Archives par mot-clé : Viêt-Nam

Le Hong Hiep : Obama’s Visit to Vietnam Gave Many Important Immediate and Long-term Outcomes

[ndlr] Signalement d’une analyse de Le Hong Hiep (ISEAS) sur les nouvelles perspectives américano-vietnamiennes.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

• The milestone visit by US President Barrack Obama to Vietnam on 22-25 June 2016 gave immediate and important results.

• Most noteworthy was the decision by the US to fully lift its long-standing lethal arms embargo on Vietnam. Other significant outcomes include Vietjet’s contract to buy 100 aircraft from Boeing; Vietnam’s granting of a license for the establishment of the US-funded Fulbright University Vietnam; and Vietnam’s formal permission for the US Peace Corps to operate in the country.

• The military impact of the lifting of the embargo is limited, however, as Vietnam is unlikely to enter into any major arms deal with the US any time soon. For now, instead of importing US weapons, Hanoi will probably focus on acquiring US military equipment to enhance its maritime capabilities.

• However, the indication of a stronger rapprochement between the two countries, tending towards a de facto security partnership, has political and strategic implications that are more important than military ones.

• This should worry China more than the arms that Vietnam may purchase from the US after the ban is removed.

• The lifting of the ban will have minimal military impact on other ASEAN member states, however, and the deepened relationship between Hanoi and Washington can be expected to either add momentum to the strengthening of US-ASEAN ties or further polarize ASEAN countries, especially if Beijing responds by expanding its strategic influence over some of them.

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Source : ISEAS Perspective

Vietnam: les dissidents donnent de la voix avant la venue d’Obama

[ndlr] La venue de Barack Obama en visite officielle du 23 au 25 mai 2016 suscite de nombreux espoirs au Viêt-Nam. Le mouvement pro-démocratique tentera de faire entendre sa voix.

“Sommes-nous libres, sommes-nous vraiment libres?”: samedi, quelques dissidents, ont défié le pouvoir vietnamien en organisant à Hanoi un concert secret. Un acte de résistance dans l’espoir de faire pression avant la venue de Barack Obama dans ce pays communiste.

Sur scène, dans une petite maison de la capitale vietnamienne, où le président américain arrive lundi matin: Mai Khoi, pop star et militante prodémocratie.

La question, posée à la fin d’une ballade aux accents de blues, est une interrogation rhétorique au Vietnam, pays à parti unique, qui continue à réprimer toute manifestation, à opprimer les opposants et où les syndicats sont interdits.

Lire la suite : La Voix du Nord, 22/05/2016.

Image “à la une” : la chanteuse et activiste prodémocrate Mai Khôi © DR

Chip : Learn365Project – Timeline for all events related to the fish deaths in Vietnam

[ndlr] Avis de la parution d’une page d’information (sur le site de Chip) dédiée à l’affaire des poissons morts du Viêt-Nam.

For those of you who don’t already know, recently there has been some social unrest in Vietnam. A lot of people went out on the street to protest over the mass fish death and the way the government has been handling the situation. As is the case with unrest, there are a lot of people spreading rumors and causing even more unrest. I think it might be helpful to just look at the facts. Below is a complete timeline of all those events: from when the fish started dying on April 6 to today. I only quoted accredited newspapers, and I don’t include rumors spread on social media. Please let me know if there is something I’m missing.

Lien : https://learn365project.com/

Image “à la une” : Mass fish death central coast region © EPA

Centenaire de Xuân Diệu (1916-1985) – BnF

[ndlr] Signalement d’un billet biographique sur le poète Xuân Diệu par Nguyen Giang-Huong.

À l’occasion du 100e anniversaire de sa naissance, la Bibliothèque nationale de France lui rend hommage par une présentation des livres de Xuân Diệu dans la salle G de la bibliothèque de Haut-de-Jardin du 10 mai au 3 juillet 2016.

Poète doté d’une grande sensibilité, illustre défenseur de la modernisation de la langue vietnamienne, Xuân Diệu est l’une des figures les plus représentatives de la littérature vietnamienne du XXe siècle.

Né le 2 février 1916 à Bình Định dans une famille de lettrés, Ngô Xuân Diệu, connu sous son nom de plume de Xuân Diệu, maîtrise à la fois les caractères chinois par son père, l’écriture vietnamienne romanisée (appelée le quốc ngữ) et le français par son parcours scolaire dans les écoles franco-indigènes. Après son baccalauréat, il devient fonctionnaire du gouvernement colonial, au Bureau de Commerce à Mỹ Tho. Il démissionne en 1943 pour rejoindre son ami intime Huy Cận à Hà Nội, avec qui il se rallie au Việt Minh et fait partie des partisans de Hồ Chí Minh. En 1983, il est élu membre honoraire à l’Académie des Arts de Berlin. Xuân Diệu meurt le 18 décembre 1985 d’une crise cardiaque.

Lire la suite : Blog BnF, 09/05/2016.

