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Studying Republican Vietnam: Issues, Challenges, and Prospects – October 14-15, 2019

Programme en ligne d’un important colloque organisé par Tuong Vu à l’Université d’Oregon aux Etats-Unis. Argumentaire et programme (téléchargeable) ci-dessous.

Scholarly interest in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) has surged in the last decade. The conventional wisdom in Western scholarship until recently was closely in line with communist propaganda, either ignoring the RVN or portraying it as an American creation in the US global struggle against communism. In this narrative, the government led by Ho Chi Minh and his successors represented the true aspirations of most Vietnamese, while the RVN had little domestic legitimacy. The conflict in Vietnam during 1955-1975 was less a civil war than an American war against the Vietnamese nation as a whole.

The recently expanding interest in Republican Vietnam stems from a combination of newly available sources since the late 1990s and the emergence of a younger generation of historians less shackled by the biases of the previous generation. The new scholarship rejects the old binary of communists-as-patriots versus anticommunists-as-collaborators. Communism is treated as merely one of many political tendencies in modern Vietnam and had no more inherent legitimacy than its rivals. Republican, monarchist and anticommunist ideologies and organizations are given full agency as agents of history who contributed to the evolution of contemporary Vietnam despite their eventual defeat at the hands of the communists. In the new scholarship, the conflicts between and within North and South Vietnam were at the core civil wars whose origins can be traced back to the 1920s’ clashes in colonial Vietnam among republican, communist, monarchist and other ideas.

South Vietnamese Elections in 1967 © DR

The events that transpired since 1975 left behind legacies as complicated as the war itself. After its military victory, the communist regime sought to eradicate any traces of the RVN by imprisoning its former personnel, nationalizing its capitalist economy, and suppressing its lively culture and robust civil society. Unwilling or unable to bear the hardship, persecution, and communist dictatorship, hundreds of thousands fled Vietnam, creating the largest exodus in the country’s history. Among what the diaspora carried with it to foreign shores were certain Republican values, memories of the RVN, and the trauma of life under communism. Among South Vietnamese who stayed behind, the legacies persisted and re-emerged in various aspects when the regime was forced to accept market reform in the late 1980s.

Republican Vietnam is a broad subject, extending through the 20th century and beyond. The issues range from the spread of Republican ideas to French Indochina at the turn of the century to the memories of the RVN among the diaspora and the resurgence of Republican values in Vietnam today, and everything in between.

Source : Center for Asian and Pacific Studies – Oregon University

SÉMINAIRE BNF – EUR TRANSLITTERÆ : Le Vietnam des guerres au Renouveau

[ndlr] Programme du séminaire organisé par Nguyễn Giáng Hương (BnF), en collaboration avec l’EUR Translitteræ.

Programme 2019-2020 :

Le Vietnam des guerres au Renouveau

Après avoir traversé les guerres durant le XXe siècle, le Vietnam passe au Renouveau (Đổi mới), une réforme initiée en 1986 avec l’application de l’économie de marché. Une nouvelle identité vietnamienne se crée sur la base de l’héritage du passé : des traditions, du temps de la colonisation et des temps de guerre et de conflits. Le cycle de séminaires 2019-2020, composé d’approches interdisciplinaires en sciences sociales et humaines, espère présenter différents aspects du Vietnam contemporain et d’autrefois sans négliger les échanges dynamiques avec sa diaspora.

11 octobre | 16h-18h | salle Cavaillès (45 rue d’Ulm, 1er étage couloir AB)

  • Anne Fort (Musée de Cernuschi), « La collection vietnamienne du  musée Cernuschi »
  • Nguyen Khieu Anh (Université Aix-Marseille), « Les chroniques théâtrales dans l’Écho annamite : la saison théâtrale 1928-1929 »

8 novembre | 16h-18h | salle Cavaillès

  • Johann Grémont (IFRAE), « Maintenir l’ordre aux confins de l’Empire. Pirates, trafiquants et rebelles entre Chine et Viêt Nam 1895-1940 »
  • Nguyen Giang Huong (BnF), « Le Vietnam au-delà de ses frontières : à travers les écritures de Kim Thuy »

13 décembre | 16h-18h | salle Paul Langevin (29 rue d’Ulm, 1er étage à gauche)

  • Lê Thi Hoa Marie (Université Paris 7), « Cheminement historique de l’éducation catholique de l’époque coloniale français à la seconde République du Sud Viet Nam »
  • Pierre Journoud (Université de Montpellier), « Dien Bien Phu dans la relation franco-vietnamienne : de la bataille à la réconciliation »

10 janvier | 16h-18h | salle Cavaillès

  • Lâm Lê (cinéaste), « La maison Cinéma(s) du Vietnam et le monde : le moi filmique au singulier et au pluriel »

28 février | 16h-18h | salle Paul Langevin

  • Myriam de Loenzien (IRD-CEPED), « Accoucher par césarienne au Viêt Nam : un choix ? Approche socio-démographique au sein d’un projet multidisciplinaire en sciences sociales et biomédicales »
  • Luong Van Ha (ECSP Europe & Université Paris 1), « L’image du Vietnam à travers le tourisme : entre la symbolique et l’expérience »

