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Introduction: Vũ Trọng Phụng and the Anxieties of “Progress”

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter provides a background of prostitution and venereal disease in colonial Hanoi. By the late 1930s, the city of Hanoi—which had by that point been under French colonial control ... More


The Muse of the Dispensary Girls

Vũ Trọng Phụng

in Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter recounts Vũ Trọng Phụng's meeting with the director of the Dispensary, Dr. Joyeux, wherein he asked for permission to enter the Dispensary in order to investigate prostitution and ... More


Luc Xì: Prostitution and Venereal Disease in Colonial Hanoi

Vu Trong Phung

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834678
eISBN:
9780824871642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834678.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

What does it mean when a city of 180,000 people has more than 5,000 women working as prostitutes? This question frames Vũ Trọng Phụng's 1937 classic reportage Lục Xì. In the late 1930s, Hanoi had a ... More


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