Writing War:

Memory & History

Cindy Nguyen, History Ph.D. Student

cindynguyen35@berkeley.edu

 

Memory & History

Memory History
living heritage representation of the past
popular state
rupture continuity
subjective objective

Alternative history of war

'site of memory': material, symbolic, functional

  • 1954
  • 1968
  • 1975
  • 1988

1954

  • Đêm giã từ Hà Nội (The night of departure from Hanoi) by Mai Thảo (1954)

1968

  • Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue 1968 by NhãCa (writte in 1969)

1975

  • "Last Days in Vietnam" (2014)
  • Kiem Do, a colonel in the South Vietnamese Navy, remembers the solemn flag-lowering ceremony aboard the U.S.S. Kirk after the fall of Saigon.

1988

  • Pulau Bidong, Malaysia
  • Relocation Camp, Philippines

memory, trauma, body

Memory, History, & War

By Cindy A. Nguyen

Memory, History, & War

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