By analyzing the materials presented by two opposing sides involved in a recent dispute over the history of the Overseas Chinese Normal School in Hà Nội, this article shows the triangular relationship of the Chinese community in North Vietnam, the North Vietnamese government, and the Chinese government. The author examines how the rise and fall of the normal school, and the confrontations between the two sides involved in the dispute, were closely related to changes in the Sino-Vietnamese relationship.
A Community between Two Nations: The Overseas Chinese Normal School in Hà Nội, 1956–1972*
Xiaorong Han teaches in the Department of Chinese Culture at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has conducted interdisciplinary research on the interactions between intellectuals and peasants and between state and ethnic minorities in China, as well as China’s relations with her neighbors, particularly Vietnam. His publications include Chinese Discourses on the Peasant, 1900–1949 (SUNY, 2005), Red God: Wei Baqun and His Peasant Revolution in Southern China, 1894–1932 (SUNY, 2014), Essays on China’s Ethnic Relations (Singapore, World Scientific, 2015), and numerous articles.
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Han Xiaorong; A Community between Two Nations: The Overseas Chinese Normal School in Hà Nội, 1956–1972*. Journal of Vietnamese Studies 1 November 2017; 12 (4): 23–63. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jvs.2017.12.4.23
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