"A significant contribution to the efforts to move beyond a national history of Vietnam. Many intriguing stories of the marginal and ambiguous subjects in the place we call Vietnam today."—Thongchai Winichakul, University of Wisconsin–Madison
"Vitally important not only for Vietnamese studies, but also for broader efforts in Southeast Asian studies to recover the pluralities and fluidities of the past."—Mark Philip Bradley, Northwestern University
“Shows that crossing both physical and ideological borders is necessary to get at the truth of this fascinating country. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice
About the Author
Nhung Tuyet Tran is assistant professor of history at the University of Toronto.
Anthony Reid is founding director of the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore.