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Engaging with Vietnam Conference Program

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Thursday, 6 November 2014

8:00am     Registration
8:30am     Opening Remarks
Location:  Ballroom, Erb Memorial Union (EMU)

Dennis Galvan, Vice Provost for International Affairs, University of Oregon
Peter Arnade, Dean, College of Arts and Humanities, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Tuong Vu, Phan Le Ha, and Liam Kelley, Conference Co-Chairs and Co-Conveners
Dang Van Minh, Vice President of Thai Nguyen University, and co-organizer of the 5th Engaging with Vietnam Conference

Location: Ballroom
Moderator: Peter Zinoman

Christopher Goscha, University of Quebec at Montreal
Beyond Vietnamese Exceptionalism: On Vietnam, Another History

Tuong Vu, University of Oregon
State Formation on China’s Southern Frontier: Vietnam as a Shadow Empire and Hegemon

Discussant: Liam C. Kelley, University of Hawai’i at Manoa


BALLROOM: The Internationalization of Higher Education, National Cultural Identity, and Neoliberalism: A Look at Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Vietnam
Moderator: David Ericson

Osman Barnawi, Royal Commission Colleges and Institutes, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
English and Internationalization of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia: Challenges, Risks, and

Joyce Kho, Monash University Alumnus
Internationalization of Higher Education and Questions of Identity in Malaysia: A Policy Analysis

Phan Le Ha, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Western Universities in Vietnam: A Comparative Analysis of Missions, Values, and Commitments to Local Capacity Building

GUMWOOD ROOM: The Powers of the Written Word
Moderator: Nguyen Tuan Cuong

Le Nguyen Long, University of Missouri
Travel, Travel Writings, and the Formation of Vietnamese National Identity in the Early 20th Century

Nguyen Quoc Vinh, Harvard University
Postwar Historiography on Nguyen Hue and the Tay Son period (1771-1802) and the Rise of Counter-Memories from the Margins in the Vietnamese Diaspora

Thomas A. Bass, SUNY Albany
Censorship in Vietnam: Forcing Writers to the Periphery

MAPLE ROOM: Education and Training in the Age of Globalization
Moderator: Dang Van Minh

Phung Ha Thanh and Nguyen Thanh Ha, Michigan State University
Contemporary Comparative Criticisms around Vietnamese Education: The Perpetuation of Inequality

Cuong Huy Nguyen, Michigan State University and Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy
The Inclusion of Mindfulness into Education: A New Direction of Educational Studies

Michael Salzman, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Globalization, Education, Culture and Anxiety

OAK ROOM: Economic Reform in Vietnam: Theory vs. Realities
Moderator: Bui Tran Phuong

Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Fulbright Economics Teaching Program and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
WTO Accession and the Political Economy of State-Owned Enterprise Reform in Vietnam

Dinh The Phong, Business-Innovation Centre
Network-Based Integration as an Economic Model & Industrialization Concept for Vietnam in the 21st Century

Thi Thu Huong Nguyen, Curtin University
Decentralization in Vietnam and its Impact on Public Service Delivery

12:00pm-1:00pm      LUNCH

1:00pm-2:00pm    BREAKOUT SESSIONS

BALLROOM: Challenges in the Incorporation of Ethnic Communities
Moderator: William Chapman

Tran Dinh Lam, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU, HCMC
The Economic, Cultural and Social Life of Bahnar People Sustainable Development

GUMWOOD ROOM: New Spatial and Cultural Dimensions of Vietnamese History
Moderator: Liam C. Kelley

John K. Whitmore, University of Michigan, and James A. Anderson, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The Dong World and Vietnam, Highlands and Lowlands Re-conceived

Kathlene Baldanza, Pennsylvania State University, and Nhung Tuyet Tran, University of Toronto
A Cultural Fluorescence in the Nguyen Cochinchina? Neo-Confucian Morality and Medical Teachings in 18th Century Wood Block Prints

MAPLE ROOM: Understanding Development and Its Future in Vietnam
Moderator: Benedict Kerkvliet

John Luke Gallup, Portland State University
The End of Development?

