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The Vietnamese Boat People, 1954 and 1975-1992

The Vietnamese Boat People, 1954 and 1975-1992

  • Author: Nghia M. Vo
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786482494
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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"Here is a history of Vietnamese diasporas, chronologically arranged from 1954 to post-1975. Everything that affected the escapees, from pirates to refugee camps, is analyzed. International responses are covered, beginning with Vietnam's neighbors who ref

Voices of Vietnamese Boat People

Voices of Vietnamese Boat People

Nineteen Narratives of Escape and Survival

  • Author: Mary Terrell Cargill,Jade Quang Huynh
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476601100
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
  • View: 552
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On April 30, 1975, the Hanoi government of North Vietnam took control over the South. South Vietnamese, particularly “intellectuals” and those thought to have been associated with the previous regime, underwent terrible punishment, persecution and “re-education.” Seeking their freedom, thousands of South Vietnamese took to the sea in rickety boats, often with few supplies, and faced the dangers of nature, pirates, and starvation. While the sea and its danger claimed many lives, those who made it to the refugee camps still faced struggle and hardships in their quest for freedom. Here are collected the narratives of nineteen men and women who survived the ordeal of escape by sea. Today, they live in the United States as students, professors, entrepreneurs, scientists, and craftspeople who have chosen to tell the stories of their struggles and their triumph. Each narrative is accompanied by biographical information. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Saigon

Saigon

A History

  • Author: Nghia M. Vo
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786486341
  • Category: History
  • Page: 309
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"Throughout its 300-year modern history, Saigon has remained the unknown city of the Mekong Delta. This historical text examines the development of the city from 1698 to 2010. The book examines in detail the numerous political and cutltural transitions through the hands of the Chams, Khmers, Vietnamese, Chinese, French, Japanese, Americans, nationalists and communists"--Provided by publisher.

The Bamboo Gulag

The Bamboo Gulag

Political Imprisonment in Communist Vietnam

  • Author: Nghia M. Vo
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786417145
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 254
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This comprehensive review of the gulag system instituted in communist Vietnam explores the three-pronged approach that was used to convert the rebellious South into a full-fledged communist country after 1975. This book attempts to retrace the path of these imprisoned people from the last months of the war to their escape from Vietnam and explores the emotions that gripped them throughout their stay in the camps. Individual reactions to the camps varied depending on philosophical, emotional and moral beliefs. This reconstruction of those years serves as a memoir for all who were incarcerated in the bamboo gulags.

Legends of Vietnam

Legends of Vietnam

An Analysis and Retelling of 88 Tales

  • Author: Nghia M. Vo
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786490608
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 267
  • View: 8764
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"The field of legends has long been neglected by serious intellectual minds who have considered it to belong to the realm of children's literature. Legends, however, are a mirror of the culture that creates them, a revealing lens through which to observe society, religion, history, and traditions. This volume explores Vietnamese legends from 1321 to today"--Provided by publisher.

Boat People

Boat People

Personal Stories from the Vietnamese Exodus 1975-1996

  • Author: Carina Hoang
  • Publisher: Beaufort Books
  • ISBN: 9780825306907
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Combines autobiographical accounts with photographs to chronicle the experiences of Vietnamese refugees from 1975 to 1996, documenting their sea journeys, time spent in camps, and final trips to their adopted homelands.

The Making of Modern Immigration: An Encyclopedia of People and Ideas [2 volumes]

The Making of Modern Immigration: An Encyclopedia of People and Ideas [2 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of People and Ideas

  • Author: Patrick J. Hayes
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 031339203X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 828
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Combining the insight of two-dozen expert contributors to examine key figures, events, and policies over 200 years of U.S. immigration history, this work illuminates the foundations of the ethnic and socioeconomic makeup of our nation. • 45 entries covering such issues as the Alien and Sedition Acts, asylees, immigration and customs enforcement, immigration and religion, and U.S.–Mexico border relations • Contributions from an international collaborative of 24 scholars from the social and human sciences • Photographs • A timeline • Entry-specific bibliographies and a lengthy general bibliography

