Annonce d’une conférence de Le Ly Hayslip aux Etats-Unis. Affiche ci-dessous.
Le Ly Hayslip, author of When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace, is giving a public lecture:
Women in the Thick of War: Vietnam and Beyond
at 7pm next Thursday, Feb. 21st, at Haverford College.
Based on the experiences she and others have undergone, Le Ly Hayslip recounts the trials and tribulations of women caught in the middle of war zones. Le Ly is an internationally known Vietnamese-American author, philanthropist, peace activist and speaker. Her best-selling memoirs When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace – adapted to film by Oliver Stone as Heaven and Earth – record her painful and ultimately triumphant journey from a traumatizing childhood in war-torn Vietnam to her new life in America. For the last 30 years, Le Ly’s goal has been to bring east and west together – to open a dialogue between the United States and Vietnam – to heal the wounds of war and re-build a ravaged nation.
Sponsored by the Department of History and the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program.
Annoncée sur le site officiel du gouvernement de la RSVN : sortie prévue d’un ouvrage commémoratif en trois tomes en hommage aux Jeunesses de choc du Viêt-Nam. Le tome 1 est paru le 7 juillet à l’occasion du 70e anniversaire des blessés et martyrs, le tome 2 paraîtra le 30 septembre et le tome 3 le 15 décembre.
(Chinhphu.vn) – Chiều 7/7, Hội Cựu Thanh niên xung phong (TNXP) Việt Nam đã giới thiệu cuốn sách “Thanh niên xung phong anh hùng” tập 1 nhân dịp kỷ niệm 70 năm ngày Thương binh-Liệt sĩ (27/7/1947-27/7/2017).
Signalement d’un article sur l’engagement des femmes du côté de la RDVN (Hanoi) à travers cinq témoignages.
Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, who had led the North Vietnamese military during the Vietnam War, was looking for the woman who had shot down an American bomber in June 1968. In the nearly four decades that had passed, she had worked many jobs and raised three children. Few people outside her family had heard her wartime stories.
Heroines and striking female figures are not new in Vietnam — they have played an integral role in Vietnamese history for millenniums. In the 1st century A.D., the Trung sisters, often called Vietnam’s earliest national patriots, led a three-year rebellion against the Chinese Han dynasty, which ruled their country. The female legacy persists in the modern era; in all of Vietnam’s recent conflicts, women have been crucial. They fought alongside men and carried heavy loads down the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Yet as the historian Karen G. Turner notes in her book “Even the Women Must Fight,” “Women warriors, so essential to Vietnam’s long history and so important in the most photographed war in history, have remained invisible.”
Nous avons appris le décès de l’historienne Marilyn B. Young, Professeure d’histoire à l’Université de New York. Elle est l’auteure de plusieurs ouvrages de référence sur la Chine et la guerre du Viêt-Nam.
Thanks to a generous anonymous grant, Marilyn B. Young was able to attend Harvard University on full scholarship, provided she learned Chinese and wrote a thesis in the field of US-East Asian relations. This, in due course she did, under the direction of Ernest R. May and John King Fairbank, who nicely book-ended the subject matter. The thesis, and subsequent book, Rhetoric of Empire, put 19th century American policy towards China in an international context, examining the Notes as the emerged out of the crisis of the Boxer Rebellion. Her subsequent scholarship has had a dual track: to understand both American imperialism and those who fought against it, at home and abroad.
Christy Thornton & Stuart Schrader, “Marilyn Young (1937–2017)“, Jacobin Mag, 24/02/2017. Militarism runs deep in the United States, but historian Marilyn Young never gave up believing that it could be overcome.