The Vietnamese Boat People 1954 and 1975 1992

Author: Nghia M. Vo
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786482494
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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

Asylum Policy Boat People and Political Discourse

Author: Irial Glynn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137517336
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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.

The Bamboo Gulag

Author: Nghia M. Vo
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786417145
Format: PDF
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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.

Boat People

Author: Carina Hoang
Publisher: Beaufort Books
ISBN: 9780825306907
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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.

Legends of Vietnam

Author: Nghia M. Vo
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786490608
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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.

Contemporary Piracy and Maritime Terrorism

Author: Martin N. Murphy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN:
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Do piracy and maritime terrorism, individually or together, present a threat to international security, and what relationship if any exists between them? Piracy may be a marginal problem in itself, but the connections between organised piracy and wider criminal networks and corruption on land make it an element of a phenomenon that can have a weakening effect on states and a destabilising one on the regions in which it is found. Furthermore, it is also an aspect of a broader problem of disorder at sea that, exacerbated by the increasing pressure on littoral waters from growing numbers of people and organisations seeking to exploit maritime resources, encourages maritime criminality and gives insurgents and terrorists the freedom to operate. In this context, maritime terrorism, though currently only a low-level threat, has the potential to spread and become more effective in the event of political change on land. It is only by addressing the issue of generalised maritime disorder that the problems of piracy and maritime terrorism may be controlled in the long term.

Refugee Workers in the Indochina Exodus 1975 1982

Author: Larry Clinton Thompson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078645590X
Format: PDF
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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.”

Saigon

Author: Nghia M. Vo
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786486341
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.