Ph.D. Candidate Anthony Morreale has a new essay published in the Los Angeles Review of Books. In "Abandoned: Reconsidering the Literature of South Vietnam", Morreale writes about war, historical memory, and the translation (or lackthereof) of South Vietnamese literature into English: "By ignoring the ghosts of South Vietnam, we’ve carried them with us like a guilty conscience. But by recognizing them, by translating their literature, we instead regain a lost piece of ourselves, and open an avenue of closure to their sons and daughters among us in the diaspora."
Anthony Morreale is a Ph.D. Candidate in History, working on late-19th and early-20th century business history, with a focus on Vietnamese business people’s economic, religious, mutual aid, and racial politics. Read the full essay here.