Jonathan Warren, University of Washington
The Problem with Reconnecting

OAK ROOM: Diasporic Communities in Europe: Subjectivity and Positionality
Moderator: Peter Arnade

Grażyna Szymańska-Matusiewicz, University of Warsaw
Vietnamese Migrant Communities in Eastern Europe: Remnant of a Post-War Era or Potential of
Future Cooperation? Case of the Vietnamese from Poland

Josef An-Zhi Jian, National Chi Nan University
Invisible, Indistinct and then Represented: The Process of Forming the ‘Subjectivity’ of the German
Vietnamese after the Year 1990

2:10pm-3:10pm     BREAKOUT SESSIONS

BALLROOM: Urban Governance: Visions and Contradictions
Moderator: Erik Harms

Jacob O. Weger, University of Georgia
Towards an Urban Political Ecology of Thu Thiem Development Project, Ho Chi Minh City

Khanh Pham, Portland State University
Between a Rock and a Hot Place: Navigating the Contradictions Between Economic Growth and Climate Change Adaptation in Vietnam

GUMWOOD ROOM: Demystifying Ho Chi Minh
Moderator: Tuong Vu

Alex-Thai Dinh Vo, Cornell University
Nguyen Thi Nam: The Herald of Incalculable Consequences
Kimloan Hill, University of California, San Diego
A Reassessment of Ho Chi Minh’s Whereabouts in 1911-1919

MAPLE ROOM: Diasporic Communities: Identity and Connections
Moderator: Janet Hoskins

Anh Phung Ngo, York University, Canada
Case Study of the Vietnamese in Toronto: Representations of Identity

Hoang Anh Ngoc, Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Digital Connections Between Vietnamese Catholics in Vietnam and Vietnamese Catholics in Diaspora

OAK ROOM: Higher Education: Policy and Politics
Moderator: David Ericson

Diep Tran, Victoria University of Wellington
Policy Alternatives for Private Higher Education in Vietnam: Surpassing with New Approach

Mary Beth Marklein, George Mason University
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: U.S. Policy and Politics in Vietnam Higher Education Reform

3:10pm-3:30pm     BREAK


Moderator: Angie Ngoc Tran

Peter Zinoman, University of California-Berkeley
De-Stalinization and Revisionism in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam: New Research on Nhan Van Giai Pham

Nu-Anh Tran, University of Connecticut
Contested Identities: Nationalism, Anticommunism, and Internationalism in the Republic of Vietnam, 1954-1959

Nguyen Tuan Cuong, Vietnam National University-Hanoi
Nationalism, Decolonization and Tradition: The Promotion of Confucianism in South Vietnam 1955-1975 and the Role of Nguyen Dang Thuc

Discussant: Glenn May, University of Oregon

Friday, 7 November 2014

Location: Ballroom
Moderator: Nu-Anh Tran

Erik Harms, Yale University
Modern Views, Unblocked: Looking into the Distance in Phu My Hung, a Vietnamese New Urban Zone

Kimberly Hoang, Boston College
Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work

Angie Ngoc Tran, CSU Monterey Bay
Hope Across Borders: Three Ethnic Groups in Labor Migrations Between Vietnam and Malaysia

Discussant: Benedict Kerkvliet, Australian National University & University of Hawai’i at Manoa

10:15am-10:30am     BREAK

10:30am-12:15pm     BREAKOUT SESSIONS

BALLROOM: Socialization in/through Education
Moderator: Dang Van Huan

Duong Bich Hang, Lehigh University
Socialization Policy: Evidence from Vietnam

Violette Hoang-Phuong Ho, University of California Los Angeles
Female Students at An Giang University, Vietnam: College As A Way to Fulfill Familial Obligations

Phuoc Duong, University of California, Riverside
Numeracy and Examination as Discipline and Reason: An Analysis of General Education in Da Nang City, Vietnam

