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Author Christopher, Renny.

Title The Viet Nam War/the American war : images and representations in Euro-American and Vietnamese exile narratives / Renny Christopher
Published Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [1995]


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Description xiv, 341 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Vietnamese Exile Narratives -- 3. U.S. Wars in Asia and the Representation of Asians -- 4. Euro-American Representations of the Vietnamese -- 5. Conclusion: Ban tri am
Summary Christopher traces the history of American stereotyping of Asians and shows how Euro-American ethnocentricity has limited most American authors' ability to represent fairly the Vietnamese in their stories. By giving us access to Vietnamese representations of the war, she creates a context for understanding the way the war was experienced from the "other" side, and she offers perceptive, well-documented analyses of how and why Americans have so emphatically excised the Vietnamese from narratives about a war fought in their own country
This book seeks to reformulate the canon of writings on what is called "the Viet Nam War" in America and "the American War" in Viet Nam. Until recently, the accepted canon has consisted almost exclusively of American white male combat narratives, which often reflect and perpetuate Asian stereotypes. Renny Christopher introduces material that displays a bicultural perspective, including works by Vietnamese exile writers and by lesser-known Euro-Americans who attempt to bridge the cultural gap
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [327]-337) and index
Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Comparative literature -- American and Vietnamese
Comparative literature -- Vietnamese and American
Exiles -- Vietnam -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Soldiers' writings, American -- History and criticism.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Literature and the war.
Narration (Rhetoric) -- History -- 20th century.
Vietnamese Americans -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Vietnamese literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
War stories, American -- History and criticism.
Vietnam -- Exiles -- Biography -- History and criticism
Vietnam -- In literature.
LC no. 95019687
ISBN 1558490086 (alk. paper)
1558490094 (paperback: alk. paper)