Archives par mot-clé : éducation

France-Vietnam : un portail entre les cultures – Viêt-Nam, fractures d’une nation – ENS 9 mars 2018

[ndlr] Annonce de la séance du vendredi 9 mars 2018 du séminaire « France-Vietnam : un portail entre les cultures ». Présentation d’ouvrages sur le Viêt-Nam en deux temps.

 

  • Viêt-Nam, fractures d’une nation
    par François Guillemot (Institut d’Asie Orientale à Lyon)

Le Viêt-Nam, connu pour sa lutte héroïque pour l’indépendance, fut un des grands mythes du vingtième siècle. Entre décolonisation et guerre fratricide, son histoire apparaît comme exemplaire mais que sait-on de ses fractures internes ? Quels furent les chemins des possibles pour ce pays colonisé et décolonisé dans la violence ? Quels furent les sources d’inspiration et les hybridations proposées ? Quels types de révolutions et de guerres ce pays a-t-il traversé au cours du XXe siècle ? L’ouvrage Viêt-Nam, fractures d’une nation (La Découverte, 2018) nous convie à une exploration inédite du Viêt-Nam « vu de l’intérieur » de l’empire démantelé pendant le XIXe siècle à l’État-nation réunifié d’aujourd’hui. Cette perspective permet de mieux comprendre le fonctionnement du pays, dirigé par un État-Parti, et de penser plus largement le Viêt-Nam contemporain dans un monde asiatique confronté à la puissance chinoise et à la mondialisation. Cette histoire contemporaine de 1858 à nos jours sera l’occasion de discuter du destin de ce pays.

 

  • Présentation de l’ouvrage L’école française au Vietnam de 1945 à 1975 : de la mission civilisatrice à la diplomatie culturelle
    par Nguyen Thuy Phuong

 

Vendredi 9 mars, de 16h à 18h

en salle Cavaillès de l’École normale supérieure

(45 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris – 1er étage escalier A)

 

Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles
En raison du plan Vigipirate prévoir une pièce d’identité pour l’accès à l’ENS

https://vietlitfr.hypotheses.org/seminaire

Olga Dror : How China Used Schools to Win Over Hanoi

[ndlr] Signalement d’un article qui trouve une résonance particulière dans le contexte sino-vietnamien actuel.

 

How China Used Schools to Win Over Hanoi

by Olga Dror

In December 1966, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, or North Vietnam, and the People’s Republic of China signed an agreement to establish schools for North Vietnamese children in China, with China providing the facilities, funds and equipment. America’s bombing campaign over North Vietnam was in high gear, and Hanoi wanted to move its students to a safe place.

What is truly remarkable about this cross-border educational effort was that it began in the midst of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which started in May 1966 and destroyed the Chinese educational system (and left the Chinese economy in shambles). But the Chinese were willing to carve out space for the North Vietnamese because doing so served a higher, geopolitical purpose: competing with the Soviet Union for leadership of the global communist movement.

The Chinese program, known as Project 92, covered school construction and teaching equipment, as well as funds for daily expenses (the “92” refers to Sept. 2, 1945, the day Vietnam declared independence from France). One facility, the School of Sept. 2, was established specifically for children who had been relocated from South Vietnam. Another school, for military cadets, bore the name of Nguyen Van Troi, a young Saigonese who in May 1963 attempted to assassinate the American defense secretary, Robert McNamara, during his visit to South Vietnam, and who was executed by firing squad. Because the Chinese military was less affected by the Cultural Revolution than its civilian educational system, the military led the construction efforts.

Lire la suite : New York Times, 26/01/2018

Olga Dror is an associate professor of history at Texas A&M University and the author of the forthcoming book “Making Two Vietnams: War and Youth Identity, 1965-75.” This article draws on material that will appear in an essay in the spring 2018 issue of the Journal of Cold War Studies.

 

Illustration « à la une » : Chinese militia members pledged support for Vietnam in its war against the United States in 1966 © Bettmann/Getty Images

App-learning on Khmer Rouge History – 25 juillet 2017 – Bophana Center

[ndlr] Annonce du Centre Bophana à Phnom Penh.