Asylum Policy, Boat People and Political Discourse

Asylum Policy, Boat People and Political Discourse

Boats, Votes and Asylum in Australia and Italy

  • Author: Irial Glynn
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137517336
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 218
  • View: 8848
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This book compares the policies of Australia and Italy towards boat people who have arrived in the two countries since the early 1990s. While the regular and varied inflow of immigrants arriving at national airports, ferry terminals and train stations is seldom witnessed by the public, the arrival of boat people is often played out in the media and consequently attracts disproportionate political and public attention. Both Australia and Italy faced similar dilemmas, but the nature of political debate on the issue, the types of strategies introduced, and the effects that policy changes had on boat people diverged considerably. This book argues that contrasting migration path dependencies, disparate political values within the Left, and varying international obligations best explain the different approaches taken by the two countries to boat people.

Inside Out & Back Again

Inside Out & Back Again

  • Author: Thanhha Lai
  • Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
  • ISBN: 0702251178
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 276
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Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Vietnam

Vietnam

The Boat People Search for a Home

  • Author: John Isaac,Keith Elliot Greenberg
  • Publisher: Blackbirch Press, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781567111880
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 31
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A United Nations staff photographer presents an overview of Vietnam's history and his impressions of some of the people, particularly children, who have fled this war-torn country.

Far Eastern Economic Review

Far Eastern Economic Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: East Asia
  • Page: N.A
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Refugee Workers in the Indochina Exodus, 1975–1982

Refugee Workers in the Indochina Exodus, 1975–1982

  • Author: Larry Clinton Thompson
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 078645590X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 283
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The fall of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos to communist armies in 1975 caused a massive outpouring of refugees from these nations. This work focuses on the refugee crisis and the American aid workers—a colorful crew of malcontents and mavericks drawn from the State Department, military, USAID, CIA, and the Peace Corps—who took on the task of helping those most impacted by the Vietnam War. Experts in Southeast Asia, its languages, cultures and people, they saved hundreds of thousands of lives. They were the very antithesis of the “Ugly American.”

Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde

Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Malay language
  • Page: N.A
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Navy Medicine in Vietnam

Navy Medicine in Vietnam

Oral Histories from Dien Bien Phu to the Fall of Saigon

  • Author: Jan K. Herman
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786452412
  • Category: History
  • Page: 365
  • View: 6685
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The book chronicles the Navy Medical Department’s participation in Vietnam, beginning with the Navy’s rescue of the French survivors of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and ending with the Navy’s rescue of Vietnamese refugees fleeing the fall of South Vietnam in 1975. When American involvement reached its peak in 1968, the 750-bed Naval Support Activity Hospital Danang (NSAH) was in full operation, and two hospital ships—the USS Repose and the USS Sanctuary—cruised offshore. Whether the situation called for saving the lives of injured sailors aboard a burning aircraft carrier or treating a critically wounded Marine for shock in the rubble-strewn streets of Hue, Navy medical personnel were in Vietnam from the beginning of American involvement to the very end, saving thousands of lives. This book tells the story of the Navy Medical Department’s involvement through stark and gripping first-person accounts by patients and the Navy physicians, dentists, nurses, and hospital corpsmen who treated them. More than 50 historic photos document their work.

Vietnam Population Dynamics and Prospects

Vietnam Population Dynamics and Prospects

  • Author: Judith Banister
  • Publisher: RoutledgeCurzon
  • ISBN: 9781557290380
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 105
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The Cambridge Survey of World Migration

The Cambridge Survey of World Migration

  • Author: Robin Cohen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521444057
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 570
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Leading scholars consider issues such as migration patterns, the flights of refugees and illegal migration.

