Monday, March 16, 2009

The Chinese in North Vietnam

The issue of overseas Chinese and the politics of the homeland are often studied by scholars but relatively little attention has been paid to the Chinese who lived in North Vietnam before the country was reunited.

In our next show, airing Monday 16 March 2009 from 9-10 a.m. Pacific time on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, California, we talk with one scholar, Han Xiaorong from Butler University, who has done just that, focusing his research on Chinese living in North Vietnam from 1954 to 1978. The show is also simulcast via

"Spoiled Guests or Dedicated Patriots? The Chinese in North Vietnam, 1954-1978" by Xiaorong HAN, International Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 6, Issue 01, January 2009, pp. 1-36 (access licensed to UCI users)

HAN Xiaorong was born in China. He received his BA in history from Xiamen (Amoy) University, an MA in ethnic studies from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, an MA in anthropology from Tulane University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii. He was a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences for five years and has taught Chinese and Asian history at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu, Trinity College, the National University of Singapore, and Butler University in Indianapolis. He is now associate professor of the Department of History and Anthropology at Butler University. His research interests focus on state and ethnic minorities, intellectuals and peasants, and nationalist and Communist movements in twentieth century China, as well as Sino-Vietnamese interactions. Other publications include The Chinese Discourses on the Peasant, 1900-1949 (SUNY Press, 2005), "Who Invented the Bronze Drum?--Nationalism, Politics and a Sino-Vietnamese Archaeological Debate of the 1970s and 1980s," and "Localism in Chinese Communist Politics Before and After 1949--The Case of Feng Baiju."

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