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Contemporary Asia-Pacific Visual Cultures
Joint Webinar Series


This seminar is co-hosted by the Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University and the Judith Neilson Chair in Contemporary Art, University of New South Wales as part of the UNSW Art, Design and Architecture Contemporary Asia-Pacific Visual Cultures Webinar Series.

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Spring 2022

The Purpose of Parahistory in Late Socialist Vietnam

Pamela Nguyen Corey

Assistant Professor in Arts and Media Studies, Fulbright University Vietnam

Date : 21 April 2022 (Thursday)
: 3:00 - 4:30 pm HKT
Format : Online via Zoom
Language : English


Subsistence crises have recurred throughout Vietnamese modern history, notably in the contexts of French colonialism, Japanese occupation, and postcolonial and postwar communist economic centralization and agricultural collectivization. The Great Famine of 1944-1945 - whose causes have been attributed to the convergence of natural disaster, French and Japanese mismanagement, and American bombing – has been significantly commemorated within Vietnamese revolutionary history. Other, more recent, episodes of hunger have been creatively remembered through a range of official and unofficial forms, such as film, literature, and museum exhibitions, even if such episodes occupy a more uneasy place within the sphere of state culpability and thus national historiography. Nonetheless, there is clearly a rich body of artistic expression and remembrance of the crisis of hunger in Vietnamese history.

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Fall 2022

Webinar on Contemporary Curating by Mi You

Event Details

To be announced soon.

Image source:

  • Tabula Peutingeriana, 1-4th century CE. Facsimile edition by Conradi Millieri, 1887/1888, Biblioteca Universitaria Estense, Modena, Italy.
  • The Cantino planisphere, by unknown Portuguese cartographer in 1502, Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, Modena, Italy.