Hearts of Sorrow

Hearts of Sorrow

Vietnamese-American Lives

  • Author: James M. Freeman
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804718903
  • Category: History
  • Page: 446
  • View: 5864
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The author looks into the lives and hearts of Vietnamese-Americans who have found the inner strength to struggle and create new lives in a new cultural environment

The Making of the Mosaic

The Making of the Mosaic

A History of Canadian Immigration Policy

  • Author: Ninette Kelley,M. Trebilcock
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 144269081X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 672
  • View: 6365
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Immigration policy is a subject of intense political and public debate. In this second edition of the widely recognized and authoritative work The Making of the Mosaic, Ninette Kelley and Michael Trebilcock have thoroughly revised and updated their examination of the ideas, interests, institutions, and rhetoric that have shaped Canada's immigration history. Beginning their study in the pre-Confederation period, the authors interpret major episodes in the evolution of Canadian immigration policy, including the massive deportations of the First World War and Depression eras as well as the Japanese-Canadian internship camps during World War Two. New chapters provide perspective on immigration in a post-9/11 world, where security concerns and a demand for temporary foreign workers play a defining role in immigration policy reform. A comprehensive and important work, The Making of the Mosaic clarifies the attitudes underlying each phase and juncture of immigration history, providing vital perspective on the central issues of immigration policy that continue to confront us today.

Statistics of Democide

Statistics of Democide

Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900

  • Author: Rudolph J. Rummel
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 9783825840105
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 527
  • View: 5766
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And conclusions -- Pre-twentieth century democide -- 1. The megamurderers. Japan's savage military ; The Khmer Rouge Hell State ; Turkey's ethnic purges ; The Vietnamese War state ; Poland's ethnic cleansing ; The Pakistani cutthroat state ; Tito's slaughterhouse ; Orwellian North Korea ; Barbarous Mexico ; Feudal Russia -- 2. The centi-kilo and lesser murderers. Death by American bombing ; The horde of centi-kilo murderers ; The crown of lesser murderers -- 3. Statistics of democide, power, and social field. The social field of democide ; Democracy, power, and democide ; Social diversity, power, and democide ; Culture and democide ; The socio-economic and geographic context of democide ; War, rebellion, and democide ; The social field and democide ; Democide through the years.

Growing Up American

Growing Up American

How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States

  • Author: Min Zhou,Carl Bankston
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
  • ISBN: 1610445686
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 284
  • View: 9006
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Vietnamese Americans form a unique segment of the new U.S. immigrant population. Uprooted from their homeland and often thrust into poor urban neighborhoods, these newcomers have nevertheless managed to establish strong communities in a short space of time. Most remarkably, their children often perform at high academic levels despite difficult circumstances. Growing Up American tells the story of Vietnamese children and sheds light on how they are negotiating the difficult passage into American society. Min Zhou and Carl Bankston draw on research and insights from many sources, including the U.S. census, survey data, and their own observations and in-depth interviews. Focusing on the Versailles Village enclave in New Orleans, one of many newly established Vietnamese communities in the United States, the authors examine the complex skein of family, community, and school influences that shape these children's lives. With no ties to existing ethnic communities, Vietnamese refugees had little control over where they were settled and no economic or social networks to plug into. Growing Up American describes the process of building communities that were not simply transplants but distinctive outgrowths of the environment in which the Vietnamese found themselves. Family and social organizations re-formed in new ways, blending economic necessity with cultural tradition. These reconstructed communities create a particular form of social capital that helps disadvantaged families overcome the problems associated with poverty and ghettoization. Outside these enclaves, Vietnamese children faced a daunting school experience due to language difficulties, racial inequality, deteriorating educational services, and exposure to an often adversarial youth subculture. How have the children of Vietnamese refugees managed to overcome these challenges? Growing Up American offers important evidence that community solidarity, cultural values, and a refugee sensibility have provided them with the resources needed to get ahead in American society. Zhou and Bankston also document the price exacted by the process of adaptation, as the struggle to define a personal identity and to decide what it means to be American sometimes leads children into conflict with their tight-knit communities. Growing Up American is the first comprehensive study of the unique experiences of Vietnamese immigrant children. It sets the agenda for future research on second generation immigrants and their entry into American society.