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Ghosts of war in Vietnam

Author: Heonik Kwon
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The wandering souls of the war dead play an important part in postwar Vietnamese historical narrative and imagination. This volume explores the intimate ritual ties with these unsettled identities which still survive in Vietnam today, as well as the actions of those who hope to liberate them.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heonik Kwon
ISBN: 9780521880619 0521880610 9781107659421 1107659426
OCLC Number: 166357541
Description: viii, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ghosts of war --
Mass excavation --
Missing in action --
The phantom leg --
Death in the street --
Transforming ghosts --
Money for ghosts.
Series Title: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Responsibility: Heonik Kwon.


This book is a fascinating study of the Vietnamese experience and memory of the Vietnam War. Heonik Kwon illuminates critical issues of war and collective memory in Vietnam by examining stories about  Read more...


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Review of the hardback: 'The voices of Americans lost, dead, maimed physically or psychologically, fill the bookshelves. For the most part the voices of Vietnamese, living or dead, are unavailable. Read more...

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