Subject Area: Vietnam
This book examines the history and role of the Chinese community in Vietnam during the French colonial era, with descriptions of its demographic, institutional, and economic significance.2008 0-7734-4961-2
Examines how the war in South Vietnam was reflective of a larger battle within the United States between the executive and the legislative branches of government over war-making powers.2006 0-7734-5870-0
Vietnam has set 2005 as the target date for accession to the World Trade Organization. This momentous occasion would mark another milestone in Vietnam’s decades-long re-entry into the global community. Since the mid-1980s, the Vietnamese Communist Party has sought a difficult balancing act that bifurcates liberalism into two forms; one acceptable (economic) and one unacceptable (political). While Vietnam’s decision-makers have decided that entry into the global system of economic liberalism will complement the country’s economic development goals, the Vietnamese Communist Party has yet to eagerly embrace political liberalism. This volume addresses the domestic and international context of Vietnam’s global integration challenges with particular focus on the ruling party debate over liberalization; necessary economic and legal adjustments for WTO accession and the subsequent new challenges to the party’s legitimacy; emergence of civil society as a potentially empowered political actor; and the relationship between Vietnam and the United States. This volume finds that Vietnam’s accession may create as many new problems for Vietnam’s leadership, while aggravating extant tensions between urban and rural populations. It is clear that WTO accession is intended to bolster the economic legitimacy of the Communist Party, yet offers little respite from growing political and social challenges for the party in the 21st century.2012 0-7734-2569-1
A historical analysis of the how various American religious groups responded to the Vietnam war, both in support and in opposition.2008 0-7734-5121-8
Through the lenses of Multimodal literacy and material rhetoric, this book examines the site where, in 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen dispersing a Vietnam War protest shot into a crowd of Kent State students, killing four and wounding nine. Weiss brings twelve local visitors to the area three decades later and explores the role that subsequent construction, including an official memorial, plays in its local public sphere. Overall, the study offers two significant contributions to the related fields of literacy and rhetoric. This book contains eleven black and white photographs.2005 0-7734-6168-X
La Zona is the Mexican name for the specific section of the community where prositution is tolerated. This two-period ethnography of a brothel community located on Mexico’s northern border was conducted during the late Vietnam era. The only study of its kind, it examines five themes absent from the literature on prostitution: first, the “demand” side of the market: the male clientele; second, the social psychology of the client role; third, the extra-occupational lives of the women; fourth, changes in social mobility patterns and career contingencies and fifth, the documentation of preconditions necessary for the emergence of the role of the pimp.
This case study explores the operation of a brothel community in Frontier City, Mexico during a period of economic prosperity (1969-1972). Participant observation provides a typology of the major forms of prostitution practiced and the characteristics of the clientele (American, Mexican-American, Mexican) are discussed. While most studies of prostitution ignore the importance and structure of the clientele,. i.e., men: their recreational values, dating preferences and social functions, this study demonstrates that the nature, size, and composition of the clientele pool are related in important ways to the level of economic activity in the American southwest and traces the impact this has on physical and social mobility, working conditions, friendship and recreational networks that emerge on the site. The major findings concern an elaboration of the social psychological requirements for negotiating the client role; the importance of the male heterosexual subculture in learning to become a client; the focal concerns of the prostitutes and the lack of structural support for pimps--seen largely in terms of functional substitutes and institutional arrangements. A Postscript (The Summer of 1974) explores significant changes in the scene after roughly two years.1995 0-7734-2744-9
These two volumes contain poems expressing the Vietnamese author's feelings about love, the boat people, and his philosophy of life. Their musicality and rhythm go directly to the heart, and lend an exotic character to the verse.1995 0-7734-2745-7
These two volumes contain poems expressing the Vietnamese author's feelings about love, the boat people, and his philosophy of life. Their musicality and rhythm go directly to the heart, and lend an exotic character to the verse.1995 0-7734-9087-6
Offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of Vietnamese-American women and their roles in their community. Conflict is generated by the existence of competing traditions, and this text focuses on the conflict between Confucianism and romanticism in the Vietnamese tradition. It also utilizes insights developed in postmodern analytical circles to explain the community's seemingly contradictory reliance on opposing traditions. The study avoids the simplistic patriarchal focus, recognising that the community is much more pluralistic and complex: rather, it is a library of conflicting texts about gender, romance, and religion.2001 0-7734-7612-1
This study explains American motives and the decision-making process as it worked with Australia in Southeast Asia. It goes beyond other attempts at understanding the Australian-American arrangements, using valuable material newly released, which describes the evolution of American thinking, specifically during the presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. It also incorporates the American view on other aspects of Australian foreign policy, such as Indonesia, Malaysia and West New Guinea.1990 0-88946-505-3
A synthesis of existing literature and interpretation of information on American foreign policy in East Asia since 1945, covering the last three major wars: World War II, the Korean conflict, and Vietnam.1990 0-88946-848-62006 0-7734-5775-5
This book is a unique study of the Vietnam War that is best called a “memograph” because it combines both the skills and methods of the formal historical monograph with those of the memoirist. Through its monographic lens, this book sheds new light on many important aspects of the Vietnam War. Among those new views are the strategic and tactical changes in the war created by the Tet Offensive, and the unique use of the draft to create the “Vietnam Only Army.” Also, America’s willingness to use nuclear and chemical warfare in Vietnam are presented in the context of our current concern with weapons of mass destruction.
Through its memoir lens, the book shows the ways in which those kinds of issues and policies played out in the lives of the men who fought in Vietnam. Through the combination of these methods, the reader is taken through the training process for conscripts, to the false hope of avoiding Vietnam offered by the Vietnamization process and on to the various level of the war. Once the reader arrives in Vietnam, the memoir format, based on primary sources like “After Action Reports” and “Chronologies of Significant Events,” presents personal perspectives on how the war was fought. Thus, one travels from the air war to the ground war, and also to the war in the ground. This last view is also unique because it is the viewpoint of the rarely acknowledged men who fought in labyrinths beyond the ones covered in Thomas Manfold and John Pennycake’s treatment of tunnel warfare.