Nguyễn Quang Lập : Sài Gòn giải phóng tôi – Saigon m’a libéré

[ndlr] A lire sur la page Facebook de l’écrivain Nguyễn Quang Lập sa découverte de Saigon, un anniversaire fondateur.

Mãi tới ngày 30 tháng 4 năm 1975 tôi mới biết thế nào là ngày sinh nhật. Quê tôi người ta chỉ quan tâm tới ngày chết, ngày sinh nhật là cái gì rất phù phiếm. Ngày sinh của tôi ngủ yên trong học bạ, chỉ được nhắc đến mỗi kì chuyển cấp. Từ thuở bé con đến năm 19 tuổi chẳng có ai nhắc tôi ngày sinh nhật, tôi cũng chẳng quan tâm. Đúng ngày “non sông thu về một mối” tôi đang học Bách Khoa Hà Nội, cô giáo dạy toán xác suất đã cho hay đó cũng là ngày sinh nhật của tôi. Thật không ngờ. Tôi vui mừng đến độ muốn bay vào Sài Gòn ngay lập tức, để cùng Sài Gòn tận hưởng “Ngày trọng đại”.

Lire la suite : Facebook (29/04/2016)

Controverse. Les articles scientifiques doivent-ils être gratuits ? [Courrier international]

[ndlr] Signalement d’un article (relativement court) dans Courrier International sur l’open access des articles scientifiques. Dommage que l’accès soit réservé.

Depuis 2011, une jeune scientifique kazakhe, Alexandra Elbakyan, met gratuitement en ligne des millions de publications de chercheurs, malgré sa condamnation en 2015 par la justice américaine. Cette “Robin des bois” suscite le débat dans le monde scientifique.

Source : Courrier International

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Alexandra Elbakyan © DR

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“L’esprit de la République du Viêt-Nam est éternel” [30/04/2016]

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41nam_QH2016Appel à manifester pour le 41e anniversaire de la chute de Saigon, “Jour de ressentiment national” (Quc Hn). Offrande du drapeau entre deux jeunes femmes : l’affiche indique au centre “L’esprit de la République du Viêt-Nam est éternel”.

Source : Tin Paris

Viêt-Nam : La douleur des poissons [Huế, 29/04/2016]

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Art. Une performance artistique sur La douleur des poissons, réalisée par un groupe d’artistes dont le Français Maxime Lacino a pris fin suite à l’intervention des autorités dans la ville de Hue dans la matinée du 29 avril. Le groupe artistique Viet Art Space souhaite reproduire cette performance dans le cadre du Festival Hue qui s’ouvrira dans la soirée. Le groupe n’a pas sollicité d’autorisation (source : RDP Ambassade de France au Vietnam)

Poissons empoisonnés dans le centre du Viêt-Nam, la colère monte [vidéos]

Depuis quelques semaines, plusieurs centaines de tonnes de poissons morts ont envahi les plages et les fermes piscicoles du centre du pays.

Face aux éclaircissements qui tardent à venir du côté des autorités, l’inquiétude des pêcheurs et de leurs familles est grandissante. L’aciérie taïwanaise Formosa est soupçonnée d’être à l’origine de cette pollution industrielle d’envergure. Dans ce pays où l’information est contrôlée et les enquêtes indépendantes difficiles à mener les net-citoyens postent leurs analyses sur les blogs et autres médias à l’extérieur du pays.

Sur Facebook, Nguyen Phong Anh questionne avec sérieux l’origine de la pollution et sa circulation probable à travers les courants marins (notons sa recommandation énergique des dernières secondes).

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Nguyen Anh Tuan de son côté propose une interview en ligne d’un pêcheur (accès en connexion).

Plusieurs vidéos circulent sur la toile sur une manifestation organisée le 28 avril dans la province de Quang Binh. Un appel général à manifester pour la protection de l’environnement le 1er mai 2016 a été lancé par des associations de la société civile.

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Ci-dessous, la chaîne “Thi Xa Ky Anh Channel” (Municipalité de Ky Anh dans la province de Ha Tinh) sur YouTube a mis en ligne les vidéos de la manifestation des familles du village de pêcheurs à Canh Duong du 28 avril. Des images de cette manifestation ont été postées sur le site des Rédemptoristes (http://tinhdongchuacuuthe.com).

