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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Ba Cuộc Hội Thảo Liên Quan Đến Công Cuộc Xây Dựng Lại Miền Nam Trong Cuộc Chiến và Nhận Rõ Vai Trò Cuả QLVNCH (Tổng Hợp)



Information on three upcoming Viet Nam conferences.   Hai tieng Viet, Anh.   In Viet Namese and English.  Scroll down for English text and all the way down for details and Nebraska speaker list..  
Anyone who can attend any of these invited to send summary report of speaker presentations.  Bill Laurie.



Ba conferences liên quan đến cuộc chiến tranh Việt Nam và Quân Lực Việt Nam Cộng Hòa, sẽ được tổ chức tại 3 trường đại học:  
1.- U.C Berkeley (gần San Francisco, Bắc Cali.) vào ngày 17 và 18 tháng Mười, 
2.- U.C Davis (gần Sacramento, Bắc Cali) ngày 19 tháng 10, nói về Quân Lực Việt Nam Cộng Hòa, 
3.- University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), trong hai ngày 27 và 28 tháng 10, 2016.
 
Xin chuyển đến Quý Vị, Quý NT và CH....
 
Ba conferences liên quan đến cuộc chiến tranh Việt Nam và Quân Lực Việt Nam Cộng Hòa, sẽ được tổ chức tại 3 trường đại học:  
 1.- U.C Berkeley (gần San Francisco, Bắc Cali.) vào ngày 17 và 18 tháng Mười, 2.- U.C Davis (gần Sacramento, Bắc Cali) ngày 19 tháng 10, nói về Quân Lực Việt Nam Cộng Hòa, 3.- University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), trong hai ngày 27 và 28 tháng 10, 2016.
 
** Hai conferences tại Cali. thành phần tham dự / thuyết trình viên có nhiều vị là những khuôn mặt quen thuộc của Cộng Đồng Người Việt Quốc Gia tại hải ngoại...Mặc dầu những trường U.C, nhất là U.C Berkeley thuộc thành phần giáo sư đại phản chiến, không ưa gì Việt Nam Cộng Hòa trong thời chiến, thù ghét quân đội và ngay cả bây giờ họ cũng không cho Quân Lực Hoa Kỳ đặt văn phòng tuyển mộ trong trường... Ngạc nhiên thấy  (U.C Berkeley) tổ chức conference này.
 
** Ngày 19/10 tại U.C Davis đặc biệt nói về Quân Lực Việt Nam Cộng Hòa..
 
** Trong hai ngày conference tại UNO thành phần tham dự đa số là người Hoa Kỳ, chỉ thấy hai người Việt đó là Cựu Sĩ Quan Hải Quân Việt Nam Cộng Hòa Nguyễn Xuân Đấu, hiện là Chủ Tịch Cộng Đồng VN tại thành phố Lincoln, thủ phủ của Nebraska, và tên Phạm Quang Vinh, đại sứ của cộng sản Việt Nam tại Hoa Kỳ..
 
Xin mời Quý Vị, nhất là những vị hiện đang cư ngụ trong những khu vực lân cận, tham dự để xem họ nói những gì...
 
Trân trọng... 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BMHWashington, D.C 

Nation-Building in War: The
Experience of Republican Vietnam,
1955-1975
October 17-18, 2016
Location: 180 Doe Library,
University of California, Berkeley
 
U.C Berkeley:
 
DAY 1, October 17
Introductory Panel, 8:30-9:00 am
·         Peter Zinoman, University of California, Berkeley
·         Tuong Vu, University of Oregon
·         Nu-Anh Tran, University of Connecticut
Panel 1: Pluralist Politics, 9:00 am-10:30 am
·         Chair and moderator: Peter Zinoman
·         Lâm Lễ Trinh, “President Ngô Đình Dim & the First Republic of Vit Nam (1954-1963)”
·         Nguyễn Trọng Nho, "The Challenges to the Survival of a Democratic Government in Time of a War without Frontier"
·         Hoàng Đức Nhã, "Striving toward a Lasting Peace to Continue Building the Nation: The Vietnam Peace Accords and Aftermath"
 
