1950 to 2000: Promises and Paradoxes
People's Republic of China (Mainland) and Republic of China (Taiwan) 1949 to present
Showa Period 1926 to 1989     Heisei Period
1989 to present
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North) and Republic of Korea (South) 1948 to present
North and South Vietnam, Vietnam War 1945 to 1975
Socialist Republic of Vietnam 1975 to present
Republic of India and Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1947 to present
Vietnam & SE Asia

VIETNAM & SE ASIA 1950-2000

North and South Vietnam, Vietnam War (1945-1975)

Southeast Asia, 1900 A.D.-present [Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
"Most of Southeast Asia continues to be colonized during the first half of the twentieth century: Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos by the French; Malaysia and Myanmar (Burma) by the British; Indonesia by the Dutch; and the Philippines by the United States. Only Thailand remains independent." With a period overview, list of key events, and seven related artworks.

Conflict and Compromise: The Vietnam War [Smithsonian Learning Lab]
”This collection brings together EDSITEment and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day 2018, "Conflict and Compromise in History."..These resources - including protest posters, archival photographs, interviews, artwork, and articles - explore the topic of the Vietnam War from multiple perspectives. Resources highlight politics, the experience of soldiers, anti-war protests, and artwork created in reaction to the Vietnam War...”

Legacies of the Vietnam War [SPICE: Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education]
The 20-year war in Vietnam was a prolonged and devastating conflict. In its aftermath, South Vietnamese civilians fled from the Communist takeover on perilous boat journeys that led to the formation of diasporic communities. Others faced lengthy detention in post-war re-education camps. This unit aims to help students learn and appreciate these and other important legacies that have shaped Vietnam and the world at large. For purchase.

Paper Trails: Connecting Viet Nam and World History Through Documents, Film, Literature and Photographs [World History Connected, University of Illinois]
"What follows is not an attempt to thoroughly explore this topic, but to offer some teaching approaches and resources connecting Viet Nam to world history via the classroom. It is divided into two parts. The first begins with an overview of Viet Nam's place in world history. This is intended only for those who wish to examine this subject in theoretical or analytical detail, with sources indicated in the notes as scholarly resources for teachers and advanced students. The second part will offer sets of documents with discussion-based questions, lesson plans, and other exercises for many of the topics raised in Part I."

Socialist Republic of Vietnam (1975 to present)

VideoTop Ten Things to Know about Vietnam Today [Asia for Educators]
An audio-visual presentation with accompanying power point presentation for class use exploring Vietnam's evolution since the end of the "Vietnam War" and Vietnam's please in East and SE Asia.The presentation is by Duncan McCargo, Senior Research Affiliate, Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Columbia University; Professor of Political Science, University of Leeds, UK. (Sign-in required; registration is quick and free.)


Entrepreneurial Families, 1990s

Entrepreneurial Families in Viet Nam: Controversial Symbols of Moral Dilemmas in Changing Times [PDF] [Education About Asia, Association for Asian Studies]
"In late 1990s Viet Nam, urban areas such as Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Sai Gon) bustled with private entrepreneurship, and the ranks of conspicuously consuming middle classes swelled. As desirable as this development may have been, it made many urbanites, cultural critics, commentators, and government officials profoundly uneasy. Would markets, individualism, consumerism, and globalization wreak havoc with traditional moral values and family relationships? Would middle class parents give children lots of things, but neglect them in other ways? What would happen to family relationships as parents worked longer hours? Would unsupervised children get drawn into sex, drugs, and other aspects of urban street culture? Would the extended Vietnamese family disappear, taking with it values such as filial piety?"

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