“Literati Dissatisfaction: Culture at War”
Peter Zinoman, Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley
Moderated by Lien-Hang Nguyen, Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia, Columbia University
12:00 PM -1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918
No Registration Required.
Drawing on his next book project, which surveys the intellectual schisms and literati debates in the backdrop of state repression of the arts in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) in the 1950s, Professor Zinoman will share his new research on this pivotal period in modern Vietnamese history. Intimately connected to the socialist revolution in the north and the struggle for liberation in the south, the Nhan Van Giai Pham affair also held international connections to parallel movements in the rest of the communist world following Stalin’s death. Professor Zinoman will attempt do dissect the domestic, regional, and global implications of this affair and discuss its ramifications today.