Comme le stipule le chercheur indépendant David Brown dans son article sur Asia Sentinel, cette affaire est un test pour le nouveau gouvernement vietnamien :

By one estimate, 70 tons fish died. Suspicion is rampant that a huge Taiwanese-owned steel-making plant released toxic chemicals into the sea. The incident is shaping up as a classic conflict between industrialization and the environment, a catastrophe for tens of thousands of fishermen and their families, and a test of the management skills and political acumen of Vietnam’s new leaders (source : VSG)

CanDuong_QuangTrach_QuangBinh“Chúng tôi chọn tôm cá, không chọn nhà máy!” (Video sur Facebook)

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Image “à la une” : Arrêt sur vidéo. Manifestation de familles de pêcheurs à Canh Duong. La banderole dit “Nous choisissons les produits de la mer, pas l’usine” (Chúng tôi chọn tôm cá, không chọn nhà máy).

Maritime Awareness Project (MAP)

[ndlr] Signalement par Christoph Giebel (University of Washington, Seattle, USA) sur VSG d’une plateforme interactive en ligne dédiée à la question de l’espace maritime de l’Asie de l’Est.

For anyone interested in the island disputes in the East/South China/West Philippines Sea, there is the new and still developing Maritime Awareness Project (MAP), jointly undertaken by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and the Seattle-based National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR):

http://maritimeawarenessproject.org/about/

Its comprehensive interactive map feature is particularly impressive and informative:

http://maritimeawarenessproject.org/interactive-map/

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Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen : South Vietnamese Soldiers. Memories of the Vietnam War and After

[ndlr] Parution d’un nouvel ouvrage de notre collègue Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen. Présentation de l’éditeur.

Nguyen, Nathalie Huynh Chau, South Vietnamese Soldiers. Memories of the Vietnam War and After, Santa Barbara, Calif.: Praeger, March 2016. xx + 289 pp. ISBN Print: 978-1-4408-3241-3 eBook: 978-1-4408-3242-0 Military History

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South Vietnam lost more than a quarter of a million soldiers in the Vietnam War, yet the histories of these men—and women—are largely absent from the vast historiography of the conflict. By focusing on oral histories related by 40 veterans from the former Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces, this book breaks new ground, shedding light on an essentially unexplored aspect of the war and giving voice to those who have been voiceless.

The experiences of these former soldiers are examined through detailed firsthand accounts that feature two generations and all branches of the service including the Women’s Armed Forces Corps. Readers will gain insights into the soldiers’ early lives, their military service, combat experiences, and friendships forged in wartime. They will also see how life became worse for most in the aftermath of the war as they experienced internment in communist prison camps, discrimination against their families on political grounds, and the dangers inherent in escaping Vietnam, whether by sea or land. Finally, readers will learn how veterans who saw no choice but to leave their homeland succeeded in rebuilding their lives in new countries and cultures.

Features

  • Relates the stories of South Vietnamese soldiers through a compelling narrative driven by oral histories
  • Brings the experiences of these soldiers to life for the reader by sharing their compelling firsthand accounts
  • Draws on a key oral history collection newly established at the National Library of Australia in 2013–2014
  • Provides fascinating insights into the soldiers’ early years, their military service and experiences, and their post-war lives
  • Conveys the strength of will and resilience that enabled these men and women to endure the hardships of war, the defeat of their armed forces, the loss of their country, and the challenges of becoming refugees and resettling in new land.

“Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen has made a major contribution not only to the history of the Vietnam War but also to the history of wars and their aftermath. South Vietnamese Soldiers is both a scholarly and an emotive account of those who served in the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam. Based on extensive interviews with former service personnel, the book recovers an important dimension of the war, too often distorted or completely overlooked in the extensive literature on the war.”

– Peter Edwards, Official Historian of Australia’s Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975

“In a powerful and eloquent book, Nguyen rewrites the South Vietnamese back into their own history and gives them back their voices. This is an important and overdue treatment of the missing dimension of the Vietnam War. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with surviving veterans of the Republic of Vietnam’s military, Nguyen restores a critical perspective to the study of the war and offers additional dimensions to our understanding. This often deeply moving study should be read by everyone with an interest in the subject.”

– Jeffrey Grey, Professor of History, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy

 

Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University. A former ARC Future Fellow, her published works include Memory is Another Country: Women of the Vietnamese Diaspora, the 2010 Choice Outstanding Academic Title; Voyage of Hope: Vietnamese Australian Women’s Narratives, shortlisted for the 2007 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards; and Vietnamese Voices: Gender and Cultural Identity in the Vietnamese Francophone Novel. She is editor of New Perceptions of the Vietnam War: Essays on the War, the South Vietnamese Experience, the Diaspora and the Continuing Impact. Nguyen holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford. Her previous fellowships include an ARC Australian Research Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, a Harold White Fellowship at the National Library of Australia, and a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Oxford.

Voir aussi :

La décolonisation et la guerre vécues par les populations du Viêt-Nam, du Laos et du Cambodge

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