At the Edge of the Human: Colonial and Postcolonial Terror in Vietnam

Friday, March 28th, 2014. Filed under: Happenings

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

3232 Campbell Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Free and open to the public.

Trial of a Bourgeois Landowner 1955, North Vietnam --- A "bourgeois" landowner is denounced before a tribunal in North Vietnam, 1955. --- Image by © The Dmitri Baltermants Collection/CORBIS

Trial of a Bourgeois Landowner 1955, North Vietnam — A “bourgeois” landowner is denounced before a tribunal in North Vietnam, 1955. — Image by © The Dmitri Baltermants Collection/CORBIS

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..

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