Coffee break, 10:30 am-10:45 am
Panel 2: Economy and Development, 10:45 am-12:45 pm
·         Chair and moderator: Tuong Vu
·         Vũ Quốc Thúc, "The Birth of Central Banking"
·         Cao Văn Thân, "Land Reform, Rural and Agricultural Development"
·         Phạm Kim Ngọc, "Reform or Collapse"
·         Nguyễn Đức Cường, "Foundation for Self-Sufficiency and Growth" 
Lunch break, 12:45 pm-1:45 pm
Panel 3 (scholarly): Politics and Economy, 1:45 pm-3:45 pm
·         Chair and moderator: Nu-Anh Tran
·         Kevin Li, "Patriots or Collaborators: Reappraising the Bình Xuyên during Decolonization"
·         Ryan Nelson, "Losing Hearts and Minds: A Look at Four South Vietnamese Non-Combat Related Urban Social Problems, 1965 to 1966"
·         Simon Toner, "Stumbling Towards the Fall: The RVN's Economic Crisis, 1969-1975"
·         Sean Fear, "Reflections on the State and Civil Society in the Second Republic"
Coffee break, 3:45 pm-4 pm
Panel 4: Education and Media, 4-6:00 pm
·         Chair and moderator: Alex-Thai Dinh Vo
·         Võ Kim Sơn, “The Administration of the Public Education System in South Vietnam”
·         Nguyễn Hữu Phước, “The Adopted Philosophy of Education and the Development of New School Types under the RVN”
·         Phạm Trần, “Living and Working as a Journalist in the Republic of Vietnam”
·         Vũ Thanh Thủy, "The Vietnam War in the Eyes of Vietnamese War Correspondents"
Dinner for panelists (at Peter Zinoman’s house), 7:00 pm-9 pm
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DAY 2, October 18
Panel 5: Security and Military, 8:30 am-9:30 am
·         Chair and moderator: Tuong Vu
·         Trần Minh Công, “Policing in a Country At War”
·         Bùi Quyền, “Reflections of a Frontline Soldier”
Coffee break, 9:30 am-9:45 am
Panel 6: Society, Culture and the Arts, 9:45 am-11:15 am
·         Chair and moderator: Van Nguyen-Marshall
·         Huỳnh Văn Lang, "Society of the Perennial Self-Exiles"
·         Nhã Ca,“Writers in the Republic of Vietnam"
·         Kiều Chinh, “Cinematic Arts in the Republic of Vietnam, 1954-1975”
Coffee break, 11:15 am-11:30 am
Panel 7 (scholarly), 11:30 am-1:00 pm
·         Chair and moderator: Peter Zinoman
·         Van Nguyen-Marshall, Appeasing the Spirits along the 'Highway of Horror': Civic Life in Wartime South Vietnam”
·         John Schafer, “Trịnh Công Sơn’s Talented Friends in Huế”
·         Huong Nguyen, Hidden Currents, Roiled Lives: Social Life in the City of Hue in 1963”
Special Luncheon Event, 1 pm-2 pm
·         Introduction: Nguyen Duc Cuong
·         Book Launch: South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2016) by Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen
Concluding Remarks, 2 pm: Peter Zinoman, Tuong Vu, Nu-Anh Tran
 
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Participants and Affiliations
Republic of Vietnam Figures (alphabetical list by first name)
Col. Trần Minh Công, Commandant of RVN Police Academy
Nguyễn Đức Cường, Minister of Trade and Industry
Kiều Chinh, Actress
Huỳnh Văn Lang, Founder of Bách Khoa Review and the Association for the Development of Popular Culture
Phạm Kim Ngọc, Minister of Economy
Hoàng Đức Nhã, Presidential Advisor and Minister of Mass Mobilization and Open Arms
Nhã Ca, Writer
Nguyễn Trọng Nho, Opposition Legislator
Dr. Nguyễn Hữu Phước, National Director of Elementary Teacher Training & In-Service Training, Ministry of Education
Lt. Col. Bùi Quyền, Deputy Commander, Third Airborne Brigade
Dr. Võ Kim Sơn, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Saigon
Cao Văn Thân, Minister of Land Reform and Agricultural Development
Vũ Quốc Thúc, Central Bank Governor and Minister of Reconstruction and Development
Vũ Thanh Thủy, War Correspondent
Phạm Trần, Journalist
Lâm Lễ Trinh, Minister of Interior and Ambassador
Academics (alphabetical list by last name)
Sean Fear, PhD Candidate, Cornell University
Kevin Li, PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Ryan Nelson, PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Huong Nguyen, PhD Candidate, University of Washington
Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen, Associate Professor, Monash University
Van Nguyen-Marshall, Associate Professor, Trent University, Toronto
John Schafer, Professor Emeritus, Humboldt State University, CA
Simon Toner, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College
Nu-Anh Tran, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
Alex-Thai Dinh Vo, PhD Candidate, Cornell University
Tuong Vu, Professor, University of Oregon
Peter Zinoman, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
 
