CSEAS Special Lecture: Hoang Minh Vu

CSEAS Special Lecture: Hoang Minh Vu

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies Presents:

Hoang Minh Vu, PhD Candidate in History, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University

Title: "The Third Indochina War and the Making of Present-Day Southeast Asia"

In the aftermath of the Second Indochina War (Vietnam War) in 1975, Vietnam’s efforts to integrate itself into the economic fabric of the non-Communist global market were met with enthusiasm by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and rekindled hopes of regional integration for the first time since the arrival of the Cold War in the region in the 1950s. But this nascent regionalism was interrupted by the outbreak of the Third Indochina War following a series of misunderstandings and miscalculations between Vietnam, China, and the Khmer Rouge leadership, which led to a renewed political rupture between ASEAN and the Indochinese states. Yet, the process of resolving the Cambodian crisis itself united the ASEAN countries and solidified the norms and institutions that would later allow for the revival of a more robust regional integration after the war. Hoang Minh Vu’s talk highlights the role of epistemic communities in helping the Indochinese states redefine their national interests and policies in a period of crisis, resulting in ASEAN’s rapid post-Cold War enlargement and transformation into the indispensable host of the most important Asia-Pacific security and economic fora. 


Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Campus Life Building, 100
545 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

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Lectures, Presentations and Workshops


Research, Academics

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Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students



Center for Southeast Asian Studies
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