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Author Tai, Hue-Tam Ho, 1948-

Title Passion, betrayal, and revolution in colonial Saigon : the memoirs of Bao Luong / Hue-Tam Ho Tai
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 199 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents The girl from the South -- From faithful moon to precious honesty -- Apprentice revolutionaries -- Vignettes from the Revolution -- Prelude to a murder -- The crime on Barbier Street -- The end of the Revolutionary Youth League -- The road to hell -- Down among women -- The verdict -- Life and death
Summary "This is the ... story of Bao Luong, Vietnam's first female political prisoner. In 1927, when she was just 18, Bao Luong left her village home to join Ho Chi Minh's Revolutionary Youth League and fight both for national independence and for women's equality. A year later, she became embroiled in the Barbier Street murder, a crime in which unruly passion was mixed with revolutionary ardor. Weaving together Bao Luong's own memoir with excerpts from newspaper articles, family gossip, and official documents, this book by Bao Luong's niece takes us from rural life in the Mekong Delta to the bustle of colonial Saigon. It provides a rare snapshot of Vietnam in the first decades of the twentieth century and a compelling account of one woman's struggle to make a place for herself in a world fraught with intense political intrigue." -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nguyễn, Trung Nguyệt.
Women political prisoners -- Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City -- Biography.
Women revolutionaries -- Vietnam -- Ho Chi Minh City -- Biography.
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) -- Biography.
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Nguyễn, Trung Nguyệt.
LC no. 2010004555
ISBN 0520946111 (electronic bk.)
9780520946118 (electronic bk.)