(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War

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"(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War," special issue of Asian American Literary Review, Volume 6, Issue 2 (Fall 2015). Cover images: (front) We Live, by Phothyzan Bounpaul, 2013. Mixed media installation, dimensions variable. (rear) Clear for Take Off, by…

Nguyễn Ánh ends thirty years of civil war and unites the three regions of Việt Nam (south, central, and north) and declares himself Emperor Gia Long on 1 June 1802. The Nguyễn Dynasty, the last Vietnamese monarchy, begins. He revives the…

The Kampuchean People’s Revolutionary Party (KPRP)–a pro-Vietnamese party–wins parliamentary elections in the People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK) on 1 May 1981. The international community, guided by the United States’s postwar…

On 10 April 1997, Douglas ("Pete") Peterson, a former prisoner of war during the Việt Nam War, is confirmed by the Senate as the first U.S. Ambassador to Việt Nam since the War. Viet Nam, in turn, names Lê Văn Bàng as its Ambassador to the…

On 10-12 November 2003, Việt Nam's Defense Minister Phạm Văn Trà meets with U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in Washington. This is the first time a senior Vietnamese Communist military official has visited the U.S.

On 11 August 1963, King Norodom signs a treaty acknowledging Cambodia as a French protectorate. French colonial rule persists for 90 years.

The first constitution of Laos, written by popularly elected Lao delegates under French supervision, is put into effect on 11 May 1947. It declares Laos to be an independent state within the French Union, and also officially recognizes all ethnic…

The Mỹ Lai Massacre incident was reported to the U.S. public on 12 November 1969, nearly 15 months after it initially took place.. Along with many other significant events in Việt Nam and in the United States, news of the massacre escalates…

As war between France and Vietnam escalates, the Viet Minh’s People’s Army of Vietnam invades the northeastern part of the French Protectorate of Laos on 12 April 1953. This provides the opportunity for the Pathet Lao to establish a "resistance…

While awaiting a verdict on his case before the ECCC / Khmer Rouge tribunal, Ieng Sary dies on 13 March 2013, at age 87.
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