The Newsletter 62 Winter 2012

A reconciliation of historiographies

William Noseworthy

Reviewed publication:
Wilcox, Wynn. 2011. Allegories of the Vietnamese Past: Unification and the Production of a Modern Historical Identity. New Haven: Yale University Press. Monograph 61/Yale Southeast Asia Series. ISBN: 9780938692966

In Allegories of the Vietnamese Past Wynn Wilcox draws upon a deep knowledge of historiography in Vietnamese, French, and English in order to mount a considerable reshaping of the important questions of Vietnamese History and appeal to a broad audience of readership interested in politics, history, the Vietnam War, literature, and the nature of truth.

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