Hà Sĩ Phu: Cứ êm ái chết đúng quy trình như đàn cá ư ? [interview]

[ndlr] Interview intéressante de l’intellectuel Hà Sĩ Phu sur “la question chinoise” qui refait surface avec l’affaire de la pollution industrielle à l’origine de milliers de tonnes de poissons morts dans le centre du Viêt-Nam.

Il y développe sa théorie : “Pour sortir de l’orbite chinoise, il faut sortir du communisme mais pour sortir du communisme il faut sortir du mythe de l’Oncle Ho”.

“… Thoát Trung là một công cuộc không đơn giản, rất khó khăn và lâu dài. Nhưng rút gọn lại như một triết lý, như cái cốt lõi của vấn đề thì “Muốn Thoát Trung phải Thoát Cộng, mà muốn Thoát Cộng thì phải Thoát được Hồ”. Nếu bảo Việt Nam không thể Thoát Hồ, không thể Thoát Cộng được đâu thì điều đó cũng có nghĩa là xin thua luôn, cứ chịu Bắc thuộc thôi, Việt Nam không thể Thoát Trung được! Nạn Bắc thuộc mới sẽ diễn ra đúng như quy trình và bất khả kháng!?” – Hà Sĩ Phu.

Source : Dân Làm Báo

Anthony Heathcote : Remember Forever – Relationships With the Living and the Dead in a Vietnamese Online Memorial Site [2015]

[ndlr] Résumé de la thèse de Anthony Heathcote (University of Adelaide, School of Social Sciences, 2015) sur un sujet inédit et passionnant : la mémorialisation en ligne dans le Viêt-Nam contemporain à travers l’étude des interactions des internautes sur un forum dédié aux personnes décédées. Cette recherche ethnographique se déplace à travers le temps, l’espace et les mondes virtuels pour examiner la relation entre les nouvelles technologies des médias et des pratiques commémoratives qui sont souvent culturellement et politiquement controversées” (Christina Schwenkel, VSG).

This thesis is concerned with online memorialisation in contemporary Vietnam. It argues that the experiences of Vietnamese who participate in the online memorial site Nghĩa Trang Online highlight the continuities as well as tensions which exist between online, offline and other world (the world of the dead) communications. At its starting point, this thesis situates Vietnamese online interactions within the cultural practice of ancestor worship in Vietnam, which is the dominant relationship Vietnamese have with the dead. It demonstrates that online interactions with the dead which may seem new and untraditional are profoundly embedded in ancestor worship, and that the practice of ancestor worship itself is one which has transformed, through political, technological, economic and cultural changes.

These examinations also feed into wider socio-political issues in Vietnam, including the online memorialisation of fetuses after an abortion, and the remembering of revolutionary martyrs (liệt sĩ) killed during the American/Vietnam War in contrast to the forgetting of soldiers in the ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam/South Vietnamese Army). This thesis also argues that Nghĩa Trang Online engenders a community where Vietnamese can express their emotions relating to loss, continue a relationship with the deceased through comments and online offerings, and give and receive support with fellow members. Such emotional expression is often disenfranchised in Vietnamese society and so online memorialisation becomes a new vehicle for the enfranchisement of grief.

This thesis is based on twelve months’ fieldwork between 2012-2013 in Vietnam within the major cities of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang, through online and offline participant observation in the country’s largest online memorial, Nghĩa Trang Online (Cemetery Online). The site is also known as Nhớ Mãi (Remember Forever). Originating in 2008, the website currently has around 60,000 members who use the memorial to create online tombs for the dead, ‘light’ candles and ‘burn’ incense, create online offerings, and remember and communicate with the living and the dead. A number of members also meet in person and participate in death days, cemetery visits, birthdays, weddings, charity events and other social gatherings.

The Internet is burgeoning with spaces dedicated to remembering the dead through social networking sites, blogs, museums, archives, cemeteries and memorials. While there is an expanding body of research contributing to this field, the interactions between the online, offline and the other world in contemporary Vietnam have not been anthropologically researched. This work aims to fill this gap, focusing on the extraordinarily diverse intersection of remembrance, continuing relationships, community, emotion and online memorialisation in contemporary Vietnam.

Mots clés : Nghĩa Trang Online / Nhomai.vn / Anthropology / Ancestor Worship / Death / Ethnography / Vietnam / Online Memorial / Community / Continuing Bonds / Grief / Emotion / Forgetting / Abortion / Revolutionary Martyrs / ARVN / Reflexivity

Source : VSG et Adelaide Research & Scholarship

Image “à la une” : illustration de la page d’accès du site mémoriel Nho Mai © DR

Sitting Bull à Saigon — 1er mai 2016

L’image du jour :

FishProtest_01-05-2016Sitting Bull, le chef sioux, en renfort : “L’argent ne se mange pas”.

Image de la manifestation du 1er mai 2016 pour la protection de l’environnement en réponse à la pollution industrielle au Centre du pays. Ici à Ho Chi Minh-Ville près du marché Ben Thanh © DR

Pour en savoir plus, voir le reportage photographique en ligne :


Reportage à Ho Chi Minh-Ville sur la manifestation pacifique du 1er mai 2016 sous l’œil d’un voyageur étranger.