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Vatthana Pholsena

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Professional contact information

vpholsena[at]gmail.com

 

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Political science (nationalism, ethnicity, identity politics in peninsular Southeast Asia, especially in Laos)
  • History (political and social history of the Indochina Wars)

 

CURRENT RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Exchanges, interactions and strategies in the border zone between South Laos and central Vietnam
  • Collective history and individual life paths of members of the Laos revolutionary elite
  • The ‘aftermath of the war’ generation amongst the Lao diaspora and citizens in Laos, France and Australia

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books

  • Forthcoming -Changing Lives in Laos: Society, Politics, and Culture in a Post-Socialist State, co-edited with Vanina Bouté, Singapore: NUS Press.
  • 2013- Interactions with a Violent Past. Reading Post-Conflict Landscapes in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, co-edited with Oliver Tappe, Singapore: NUS Press.
  • 2012- Laos. Sociétés et pouvoirs, co-edited with Vanina Bouté, Paris: Les Indes Savantes.
  • 2011-LAOS. Un pays en mutation, Paris: Editions Belin-La documentation Française.
  • 2006- Post-war Laos: The Politics of Culture, History and Identity, Singapore-New York: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies-Cornell University Press.
  • 2006- Laos. From buffer-state to crossroads?, Chiang Maï, Mekong Press. (with Ruth Banomyong).
  • 2004- Le Laos au XXI° siècle : Les défis de l’intégration régionale, Bangkok, IRASEC, (with Ruth Banomyong).

Contributions to edited volumes

  • Forthcoming - “Politics of Cross‐Border Living in Southern Laos‐Central Vietnam”, in Ethnic and Religious Identities and Integration in Southeast Asia, Keat Gin Ooi and Volker Grabowsky (eds.), Chiang Mai: Silkworm Press.
  • 2014- “There is more to roads: Modernity, Memory and Roads in Hướng Hoá -Sepon area between Central Vietnam and Southern Laos”, in Transnational Dynamics in Southeast Asia: the Greater Mekong Subregion and Malacca Strait Economic Corridors, Nathalie Fau, Sirivanh Khonthapane and Christian Taillard (eds.), Singapore: ISEAS, pp. 377-396.
  • 2013- “'Minority' Women and the Revolution in the Highlands of Laos: Two Narratives”, in Women in Southeast Asian Nationalist Movements, Susan Blackburn and Helen Ting (eds.), Singapore: NUS Press, pp. 198-225.
  • 2013- “A Social Reading of a Post-Conflict Landscape: Route 9 in Southern Laos”, in Interactions with a Violent Past. Reading Post-Conflict Landscapes in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, co-edited with Oliver Tappe, Singapore: NUS Press, pp. 157-185.
  • 2013- “Une génération de patriotes. L'éducation révolutionnaire du Laos au Nord Viêt Nam”, Communisme 2013, “Vietnam, de l'insurrection à la dictature 1930-2012”, Special Issue coordinated by Christopher Gocha, Paris: Vendémiaire, pp. 230-258.
  • 2012- “La production d’hommes et de femmes socialistes nouveaux : Expériences de l’éducation communiste au Laos révolutionnaire”, in Laos. Sociétés et pouvoirs, co-edited with Vanina Bouté, Paris: Les Indes Savantes, pp. 45-67.
  • 2012- “Shifting Visions of the Past: Ethnic Minorities and the ‘Struggle for National Independence’ in Laos”, in Contestations of Memory in Southeast Asia, Roxana Waterson and Kwok Kian-Woon (eds.), Singapore: NUS Press, pp. 83-105.
  • 2010- “In the Line of Fire: The Revolution in the Hinterlands of Indo-China (1957-1961)”, in L’échec de la paix ? L’Indochine entre les deux accords de Genève (1954-1962), Christopher Goscha and Karine Laplante (eds.), Paris: Les Indes Savantes, pp. 341-359.
  • 2008- “Entre passe vécu et passé réécrit : les débuts de la révolution au Sud‐Laos (1945‐1949)”, in Recherchesnouvelles sur le Laos, Yves Goudineau and Michel Lorrillard (eds.), Paris: Ecole francaise d’extreme‐orient(EFEO), Etudes thematiques n° 18, pp. 621‐638.
  • 2005- “A Liberal Model of Minority Rights for an Illiberal Multi‐Ethnic State? The Case of the Lao PDR”, AsianMinorities and Western Liberalism, in Will Kymlicka and Baogang He (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 80‐109.
  • 2005- « De la révolution à l’après-socialisme : les temps de la construction nationale en RDP Lao » (with Olivier Evrard),Le Laos, doux et amer. 25 ans de pratiques d’une ONG, Dominique Gentil and Philippe Boumard (éd.), Paris, CCL-Karthala, pp. 15-36.
  • 2004- « Le Viêt-Nam et ses voisins de l’ex-Indochine », Viêt-Nam Contemporain, Stéphane Dovert et Benoît de Tréglodé (éd.), Bangkok, Paris, IRASEC/Les Indes Savantes, pp. 149-170.

Articles

  • 2015- “Technology and Empire: the Construction of the Yunnan Railway (1900‐1910)”, Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 47(4), 2015, pp. 537‐557.
  • 2012- “The (Transformative) Impacts of War and Revolution in a border region in Southeastern Laos (1961-1975)”, War & Society, Vol. 31(2), pp. 163–83.
  • 2010- “Life under bombing in Southeastern Laos (1964-1973). Through the Accounts of Survivors in Sepon”, European Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 9(2), pp. 267-290.
  • 2010- “The Experience of War: Four Sino-Indochinese Perspectives”, in European Journal of East Asian Studies, co-edited with Christopher E. Goscha, Vol. 9(2).
  • 2009- “Nommer pour contrôler au Laos, de l’Etat colonial au régime communiste”, Critique Internationale, 45, pp. 59-76.
  • 2008 - “Highlanders on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Representations and Narratives”, Critical Asian Studies, Vol. 40(3),pp. 445‐474.
  • 2006- "Politics of History and National Identity in Contemporary Laos", South-East Asia Research, special issue co-edited with Bruce M. Lockhart, Vol. 14(3).
  • 2006- « The Early Years of the Lao Revolution (1945-49): Between History, Myth and Experience », South-East Asia Research, Vol. 14(3), pp. 403-430.
  • 2005- « Laos. “Towards subregional integration”: 10 years on », Southeast Asian Affairs 2005, Singapore, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 173-188.
  • 2004- “The Changing Historiographies of Laos: a Focus on the Early Period”, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 35 (2), pp. 235-259.
  • 2002- « Nation/Representation: Ethnic Classification and Mapping Nationhood in Contemporary Laos »,Asian Ethnicity, Vol.3 (2), pp. 175-197.

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