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Mythbusting Vietnam: Facts, Fictions, Fantasies

Presents Myths of (post)modern in Vietnam, rethinking the notion of public space from the perspective of Ho Chi Minh city’s street and alleyways, Confucian ideas on feminist gender, and past myths of change and continuities in Vietnamese men and masculinities during Doi Moi. Explores Soviet influence on Vietnamese development policy, conditions of employment, housing and health among undocumented labour migrants in Ho Chi Minh city, and myth of uncivilized rural people in the city.