Friday Lecture: Dr. Michael Vann, California State University-Sacramento, Department of History

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies Presents:

Southeast Asia Lecture Series

Speaker: Dr. Michael Vann, California State University-Sacramento, Department of History

Title: “The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empire, Disease and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam”

The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empire, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam tells the darkly

humorous story of the French colonial state's failed efforts to impose its vision of modernity upon the colonial city of Hanoi, Vietnam. Part of the Graphic Histories series, this book offers a case study in the history of imperialism, highlighting the racialized economic inequalities of

Empire, colonization as a form of modernization, and industrial capitalism's creation of a radical power differential between "the West and the rest." On a deeper level, The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt examines the contradictions unique to the French Third Republic's colonial "civilizing mission," the development of Vietnamese resistance to French rule, and the history of disease. Featuring forty-nine primary sources--many available in English for the first time--and three full-color maps, The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt illustrates the ironic and tragic ways in which modernization projects can have unintended consequences.

 

Friday, November 9 at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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

Event Type

Lectures, Presentations and Workshops

Topic

Research, Academics, Diversity

Target Audience

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

Website

https://www.niu.edu/cseas/news/lectur...

Department
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Hashtag

#CSEAS

Contact Name

Rachael Skog

Contact Email or Phone

rskog@niu.edu

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