20 mars | 16h-18h | salle Paul Langevin

  • Anna Moï (romancière), Hoai Huong Nguyen (romancière) et Henri Copin (Université de Nantes), « Le Vietnam entre la mémoire et l’imaginaire : l’écriture féminine francophone »

24 avril | 16h-18h | salle Cavaillès

  • Nguyen Vu Hung (Université Paris 8), « Quelques réflexions sur l’écriture de Samuel Beckett : Pour une introduction en troisième langue (le cas du vietnamien) »
  • Jérôme Gidoin (chercheur indépendant), « Les défunts à la pagode »

22 mai | 16h-18h | salle Cavaillès

  • Aude To (ENS), « Les boat people Vietnamiens en France »
  • Mai Lam Nguyen-Conan (MUUTIVATE), «Une lecture de l’évolution de la société vietnamienne ces vingt-cinq dernières années au travers de la consommation de produits laitiers »

Télécharger le programme ici.

Source : France – Vietnam, un portail entre les cultures

Colloqium “Global Ho Chi Minh” – 4 octobre 2019

Annonce d’un colloque très intéressant sur le Président Hô Chi Minh, le 4 octobre 2019 à l’Université de Columbia. Programme ci-dessous.

Colloquium on Global Hồ Chí Minh

October 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:45 pm

Weatherhead East Asian Institute Event

Held on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Hồ Chí Minh, this international colloquium will interrogate Hồ’s role in the formation of modern Vietnam and explore the country’s position in world affairs in the 20th Century. Participants will share their new multi-lingual and multi-archival research and past works on the life, career, and legacy of Hồ Chí Minh. This colloquium also serves to announce a new partnership between Columbia University and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi.

This is a Weatherhead East Asian Institute 70th Anniversary event.

No registration required.

EVENT DETAILS 


October 04, 2019

9:30 AM – 5:45 PM

Schedule

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM    Comments by Co-Organizers, Professors Pham Quang Minh and Lien-Hang T. Nguyen

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Panel 1: Hồ and the Imperial Powers

  • Do Quang Hung, Professor, Department of Political Science at Vietnam National University
  • Alec Holcombe, Assistant Professor, Department of History at Ohio University

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    Lunch break

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM    Panel 2: Hồ in the Global Cold War, 1945-1969

  • Pham Quang Minh, Rector and Professor, Department of International Studies at Vietnam National University
  • Tran Viet Nghia,  Associate Professor and Director of the Office for the Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities at Vietnam National University
  • Pierre Asselin, Professor and Dwight E. Stanford Chair in American Foreign Relations, Department of History at San Diego State University

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM    Coffee break

3:45 PM – 5:45 PM    Hồ’s Global Legacy

  • Pham Hong Tung, Professor and Director of the Institute of Vietnamese Studies and Development Science at Vietnam National University
  • Olga Dror, Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University and Fellow at the National Humanities Center (2019-2020)

Address


International Affairs Building, Room 918

420 West 118th Street

For press inquiries, please contact Ariana King ak4364@columbia.edu.

Cosponsored by: Department of History, Columbia University; Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University; and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University.

Source : Columbia University

Liberté d’expression au Viêt-Nam – comptes-rendus

[ndlr] Comptes-rendus en ligne de l’atelier de réflexion sur le Viêt-Nam la samedi 21 septembre 2019 à l’Institut d’Asie Orientale.

L’atelier de réflexion sur la liberté d’expression au Viêt-Nam co-organisé par Ngoc Anh Rolland (ACVR) et François Guillemot (IAO) a rassemblé une vingtaine de personnes à l’Institut d’Asie Orientale (ENS de Lyon) pour écouter la conférence de M. Trinh Huu Long, avocat, rédacteur-en-chef des journaux indépendants en ligne The Vietnamese (https://www.thevietnamese.org/) et Luat khoa tap chi (https://www.luatkhoa.org/).

Deux comptes-rendus écrits et vidéographiques sont parus dans les programmes vietnamiens de la BBC et de RFA (Radio Free Asia) :

Rappel du programme de l’atelier : Atelier de réflexion : La liberté d’expression en République socialiste du Viêt-Nam

Illustration “à la une” : ouvrages de Pham Doan Trang

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Environmental History of Vietnam – 30 septembre 2019, Paris / Hanoi

Annonce de la première séance d’un séminaire conjoint franco-vietnamien très intéressant sur les questions environnementales.

We are pleased to invite you to participate to the FIRST SESSION of the seminar ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF VIETNAM, organized jointly by the Department of history of the University of social sciences and Humanities in Hanoi (USSH) and the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) under the framework of the AFD project GEMMES-VN and in collaboration with the Center for South East-Asia Studies (CASE) in Paris (EHESS, Inalco, CNRS).

