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‘Hồn Tử Sĩ, Nghĩa Trang Quân Đội Biên Hòa’ [DVD]

[ndlr] Annonce de la sortie du DVD consacré à la mémoire des soldats de la République du Viêt-Nam et du cimetière de l’armée à Bien Hoa dans lequel ils reposent.

dvd_hontusiWESTMINSTER, California (NV) – Vào trưa Chủ Nhật, 13 Tháng Mười Một, các nhà văn Trần Phong Vũ, Huy Phương, cựu quân nhân QLVNCH Ngô Chí Thiềng cùng ca sĩ Ngọc Đan Thanh sẽ tổ chức một buổi giới thiệu DVD “Hồn Tử Sĩ, Nghĩa Trang Quân Đội Biên Hòa” tại Westminster Civic Center.

Lire la suite : Người Việt, 09/11/2016.

Brenda M. Boyle and Jeehyun Lim, eds.: Looking Back on the Vietnam War – Twenty-First Century Perspectives

[ndlr] Parution d’un ouvrage collectif dans lequel les perspectives vietnamiennes sont prépondérantes. Présentation de l’éditeur.

LookingBackOnTheVietnamWarMore than forty years have passed since the official end of the Vietnam War, yet the war’s legacies endure. Its history and iconography still provide fodder for film and fiction, communities of war refugees have spawned a wide Vietnamese diaspora, and the United States military remains embroiled in unwinnable wars with eerie echoes of Vietnam.

Looking Back on the Vietnam War brings together scholars from a broad variety of disciplines, who offer fresh insights on the war’s psychological, economic, artistic, political, and environmental impacts. Each essay examines a different facet of the war, from its representation in Marvel comic books to the experiences of Vietnamese soldiers exposed to Agent Orange. By putting these pieces together, the contributors assemble an expansive yet nuanced composite portrait of the war and its global legacies.

Though they come from diverse scholarly backgrounds, ranging from anthropology to film studies, the contributors are united in their commitment to original research. Whether exploring rare archives or engaging in extensive interviews, they voice perspectives that have been excluded from standard historical accounts. Looking Back on the Vietnam War thus embarks on an interdisciplinary and international investigation to discover what we remember about the war, how we remember it, and why.


Brenda Boyle, Jeehyun Lim, Yen Le Espiritu, Quan Tue Tran, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Lan Duong, Vinh Nguyen, Robert Mason, Leonie Jones, Heonik Kwon, Diane Niblack Fox, Cathy Schlund-Vials

Table Of Contents


Note on the Text

Introduction: Looking Back at the Vietnam War / Brenda M. Boyle and Jeehyun Lim

  • Chapter 1: Vietnamese Refugees and Internet Memorials: When Does War End and Who Gets to Decide? / Yên Lê Espiritu
  • Chapter 2: Broken, but Not Forsaken: Disabled South Vietnamese Veterans in Vietnam and the Vietnamese Diaspora / Quan Tue Tran
  • Chapter 3: What Is Vietnamese American Literature? / Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Chapter 4: Viet Nam and the Diaspora: Absence, Presence, and the Archive / Lan Duong
  • Chapter 5: Liberal Humanitarianism and Post–Cold War Cultural Politics: The Case of Le Ly Hayslip / Jeehyun Lim
  • Chapter 6: Ann Hui’s Boat People: Documenting Vietnamese Refugees in Hong Kong / Vinh Nguyen
  • Chapter 7: “The Deep Black Hole”: Vietnam in the Memories of Australian Veterans and Refugees / Robert Mason and Leonie Jones
  • Chapter 8: Missing Bodies and Homecoming Spirits / Heonik Kwon
  • Chapter 9: Agent Orange: Toxic Chemical, Narrative of Suffering, Metaphor for War / Diane Niblack Fox
  • Chapter 10: Re-Seeing Cambodia and Recollecting The ’Nam: A Vertiginous Critique of the Military Sublime / Cathy J. Schlund-Vials
  • Chapter 11: Naturalizing War: The Stories We Tell about the Vietnam War / Brenda M. Boyle

Appendix A: Archives

Appendix B: Publications since 2000

Notes on Contributors


Source : Rutgers University Press

Post-Vietnam military herbicide exposures in UC-123 Agent Orange spray aircraft

[ndlr] La question de la toxicité sur le long terme de l’Agent orange est de nouveau d’actualité avec la publication d’une nouvelle étude scientifique publiée dans la revue Environmental Research. Résumé (article en accès réservé).


Graphical abstract

During the Vietnam War, approximately 20 million gallons of herbicides, including ~10.5 million gallons of dioxin-contaminated Agent Orange, were sprayed by about 34 UC-123 aircraft subsequently used by the United States Air Force Reserves (~1971-1982) without decontamination. After many years without monitoring, tests revealed the presence of dioxin. All but three aircraft were smelted in 2009. Current Air Force and Department of Veterans Affairs policies stipulate that “dried residues” of chemical herbicides and dioxin in the post-Vietnam war use of the aircraft had not lead to meaningful exposures to flight crew and maintenance personnel, who are thus ineligible for Agent Orange-related benefits or medical examinations and treatment. We used three complementary approaches for modeling potential exposures to dioxin in these aircraft, based on the sparse monitoring data available, and found the body-burden for dermal-oral exposure for flight crew and maintainers exceeded existing guidelines. The surface wipe samples taken by the Air Force exceeded Army screening level guidelines. Two models show that the surface residues led to airborne contamination and dioxin dust adsorption. Thus inhalation, ingestion and skin absorption in aircrew and maintainers were likely to have occurred during post-Vietnam use of the aircraft. Current Air Force and Department of Veterans Affairs policies are not consistent with the available industrial hygiene measurements or with widely accepted models for semivolatile organic compounds like dioxin.

  • Ref. : Peter A. Lurker, Fred Berman, Richard W. Clapp, Jeanne Mager Stellman, “Post-Vietnam military herbicide exposures in UC-123 Agent Orange spray aircraft”, Environmental Research, Volume 130, April 2014, Pages 34–42.

Source : Science Direct

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