App-learning on Khmer Rouge History

Dear Sir/Madam,

You are cordially invited to the Inauguration Ceremony of the educational smart-device application created in the framework of “App-learning on Khmer Rouge History” by Bophana Center. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the Bophana Center. At the ceremony and onwards, you can download the created application for free of charge.

Please RSVP to the invitation below by email to: communication@bophana.org

We look forward to welcoming you!

Sincerely yours,
Bophana Center

Nguyen Thuy Phuong : L’école française au Vietnam de 1945 à 1975 [parution]

[ndlr] Parution de l’ouvrage issu de la thèse de Nguyen Thuy Phuong. Présentation de l’éditeur, préface d’Eric Jennings, Professeur d’histoire contemporaine, Université de Toronto : « un travail rigoureux, nuancé et subtil ».

Nguyen Thuy Phuong
L’ ÉCOLE FRANÇAISE AU VIETNAM DE 1945 À 1975
DE LA MISSION CIVILISATRICE À LA DIPLOMATIE CULTURELLE
Un volume broché, 15,5 × 23 cm, 286 pages — mars 2017
ISBN 978-2-36058-077-4 — Prix public 29.00 €

Cet ouvrage fait revivre la saga de l’école française au Vietnam de 1945 à 1975, ouvrant une fenêtre sur une histoire encore largement méconnue. Pendant trois décennies, des milliers de jeunes vietnamiens suivent un enseignement en langue française au sein d’établissements toujours prestigieux malgré leur passé colonial, havres de savoirs et de paix qui offrent à leurs élèves un véritable avenir dans un pays plongé dans la guerre. Dans cette étude richement documentée à partir de nombreuses archives et témoignages recueillis en France et au Vietnam, Nguyen Thuy Phuong met en lumière les circonstances politiques et idéologiques qui ont façonné cet enseignement à une époque de mutations profondes. Elle trace avec finesse comment la « mission civilisatrice » française se mue en diplomatie culturelle face aux défis que représentent l’arrivée des communistes au pouvoir dans le Nord et celle des Américains dans le Sud du Vietnam. Cette histoire vue du haut est appréhendée aussi par le bas. Le livre décrit, de façon sensible, un univers multiculturel complexe et fragmenté qui a laissé, au-delà des salles de classe, une empreinte profonde sur plusieurs générations d’élèves qui se ressent encore dans les mémoires recueillis.

Ce livre d’une jeune chercheuse talentueuse montre à quel point l’éducation est au cœur des enjeux diplomatiques, culturels et identitaires dans un monde bouleversé par la décolonisation. Une histoire à découvrir et à méditer à l’ère de la mondialisation.

Rebecca Rogers

Premier Prix de l’Histoire de l’éducation Robert Mallet (2015)

Source : Encrage

Nation-Building in War: The Experience of Republican Vietnam, 1955-1975 – Berkeley, 17-18 octobre 2016

[ndlr] Le renouveau des études sur l’expérience républicaine au Sud Viêt-Nam se poursuit. Annonce d’un important colloque sur la construction de l’État-nation au Sud entre 1955 et 1975 (co-organisé par le Centre des Études de l’Asie du Sud Est de l’Université de Berkeley, Californie et le Journal of Vietnamese Studies).

 

Nation-Building in War: The Experience of Republican Vietnam, 1955-1975

Conference/Symposium

October 17 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

October 18 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

180 Doe Library

★ ★ ★

Center for Southeast Asia Studies

johndominissaigon
Saigon © John Dominis

This symposium is about the experience of nation-building in Republican Vietnam during 1949-1975. During this period, many Vietnamese sought a non-communist future for their country with the support of the United States. Over more than two decades, these men and women worked together toward that goal as much as fought against each other over differences in visions and policies. This took place within the broader context of large-scale military conflicts (the civil war between North Vietnam and South Vietnam and the Cold War between the superpowers).