30th September 2019 at the same time, in a parallel session between Hanoi and Paris :

  • in Hanoi from 14:00 to 16:30, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), department of History – 336 Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội – Building C, 5th Floor, room 503
  • in Paris from 09:00 to 11:30, Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE) – 54 boulevard Raspail (7e étage) – Room: A07-51

First session:

Climate and environment in Vietnam during 17th and 19th centuries: primary sources, methods and philological analysis

with two keynote speakers :

•    Dr. Hoàng Anh Tuấn, Vice Rector of University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Hanoi), Associate Professor at USSH, Chair of Urban History, What primary sources, issues and challenges to write an environmental history of early-modern Vietnam?

•    Pr Emmanuel Poisson, Professor of History of Vietnam, University Denis Diderot, Paris, The perceptions and understanding of environment by scholars in classical Vietnam

Further information in the attached files related to the goals of the seminar, the abstracts and the organization of the first session, the tentative program of the year, the website and the connexion access details to follow the Seminar through Internet, if you are not in Hanoi or Paris.

You look forward to seeing you in Hanoi or Paris to discuss and develop environmental history of Vietnam.

The steering committee of EHVN.

Documents joints :

Historians of Asia on political violence – Colloque – Collège de France – 27 juin 2019

Colloque international organisé en collaboration avec Sanchit Kumar et avec le soutien de la Fondation Hugot du Collège de France.

Toutes les interventions se feront en anglais, sans traduction disponible.

Matin (9h – 12h30)

  • 9h Introduction générale : Anne CHENG, Collège de France
  • 9h15 “The state and violence: Perspectives from ancient India” Upinder SINGH, Ashoka University, Sonepat, Inde
  • 10h “Political theft and vandalism of images in India” Naman AHUJA, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

10h45 Pause

  • 11h “Japan in Asia: The practice of Pan-Asianism” Brij TANKHA, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi
  • 11h45 “Kakumei and harmony: Revolution in Japanese historiography and its central role in shaping national and regional identity (1868-1945)” Eddy DUFOURMONT, Université de Bordeaux-Montaigne

12h30 Pause déjeuner

Après-midi (14h – 18h)

  • 14h “Evolution and characteristics of Japanese and Sino-Taiwanese historiography of the Nanjing massacre (1937)” Arnaud NANTA, CNRS-IAO, Lyon
  • 14h45 “Okinawa in the eyes of Ota Masahide (1925-2017)” NAKAJIMA Takahiro, Université de Tokyo
  • 15h30 “The transnational origins of “revolutionary war”: A Sino-Vietnamese experiment in war communism during the First Indochina War (1945-54)” Christopher GOSCHA, Université du Québec à Montréal

16h15 Pause

  • 16h30 “Mao’s specific brand of political violence” Michel BONNIN, EHESS, Paris
  • 17h15 “State violence in post-Mao China: A multi-faceted phenomenon” Jean-Philippe BEJA, CNRS-CERI, Paris 18h
  • Discussion finale

Programme en ligne : Collège de France

The Nguyen Weather-world – ASAA thesis prize winner

[ndlr] Prix de thèse australien 2018 sur l’Asie décerné à la chercheuse Kathryn Dyt. Présentation de son travail dans l’entretien en ligne signalé ci-dessous (extraits).

Dr Kathryn Dyt was awarded the 2018 John Legge Prize for best thesis in Asian Studies, here she tells us about her work.

Can you tell us a bit about your thesis. What’s the problem it explores and what did you find?

My thesis, The Nguyen Weather-world: Environment, Emotion and Governance in Nineteenth-Century Vietnam, is an environmental study of the Nguyen dynasty in Vietnam from 1802 to 1883, prior to French colonial rule. It explores how the Nguyen court organised itself in relation to the powerful, agentive and emotional ‘weather-world’ within which it was immersed. What I found is that the systems of governance at the Nguyen court have been approached from social and cultural perspectives, but ecological issues have been overlooked. Through situating the court within its environment, I was able to offer new perspectives on the nature of royal authority and power. The thesis shows how the environment related to the political structures of the court – for example, the ability to measure, divine and respond to climactic events was linked to court hierarchies. Nguyen emperors, I argue, consolidated their positions through displays of their superior weather knowledge and emotional interaction with the natural world.

How did you first become interested in this topic?

It was really through working on the material from the period. When I began to sift through the weighty tomes of the Nguyen court chronicles, I was surprised by the court’s copious documentation of a wide range of meteorological phenomena – not only ‘unusual’ and dramatic events such as storms, floods and droughts, but also a continuum of weather cycles and subtle seasonal changes in the natural world. This begged the question: What drove the Nguyen court to implement such a rigorous system of environmental information gathering? Previous histories of the period have tended to dismiss the court’s environmental reporting as unimportant, but I argue it provides compelling evidence that the environment was central to how the Nguyen understood, experienced and governed the world they were part of.

What was the most challenging aspect of doing this research?

Working with source material in different parts of the world in three different languages – Vietnamese, Chinese and French – was a real challenge. I had to conduct research in a number of different archives in Vietnam and France. The language of the Veritable Records (a major primary source for this period) is archaic and, at times, opaque and difficult to interpret, so I had to spend a lot of time reading and re-reading passages.

Read more / Lire la suite : Asian Currents

Illustration “à la une” : Kathryn Dyt © DR