History Reformatted: Vietnam's Great Famine (1944-45) in Archival Form

@article{Maclean2016HistoryRV,
  title={History Reformatted: Vietnam's Great Famine (1944-45) in Archival Form},
  author={Ken Maclean},
  journal={Southeast Asian Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={5},
  pages={187-218}
}
  • K. Maclean
  • Published 1 August 2016
  • History
  • Southeast Asian Studies
We primarily see the archive as storehouse of memory and fact, as the place from whence history issues forth. However, the archive is much more than this; it is . . . a place of trauma and pain. It is a place of sorrow and loss for many, where unpacified ghosts with unfinished business await, yielding stories and letters different from expectation, a site where loss is localized and realized. (Murphy 2011, 481)Many Vietnamese present ritual offerings to wandering spirits during T?t Trung Nguyen… 
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Causes and Consequences of the Great Vietnam Famine, 1944–5
  • Gregg Huff
  • Economics
    The Economic History Review
  • 2018
This article analyses Vietnam's 1944–5 great famine, which, even beyond its sheer scale of a million deaths, is historically important as instrumental in the August 1945 Viet Minh and communist

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