Archives par mot-clé : Viêt-Nam

Chế độ cộng sản Việt Nam sụp đổ, người Việt mới có hòa hợp hòa giải? [VOA]

[ndlr] Entretien sur VOA avec le dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu sur la question de la réconciliation nationale.

Chiến tranh Việt Nam chấm dứt cách đây 4 thập niên, nhưng mâu thuẫn trong nội bộ người Việt dẫn tới cuộc chiến và phát sinh từ sau ngày 30/4/75 tới nay vẫn chưa được hóa giải bất chấp những nỗ lực ‘hòa hợp hòa giải dân tộc’.


Nguyên nhân vì sao và làm thế nào để người Việt thật sự ‘hòa hợp-hòa giải’ với nhau? Đó cũng là nội dung cuộc trao đổi hôm nay giữa Trà Mi VOA với một nhà bất đồng chính kiến nổi tiếng xuất thân từ gia đình cách mạng có công lớn với chế độ cộng sản Việt Nam, người từng lãnh án tù vì các hoạt động đấu tranh dân chủ và bị trục xuất sang Mỹ tị nạn chính trị cách đây một năm: Tiến sĩ luật Cù Huy Hà Vũ.

Pierre Haski : Quand la France ouvrait les bras à 120 000 réfugiés sauvés en mer

GlucksmannSartreAron_1979[ndlr] Signalement d’un article de Pierre Haski rappelant l’entente sacrée autour du sauvetage des boat people vietnamiens (Un Bateau pour le Viêt-Nam) et l’accueil des réfugiés indochinois en France il y a 36 ans.

André Glucksmann, Jean-Paul Sartre et Raymond Aron sortent de l’Elysée le 16 juin 1979 (photographie de Richard Melloul) après avoir défendu la cause des réfugiés vietnamiens et cambodgiens.


En 1979, politiques et intellectuels français mettaient leurs désaccords de côté et accueillaient plus de 120 000 réfugiés vietnamiens et cambodgiens. Une union impensable sur la crise en Méditerranée.

Imaginez l’image : les plus grands intellectuels du pays, de droite comme de gauche, unis pour lancer un appel à sauver les migrants menacés de naufrage en Méditerranée, et à les accueillir à bras ouverts en France !

Impensable aujourd’hui, et pourtant, ça s’est produit. Oui, notre pays a été exemplaire il y a plus de 35 ans, et n’a jamais eu à le regretter.

C’était en 1979, et la crise des boat people d’Indochine dominait le « 20 heures » de nos télés, avec des images de familles entières dans des embarcations de fortune en mer de Chine, menacées par les pirates, les requins, les intempéries… Des Vietnamiens et des Cambodgiens fuyant le communisme et les persécutions ethniques, rackettés pour pouvoir partir, sans savoir où aller.


L’anticommunisme de la droite et la mauvaise conscience d’une gauche qui avait soutenu les mouvements de libération devenus à leur tour oppresseurs ont permis ce rare consensus au service d’une grande cause humanitaire.


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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

Catherine Earl : Vietnam’s New Middle Classes – Gender, Career, City

Earl_VietnamsNewMiddleClasses[ndlr] Nouvelle publication sur les classes moyennes vietnamiennes.

This volume explores the social consequences of macro-economic reform introduced in Vietnam more than a quarter of a century ago through a focus on young women graduates who hope to find success in Ho Chi Minh City’s growing graduate labour market. They are part of Vietnam’s new middle class, an educated and affluent segment of society growing with the rapid urbanization of Vietnam’s major cities.

Drawing on a rich person-centred ethnography supplemented with middle-class Vietnamese women’s published autobiographies, it reveals how opportunities for professional work, further education, and leisure lifestyling attract young migrants, particularly female graduates, to Vietnam’s mega-urban Southeast region. Centred on Ho Chi Minh City, it argues that Vietnam’s Southeast enables young women, so long as they remain single, to realize aspirations for betterment that affect not only their own lives, but those of their families and communities who remain in rural Vietnam. It highlights the socio-cultural and material benefits realized through remittances received from urban daughters to emphasize the salience of kinship during periods of social transformation.

The volume concludes with a wide-ranging look at the emergence of middle classes in Pacific Asia in order to locate the Vietnamese new middle class within a globalizing context.


