders and exploring ambiguities, the essays in Viet Nam: Borderless Histories draw on international archives and bring a range of inventive analytical approaches to the global, regional, national, and local narratives of Vietnamese history. Among the topics explored are the extraordinary diversity between north and south, lowland and highland, Viet and minority, and between colonial, Chinese, Southeast Asian, and dynastic influences. The result is an exciting new approach to Southeast Asia's past that uncovers the complex and rich history of Viet Nam.


“A wonderful introduction to the exciting work that a new generation of scholars is engaging in.”—Liam C. Kelley, International Journal of Asian Studies

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Nhung Tuyet Tran is assistant professor of history at the University of Toronto.Anthony Reid is founding director of the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore. 

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Title:Viet Nam: Borderless HistoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:August 29, 2006Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299217744

ISBN - 13:9780299217747

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“Shows that crossing both physical and ideological borders is necessary to get at the truth of this fascinating country. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice