Friday, November 22, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Law Building (LAW), 3500
401 East Peltason Drive Irvine, CA 92697-8000
Long Bui, Assistant Professor of International Studies, UCI School of Social Sciences
Book Talk: Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory (NYU Press, 2019)
In 1975, South Vietnam fell to communism, marking a stunning conclusion to the Vietnam War. Though this former ally of the United States has vanished from the present world map, Long T. Bui maintains that its memory endures for the country’s refugees. This attachment demands a deeper engagement with the law of war and the unique ways it works for countries in the Global South. Returns of War considers argues that the end of South Vietnam signals more than an example of flawed American military strategy and policy (Vietnamization), but a larger allegory of imperial power.
The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that brings together scholars both within and beyond the UCI community working at the intersections of law, social sciences, humanities, and the arts. The Workshop also features a series of book talks, in which authors will discuss their recently published work. Unless otherwise noted, all Workshop sessions will meet on Fridays, 12:00–1:15 p.m., at the UCI School of Law, room 3500H.
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