At the Edge of the Human: Colonial and Postcolonial Terror in Vietnam
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
3232 Campbell Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Free and open to the public.
Symposium with Helle Rydstrom, Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Lund University, Sweden; and Nguyen-võ Thu-huong, Associate Professor in Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies at UCLA.
In “The Politics of Colonial Violence: Gendered Atrocities in French Occupied Vietnam”, Helle Rydstrom highlights French colonial brutality. In “Iterant Remains: Mediating the Necropolitical Event in the Postcolonial Nation,” Nguyen-võ Thu-huong examines an instance of postcolonial revolutionary terror in 1950s North Vietnam.
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies..