Extrait d’un article sur les femmes affiliées au Parti Nationaliste du Viêt-Nam paru dans The Straits Times, 21 mars 1930, p. 13.
Photo de la fiche anthropométrique de la Sûreté coloniale de Nguyen Thi Giang (Cô Giang), la compagne de Nguyen Thai Hoc.
Part they Played in the Disturbances
Detectives are searching everywhere in Indo-China for the mistress of Nguyen-thai-Hoc, – a former elementary school teacher named Thi-Giang, – who is stated to have played a very important part in preparing the ground for the recent mutiny at Yen-Bay and for the native uprisings.
Nguyen-thai-Hoc was the ringleader of the rebels and, according to statements made by some of his lieutenants now in custody, his mistress Thi-Giang had charge of the plans for recruiting young women and girls to help the cause of the “revolution”.
These girls and women actually rendered a variety of most useful services to the rebels. They circulated subscription lists and collected considerable sums of money; they use their influence in persuading their men-folk to throw in their lot with the rebels and they were charged with many delicate missions which could not very well, or safely, have been entrusted to men.
Reproduit d’après Viet Quoc
Women, War, Vietnam: The Mobilization of Female Images, 1954-1978 proceeds with two deeply interwoven goals in mind: mapping the experience of women in the Viet Nam War and evaluating the ways that ideas about women and gender influenced the course of American involvement in Viet Nam. Julie Osborn argues that between 1954 and 1978, ideas about women and femininity were crucially involved in impelling, sustaining, and later restraining American actions and prerogatives in Viet Nam. The dissertation evaluates literal images such as photographs, film and television footage as well as images evoked by texts in the form of news reports, magazine articles, and fiction, focusing specifically on images that reveal deeply gendered ways of seeing and representing the conflict for Americans. Some of the images Julie Osborn analyzes include a French nurse known as the “Angel of Dien Bien Phu,” refugees regrouping to southern Viet Nam in 1954, the de facto “first lady” of the Republic of Viet Nam under Ngo Dinh Diem, Tran Le Xuan, a.k.a. “Madame Nhu,” and female members of the National Liberation Front. Juxtaposing images of American women, Julie Osborn also focuses on the figure of the housewife protesting American atrocities and the use of napalm in Viet Nam, and images wrought by American women intellectuals that shifted focus away from the military and toward the larger social and psychological impact of the war.