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Book talk with Professor Long T. Bui (UC Irvine)

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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In 1975, South Vietnam fell to communism, marking a stunning conclusion to the Vietnam War. Although this former ally of the United States has vanished from the world map, Long T. Bui maintains that its memory endures for refugees with a strong attachment to this ghost country. Blending ethnography with oral history, archival research, and cultural analysis, Returns of War considers how the historical legacy of a nation that only existed for twenty years is being kept alive by its dispersed stateless exiles.

Long T. Bui is Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of California, Irvine.



Nguyet Tong

Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American Studies Department