Acknowledgements vii

1. Middle classes in post-reform Ho Chi Minh City 1
2. Urban middle classes in postcolonial Saigon 49
3. Living in twenty-first century Ho Chi Minh City 87
4. Lifestyles of professional work 109
5. New middle-class leisure culture 135
6. Social mobility in a multi-dimensional family 172
7. Delaying and desiring marriage 209
8. Conclusion 240
References 271
Index 302

Catherine Earl is a social anthropologist and research assistant at Federation Business School, Federation University, Australia. She is a frequent visitor to Vietnam and she has published on social mobility, social welfare and social change in Vietnam and in Australia.

Source : NIAS Press

Tia Sáng Vietnam : Blogging Politics in Vietnam 2003-2015

[ndlr] Signalement d’un timeline utile sur le blogging politique vietnamien depuis l’émergence des réseaux sociaux au Viêt-Nam. A l’initiative de Tia Sáng Vietnam. Cliquez sur l’image pour accéder au site.

Blogging Politics in Vietnam 2003-2015

 A timeline of Vietnam’s blogging movement and related political events


This timeline has been created to help inform debates on the impact of social media on wider political developments in Vietnam. Click on the spanner icon at the bottom right of the timeline to change zoom and view settings.

 Source : Tia Sang Vietnam. Reporting on Vietnam’s internet


Kimberly Kay Hoang: Dealing in Desire. Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work [parution]

KimberlyKayHoang_DealingInDesire[ndlr] Nouvelle parution aux presses de l’université de Californie. Présentation de l’éditeur.

This captivating ethnography explores Vietnam’s sex industry as the country ascends the global and regional stage. Over the course of five years, author Kimberly Kay Hoang worked at four exclusive Saigon hostess bars catering to diverse clientele: wealthy local Vietnamese and Asian businessmen, Viet Kieus (ethnic Vietnamese living abroad), Western businessmen, and Western budget-tourists. Dealing in Desire takes an in-depth and often personal look at both the sex workers and their clients to show how Vietnamese high finance and benevolent giving are connected to the intimate spheres of the informal economy. For the domestic super-elite who use the levers of political power to channel foreign capital into real estate and manufacturing projects, conspicuous consumption is a means of projecting an image of Asian ascendancy to potential investors. For Viet Kieus and Westerners who bring remittances into the local economy, personal relationships with local sex workers reinforce their ideas of Asia’s rise and Western decline, while simultaneously bolstering their diminished masculinity. Dealing in Desire illuminates Ho Chi Minh City’s sex industry as not just a microcosm of the global economy, but a critical space where dreams and deals are traded.



Introduction: Dealing in Desire

1. Sex Work in HCMC, 1867–Present
2. The Contemporary Sex Industry
3. New Hierarchies of Global Men
4. Entrepreneurial Mommies
5. Autonomy and Consent in Sex Work
6. Constructing Desirable Bodies
7. Sex Workers’ Economic Trajectories
Conclusion: Faltering Ascent

Appendix: The Empirical Puzzle and the Embodied Cost of Ethnography

Kimberly Kay Hoang is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston College.

Source : University of California Press


Les “passeurs”. Portrait de groupe d’intellectuels vietnamiens dans le siècle franco-vietnamien (1858-1954)

Moussons_24[ndlr] Message de la revue Moussons : Toute l’équipe éditoriale de Moussons a le plaisir de vous annoncer la parution du  dernier numéro de la revue (24)  qui propose un dossier thématique intitulé Les “passeurs”. Portrait de groupe d’intellectuels vietnamiens dans le siècle franco-vietnamien (1858-1954) réalisé sous la direction de Trinh Van Thao et Nguyen Phuong Ngoc.


Le siècle franco-vietnamien (1858-1954) n’avait pas laissé, au-delà des épisodes guerriers qui ont jalonné le long chemin de la révolte à la liberté, que ruines et larmes. Il reste un legs culturel à mettre au jour, à entreprendre un état des lieux d’autant plus complexe que bien souvent enfoui, refoulé sous le poids des oublis, des préjugés, et par-dessus tout, des mémoires sélectives. On le sait depuis Maurice Halbwachs, il faut se méfier de la mémoire historique, mémoire d’État qui se confond trop souvent avec la pensée unique et dont la vocation principale consiste à refouler dans les zones d’ombre des fragments entiers de mémoires collectives, plurielles et multiples, venant des minorités, des vaincus et surtout de ceux qui dérangent le bel ordre établi. Plus discrets et moins visibles que les événements historiques de grande ampleur (changement de régime, guerres et révolutions), les faits culturels peuvent pourtant exercer un effet plus durable.


Source : Moussons