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Healy, Dana (2000) 'Literature in Transition: an overview of Vietnamese Writing of the Renovation Period.' In: Smyth, David, (ed.), The Canon in Southeast Asian Literatures. London: Curzon Press, pp. 41-50.

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This paper attempts to analyse the development of Vietnamese prose since 1986. The first part of the paper seeks to establish the extent to which the strict cultural policies of the pre-Renovation period have been relaxed and to measure the degree of freedom of expression enjoyed by contemporary writers. It also offers a general overview of official attitudes to literature in the đ i m i period, by reviewing the key documents which regulate literary activities and identifying the role literature and writers themselves play in present-day Vietnam. The second part of the paper addresses the specific changes in Vietnamese literature which have arisen as a result of the renovation process and which are reflected both in new topics as well as in new approaches to old topics.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Regional Centres and Institutes > Centre of South East Asian Studies
ISBN: 9781138965294
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2007 13:29

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