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Viêt Nam
Borderless Histories
Edited by Nhung Tuyet Tran and Anthony Reid

New Perspectives in Southeast Asian Studies
Alfred W. McCoy, R. Anderson Sutton, Thongchai Winichakul,
and Kenneth M. George, Series Editors



"Vitally important not only for Vietnamese studies, but also for broader efforts in Southeast Asian studies to recover the pluralities and fluidities of the past. This volume makes a convincing case for the emergence of a real generational and analytical shift in the field."–Mark Philip Bradley, Northwestern University

Moving beyond past histories of Viêt 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 Viêt 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, Viêt 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 Viêt Nam.

Contributors: Phan Huy Lê, Insun Yu, Sun Laichen, Li Tana, Charles Wheeler, Wynn Wilcox, George Dutton, Kim Loan Hill, James P. Daughton.

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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The cover of Viet Nam has the title in yellow gold on a field of red, under that, an old map of a part of Viet Nam.

August 2006
376 pp.    6 x 9
5 b/w photos; 10 b/w illus.
2 maps, 7 tables

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