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  • State and Uncivil Society in Thailand at the Temple of Preah Vihearby Puangthong R. Pawakapan

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2013; US$ 25.87

    Since it began in 2008, the dispute over the temple of Preah Vihear and its adjacent area has envenomed Thai-Cambodian relations. Puangthong R. Pawakapan argues that initially Thai-Cambodian cooperation on the temple had begun within the framework of Thailand’s strategy to become a regional economic centre and leader. It was the first time in... more...

  • Post-war Laosby Vatthana Pholsena

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2006; US$ 82.90

    More than a quarter of century after the end of the war in 1975, the Lao leadership is still in search for a compelling nationalist narration. Its politics of culture and representation appear to be caught between the rhetoric of preservation and the desire for modernity. Meanwhile, originating from the periphery where ethnic minorities had hitherto... more...

  • Vietnam 1946by Stein Tonnesson

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Based on multiarchival research conducted over almost three decades, this landmark account tells how a few men set off a war that would lead to tragedy for millions. Stein Tønnesson was one of the first historians to delve into scores of secret French, British, and American political, military, and intelligence documents. In this fascinating account... more...

  • Vietnam - Hué, Danang & Hoi Anby Janet Arrowood

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    The arrival of Emperor Gia Long in 1802 began the flowering of Hué, with the building of a Chinese-style Forbidden City and the construction of royal tombs along the Perfume River. When Emperor Bao Dai abdicated in 1945, Hué ceased to be the capital of Vietnam, and Hanoi was reinstated. Hué was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in... more...

  • Vietnam - Nha Trang, Dalat & the Southern Highlandsby Janet Arrowood

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Nha Trang has a huge variety of hotels, almost all within a few blocks of the Pacific beaches. Most of the hotels have gardens with restaurants, and all offer decent Asian and Western food. There are lots of ocean-front bars and some discos open until all hours. People come to Nha Trang for three reasons: To eat seafood, to chill out, and to try the... more...

  • Surprised at Being Aliveby Robert F. Curtis

    Casemate 2014; US$ 18.99

    Sometimes you do everything right, but it just isn’t your day. A part fails and your helicopter comes apart in flight, or, another aircraft runs into you and the pieces of both fall to the ground below, or the enemy gunner pulls the trigger at just the right moment and his rounds find your aircraft in exactly the right spot to take it out of the... more...

  • The Country of Memoryby Hue-Tam Ho Tai

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    The American experience in the Vietnam War has been the subject of a vast body of scholarly work, yet surprisingly little has been written about how the war is remembered by Vietnamese themselves. The Country of Memory fills this gap in the literature by addressing the subject of history, memory, and commemoration of the Vietnam War in modern day... more...

  • Assuming the Burdenby Mark Atwood Lawrence

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    This beautifully crafted and solidly researched book explains why and how the United States made its first commitment to Vietnam in the late 1940s. Mark Atwood Lawrence deftly explores the process by which the Western powers set aside their fierce disagreements over colonialism and extended the Cold War fight into the Third World. Drawing on an unprecedented... more...

  • Vietnamby L. Shelton Woods

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 55.00

    While most Americans might still think of Vietnam as little more than the site of a war, such broad typecasting glosses over a complicated and frequently misrepresented country. This volume brings the nation's dynamic history, society and religious institutions to the page. more...

  • Fragments of the Presentby Philip Taylor

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 27.22

    A new theoretical perspective on southern Vietnam and its recent history, examining the differences between the local villager's view of modernity and those of the state. more...