GUMWOOD ROOM: New Interpretations of War and Leadership
Moderator: Peter Zinoman

Zachary Shore, Naval Postgraduate School
A Sense of the Enemy: Le Duan’s Strategic Empathy for America

Peter Hunt, King’s College London
Dien Bien Phu at Sixty: Changing Perspectives on the Battle at the Boundary of Vietnamese Space,
History and Identity

Sean Fear, Cornell University
The Ambiguous Legacy of Ngo Dinh Diem in South Vietnam’s Second Republic (1967- 1975)

MAPLE ROOM: Vietnamese in the Diaspora: Culture, History, and Identity
Moderator: Lan Chu

Tuan Hoang, Pepperdine University
From Reeducation Camps to Little Saigons: Historicizing Vietnamese American Anticommunism

An Tuan Nguyen, Northern Arizona University
Post-Refugee Vietnamese Professionals in the U.S.: Rethinking Vietnamese American Immigration

Discussant: Lan Chu, Occidental College

OAK ROOM: On the Frontiers of Cross-Cultural Education
Moderator: Michael Salzman

Khanh Nguyen Bui and Chau Nguyen Thi Ngoc, University of Georgia
The Application of Project-Based Learning in Teaching Secondary Students – An Investigation and Case Study in Lawrence S. Ting School

Vo Huong Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education and Ilene Crawford, Southern
Connecticut State University
Crossing Cultural Borders in Literature: Pain or Gain? Experiences Teaching American Literature to English Majors in Vietnam

Nhung Thi Hong Nguyen, Monash University, Springvale Indo Chinese Ethnic School, and
Mang-Non Vietnamese Language School
Using Games to Enhance Learning and Teaching Vietnamese Language in Australia

12:15pm-1:15pm    LUNCH

1:15pm-2:15pm    BREAKOUT SESSIONS

GUMWOOD ROOM: Leadership Development in the U.S. and Vietnam
Moderator: David Ericson

Van Thi Minh Huyen, Texas A&M University
Emerging Leadership Development in the US Business Sector and Implications for Vietnam

Phuong To Tam, Texas A&M University and Foreign Trade University, Ha Noi
Non-profit Leadership Development in the U.S. and Implications for Vietnam

MAPLE ROOM: War, Landscape, and Technology
Moderator: Christopher Goscha

Scott Frey, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Agent Orange and America at War in Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Edward Miller, Dartmouth College and David Biggs, University of California-Riverside
Landscape, Ecology, and Counterinsurgency in South Vietnam: The Strange Saga of Binh Hung Village

OAK ROOM: Vietnam between China and Champa
Moderator: Liam C. Kelley

Kwok-leong Tang, Pennsylvania State University
Honoring the Cultural Heritage of Our Nation: the Revisions of Enshrinement in the Temple of
Literature in the Minh Mang period (1820-1841)

William B. Noseworthy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Peripheries of Vietnamese History and the Cham Ong Tai Manuscript, 1651-1975

2:15pm-2:30pm    BREAK

Location: Ballroom
Moderator: Liam C. Kelley

Bui Tran Phuong, Hoa Sen University
To Submit to Globalization or to Tempt a Proactive and Responsible Internationalization?

Dang Van Huan, Portland State University and Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
The Legacies of a Socialist State and the Lack of Radical Change in Higher Education Policy on Institutional Autonomy in Vietnam

Discussant: Phan Le Ha, University of Hawai’i at Manoa & Monash University, Australia

3:45pm-4:00pm     BREAK

Location: Ballroom
Moderator: Kimberly Hoang

Janet Hoskins, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Victor Hugo’s Spiritual Sons in Vietnam: The Colonial Cult of the Occult and Postcolonial Connections

William Chapman, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Adjuncts to Empire: The EFEO and the Conservation of Cham Antiquities
Discussant: Tuan Hoang

5:15pm-5:45pm     CLOSING CEREMONY

Location: Ballroom
Moderators: Phan Le Ha and Tuong Vu

Closing Remarks: Donald Young, Dean, College of Education, University of Hawai’i at Manoa