Book Launch-South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After

South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After

Author:  Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen,

 

Book Launch – by Professor Peter Edwards

Official Historian of Australia’s Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-75

With an opening address – by: Professor Alistair Thomson

School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies Monash University

Monday 9 May 2016
at 5:30 for 6pm start
Multicultural Hub, Drill Hall , 506 Elizabeth St
Melbourne (opposite Victoria Market)

 

South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After, written by Monash University historian and ARC Future Fellow Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen, will be launched at the Multicultural Hub, Drill Hall , in Melbourne on 9 May 2016. The book breaks new ground by shedding light on an essentially unexplored aspect of the war: the histories of the men and women who served in the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces. Drawn from a new oral history collection at the National Library of Australia, South Vietnamese Soldiers examines the experiences of two generations of soldiers and provides insights on their military service as well as their postwar lives. 

 

The Author
Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen, PhD, is associate professor and
Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the National Centre
for Australian Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Her published works include Praeger’s Memory Is Another
Country: Women of the Vietnamese Diaspora, the 2010 Choice
Outstanding Academic Title; Voyage of Hope: Vietnamese
Australian Women’s Narratives, shortlisted for the 2007 New
South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards; and Vietnamese Voices:
Gender and Cultural Identity in the Vietnamese Francophone
Novel. She is editor of New Perceptions of the Vietnam War:
Essays on the War, the South Vietnamese Experience, the
Diaspora and the Continuing Impact.
Nguyen holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford.
Her previous fellowships include an ARC Australian Research
Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, a Harold White
Fellowship at the National Library of Australia, and a Visiting
Fellowship at the University of Oxford.

 

Associate Professor Nguyen’s previous fellowships include an ARC Australian
Research Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, a Harold White Fellowship
at the National Library of Australia, and a Visiting Fellowship at the University of
Oxford.

 

ALL WELCOME

Delicious Vietnamese Finger Food will be served

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL RSVP by May 2 to:
arts-eventsmanagement@monash.edu

 

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