'Barbarians' and 'younger brothers': The remaking of race in postcolonial Vietnam

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Abstract

In the 1950s, as part of a concerted effort to undermine colonialist representations of Vietnam, Vietnamese historians began to construct new narratives of the national past. To counter colonial impressions of Vietnam as a fragmented and heterogenous society, they insisted instead on its essential unity. This new history required that traditional understandings of ethnic identities and ethnic relations be radically rescripted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-391
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Southeast Asian Studies
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1998

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