publication . Doctoral thesis . 2009

An assemblage of fragments : history, revolutionary aesthetics and global capitalism in Vietnamese/American literature, films and visual culture

Võ, Ch'o'ng-Đài Ĥòng;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Abstract
This project examines the politics of knowledge production in Vietnam during the transition from socialist realism to post-socialist aesthetics and neoliberalism. I look at literary, filmic and visual culture productions that challenge and present alternatives to the construction of history in the discourses of Vietnamese nationalism, French colonialism and U.S. imperialism. I attend to the cultural violence that came out of the Vietnamese civil war and that continues to haunt the post-socialist society. I first focus on works produced by writers and filmmakers in the North to examine how they responded to the state vision of history-making. To recover the suppr...
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free text keywords: UCSD Dissertations, Academic Literature. (Discipline), Vietnam Historiography Postcolonialism, Vietnamese literature History and criticism Themes motives 20th century, Vietnam Political aspects History and criticism Motion pictures, Vietnam Social aspects History and criticism Motion pictures
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