Struggling for Peace: South Vietnamese Buddhist Women and Resistance to the Vietnam War

@article{Topmiller2005StrugglingFP,
  title={Struggling for Peace: South Vietnamese Buddhist Women and Resistance to the Vietnam War},
  author={Robert J. Topmiller},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={133 - 157}
}
  • R. Topmiller
  • Published 23 September 2005
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Women's History
Although most histories of the Vietnam War portray South Vietnamese women as victims, prostitutes, or guerillas, this article examines their efforts to halt the war and bring peace to their country. Women stood at the center of Buddhist efforts to end the hostilities and engaged in numerous acts of protest, including self-immolation, to terminate the fighting. While their political and social activism continued their long history of battling to save their people, women who joined the peace… 

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