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Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory

Long T. Bui

Abstract

Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory reassesses the legacy of the Vietnam War through the figure of South Vietnam. More specifically, it offers a reinterpretation of the military policy of Vietnamization. In 1969, Richard Nixon pledged to “Vietnamize” the regional armed conflict in Indochina, placing all responsibility for winning the war onto the South Vietnamese—a “transfer” of power that ended in the swift collapse of the south to northern communist forces in 1975. It recognizes that Vietnamization and the end of South Vietnam signals not just an example of flawed A ... More

Keywords: refugee, South Vietnam, Vietnam War, Vietnamization, memory, globalization, anti-communism, trauma

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479817061
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479817061.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Long T. Bui, author
University of California, Irvine