Scholarship on the subject has focused mostly on that broader context of warfare while overlooking the project of nation-building carried out by South Vietnamese. In fact, much more took place in politics, society, culture, and the economy than in the military realm. Another bias of scholarship is its obsession with external intervention and its corresponding neglect of Vietnamese agency. While the U.S. played a crucial role in the viability of South Vietnam as an independent entity, South Vietnamese efforts have not been fully appreciated.

This symposium hopes to document and analyze such Vietnamese efforts in both military and other areas of nation-building by presenting panels of South Vietnamese officials, politicians, academics, and journalists who were active participants in historical developments, paired with panels of young scholars who will be asked to place the testimonies of participants in their contexts and to evaluate their significance.

Organizers: Peter Zinoman, Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Tuong Vu, Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon

Participants

  • Col. Trần Minh Công, Commandant of RVN Police Academy
  • Nguyễn Đức Cường, Minister of Trade and Industry
  • Kiều Chinh, Actress
  • Huỳnh Văn Lang, Director of Foreign Exchange Agency and secretary of the Can Lao Party’s Joint North-South branch, founder of Bách Khoa Review and the Association for the Development of Popular Culture
  • Phạm Kim Ngọc, Minister of Economy
  • Hoàng Đức Nhã, Presidential Advisor and Minister of Mass Mobilization and Open Arms
  • Nhã Ca, Writer
  • Dr. Nguyễn Hữu Phước, National Director of Elementary Teacher Training & In-Service Training, Ministry of Education
  • Lt. Col. Bùi Quyền, Deputy Commander, Third Airborne Brigade
  • Dr. Võ Kim Sơn, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Saigon
  • Cao Văn Thân, Minister of Land Reform and Agricultural Development
  • Vũ Quốc Thúc, Central Bank Governor and Minister of Reconstruction and Development
  • Vũ Thanh Thủy, War Correspondent
  • Phạm Trần, Journalist
  • Lâm Lễ Trinh, Minister of Interior and Ambassador
  • Sean Fear, Postdoctoral Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security, Dartmouth College
  • Kevin Li, Ph.D. candidate, History, UC Berkeley
  • Ryan Nelson, Ph.D. candidate, History, UC Berkeley
  • Huong Nguyen, Ph.D. candidate, History, University of Washington
  • Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen, Associate Professor of Australian Studies, Monash University
  • Van Nguyen-Marshall, Associate Professor of History, Trent University (Canada)
  • John Schafer, Emeritus Professor of English, Humboldt State University
  • Simon Toner, Postdoctoral Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies, Columbia University
  • Nu-Anh Tran, Assistant Professor of History and Asian American Studies, University of Connecticut
  • Alex-Thai Dinh Vo, Ph.D. candidate, Cornell University
  • Tuong Vu, Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon
  • Peter Zinoman, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

The program of October 18 includes a book launch from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., by Prof. Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen (Monash University), who will discuss her new book South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After (2016)

CA, cseas@berkeley.edu, 510-642-3609

[Programme des deux journées à télécharger]

CSEAS Vietnam Program UPDATE

Source : CSEAS

Mei Feng Mok: « Negotiating Community and Nation in Chợ Lớn: Nation-building, Community-building and Transnationalism in Everyday Life during the Republic of Việt Nam, 1955-1975 »

[ndlr] Présentation par Christoph Giebel de la thèse de Mei Feng Mok sur Cholon et sa population sous la République du Viêt-Nam de 1955 à 1975. Chronique publiée avec l’autorisation de son auteur.

Ref.: Mei Feng Mok, Negotiating Community and Nation in Chợ Lớn: Nation-building, Community-building and Transnationalism in Everyday Life during the Republic of Việt Nam, 1955-1975, University of Washington, History, PhD thesis, Chair: Christoph Giebel, 2016.

It is with great pleasure that I announce to VSG a newly minted Ph.D.

