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The Republic of Vietnam, 1955-1975: Vietnamese Perspectives on Nation Building

Tuong Vu and Sean Fear


Through the voices of senior officials, teachers, soldiers, journalists, and artists, this book presents us with an interpretation of “South Vietnam” as a passionately imagined nation in the minds of ordinary Vietnamese, rather than merely as an expeditious political construct of the United States government. The moving and honest memoirs collected, translated, and edited here describe the experiences of war, politics, and everyday life for people from many walks of life during the fraught years of Vietnam's Second Republic, leading up to and encompassing what Americans generally call the “Vie ... More

Keywords: South Vietnam, Vietnamese, war, politics, everyday life, Second Republic, Vietnam War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501745126
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501745126.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tuong Vu, editor

Sean Fear, editor

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