Revisiting Viet Nam War History: Understanding the Army of the Republic of Viet Nam
A symposium hosted by the Department of Asian American Studies.
 
               
Revisiting Viet Nam War History: Understanding the Army of the Republic of Viet Nam

Date & Time

Oct 19, 2016 
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Location

Presentation Room, UC Davis Welcome Center (550 Alumni Lane)

Description

The symposium will discuss the topic of the Army of the Republic of Viet Nam (ARVN), the military wing of the former South Viet Nam. This seminar serves to give voice to this group and complicate their history

The seminar will bring together the following: senior scholar Nathalie Nguyen from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and author of South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After (2016); independent scholar, George J. Veith, author of Black April: The Fall of South Vietnam, 1973-1975 (2013); Nguyen Cong Luan, former ARVN officer and author of Nationalist in the Viet Nam Wars: Memoirs of a Victim Turned Soldier (2012); and Evyn Le Espiritu, PhD Candidate in Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, and independent film maker, who will screen her short documentary about her great uncle titled, “Who was Colonel Hồ Ngọc Cẩn?”. The event will be moderated by award winning writer, poet, and author of the creative non-fiction essay, "Meta Eulogy: Nguyễn Ngọc Loan By A Vietnamese American" (2015), Mai Quynh Diem (Zora). 

These individuals challenge decades old writings and representations in English that, with limited and biased research, depicted the former South Viet Nam and ARVN in myopic and often disparaging ways. The seminar will also bring up discussions regarding contested memory and how history and its rewriting will affect relations between Viet Nam and its diasporic population. Finally, the symposium will discuss the trends in research that focuses on often forgotten history, like that of ARVN, and asks what drives the upsurge of work in this area. 

This event is to garner interest from faculty, students, and particularly Vietnamese Americans from nearby communities like the Bay Area, Central Valley, and Sacramento where largest numbers of Vietnamese outside of Viet Nam reside. This event is especially important for all UCD students interested in contemporary Viet Nam Studies. By understanding how hidden historical legacies affect Viet Nam’s development, the goal of the event is to inspire students and aspiring New Viet Nam Studies scholars to create more critical knowledge production on Viet Nam's political, economic, and cultural future and ongoing reformation.
 
Meet-and-greet with authors in Sacramento before the UCD seminar. Hosted by the Vietnamese American Community of Sacramento (VACOS).
Sacramento Vietnamese American Community Center
6270 Elder Creek Road Sacramento, CA 95824
October 19th • 2-4pm 
 
 
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University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)

Attend UNO's Vietnam War Symposium


More than 50 years after America’s official involvement in Vietnam, questions remain about how that war shaped us politically, culturally, and socially, at the national, state, and local levels.
Thursday, Oct. 27 – Friday, Oct. 28, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will host a symposium exploring the impact of the Vietnam War.
“The Vietnam War: Lessons and Legacies” is free and open to the public, as well as UNO students, faculty, and staff. Guests are encouraged to attend sessions as their schedules allow.

View the symposium schedule and register here

Sessions will either take place in UNO’s Strauss Performing Arts Center or the nearby Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. Open parking will be available in the East Parking Garage. (No. 11 on this parking map).
The symposium will feature experts in a variety of disciplines, including many who served the U.S. in Vietnam.
Keynote speakers include former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage; former Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General (Ret.) Martin E. Dempsey; former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel; municipal judge Thomas Hagel; former Nebraska Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey; and CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin.

A comprehensive list of speakers is available here

Leading up to the symposium, through the month of October, UNO’s Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library will host a display of historical artifacts, books, magazines, and newspapers related to the Vietnam War.  View the Criss Library hours and locations.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to Dean David Boocker, or Joe Price at jprice@unomaha.edu or 402.554.4484 with any questions.


Bill Laurie, Historian chuyển.

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