On 8 June 2016, at the History department of the University of Washington, Seattle (USA), Mei Feng Mok successfully defended her dissertation « Negotiating Community and Nation in Chợ Lớn: Nation-building, Community-building and Transnationalism in Everyday Life during the Republic of Việt Nam, 1955-1975. »  The dissertation is based on a variety of sources in Vietnamese, Chinese, French and English, most notably rare and rarely-used Chinese-language newspapers from Chợ Lớn.  Examiners were Laurie Sears, Sasha Welland, and Christoph Giebel (chair);  Moon-ho Jung and Madeleine Dong added guidance at earlier stages of research.  Before coming to UW, Mei Feng Mok earned an MA in History at the National University of Singapore (NUS) with Bruce Lockhart.

Focusing on social life ordered around markets, native place congregations and temples, schools and work places, hospitals and medicinal halls, sports clubs and restaurants, private homes and public leisure places, Mei Feng deftly provides a rich tapestry of Chợ Lớn’s Chinese community, particularly its middle class, and the changes it underwent over time.  She situates Chợ Lớn in multiple relations: as one center of greater Sài Gòn, economic conduit for the southern Vietnamese hinterlands, socio-cultural hub for Chinese communities throughout Indochina, nodal point in transnational Chinese exchanges linking San Francisco, Hong Kong, China, and Singapore, and contributor to Cold War-era and Taiwan/ROC-centric sinophonic articulations.

The dissertation is organized into four main chapters:  

  • 1) Chợ Lớn’s built environment and human geography, its lived and shared spaces;  
  • 2) Education from kindergarten to adult learning between local and transnational networks and the state;  
  • 3) Sports and competitions over disciplining bodies and controlling social time;  
  • and 4) young adulthood, women in the public sphere, and socialization into multi-layered networks through marriage, work, philanthropy, and other ways of accumulating and spending social capital. 

Here Chợ Lớn emerges as a site of contestation between diasporic community interests, a « nation-building » Vietnamese state, and the transnational Chinese world not easily negotiated by individuals and further complicated by war, violence, and ideological divisions.

 Mei Feng’s work is bound to make significant contributions to a variety of fields:  e.g., to social history (and here everyday urban life) of which Việt Nam Studies are still desperately starved, to the growing body of studies on the Republic of Việt Nam (and a rare one where the RVN simply « is » rather than « fails »), to conversations about diasporic/minority communities with multiple identities in Việt Nam (and elsewhere), and to our knowledge of overseas Chinese and the dynamic currents in the Cold War-era transnational Chinese world.  Mei Feng will now take her talents and work to a Post-doctoral Fellowship position at the Asia Research Institute (ARI) in Singapore (NUS) where this important and exciting dissertation may well turn into a marvelous book.

 
Congratulations to Dr. Mei Feng Mok!
 
C. Giebel

UW-Seattle

Source : VSG

Image « à la une » : Le marché de Binh Tây à Cholon en 1960.

Kimberly A. Goyette : Stratification and the Emergence of the Post-Secondary Private Education Sector in Vietnam

[ndlr] Annonce d’une conférence au colloque Gobal Education de l’Université Drexel le 21 avril 2015.

Stratification and the Emergence of the Post-Secondary Private Education Sector in Vietnam

Kimberly A. Goyette, Ph.D., Temple University

Private education is the fastest-growing sector of post-secondary education in Asia and worldwide.  This growth is especially notable in developing countries with a long history of state-controlled, public education.  Vietnam has had a strong public, post-secondary education sector that has only recently begun to experience growth in non-public institutions.  In this research, I investigate how the growth of the private sector may influence stratification in Vietnam.  I find that private and other types of non-public institutions are more likely to serve more advantaged students from South Vietnam. They pay higher costs to acquire their post-secondary credentials; however, these students also seem to choose more lucrative fields like science, technology and engineering, and business, perhaps as a way to ensure good returns to this investment.  This research suggests that as the private sector in Vietnam expands, the influence of family background and region of residence on post-secondary attendance may grow.

KimberlyAGoyetteAbout the Speaker

Kimberly A. Goyette is an associate professor of sociology and the director of the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society at Temple University.  Her recent work looks at relationships between schools, housing, and race in the U.S., and explores the privatization and internationalization of universities in Southeast Asia (CV pdf).

Source : Global Education Colloquium