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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


Introduction

in Mandarins and Martyrs: The Church and the Nguyen Dynasty in Early Nineteenth-Century Vietnam

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756518
eISBN:
9780804779548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756518.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the role of Catholicism in mid-century Vietnamese society and politics. The local dimensions of the rise of anti-Catholicism are also explained. The book first investigates the ... 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


Adolescent Sex Work: Poverty and Its Effects on Children

Christina Elizabeth Firpo

in Black Market Business: Selling Sex in Northern Vietnam, 1920-1945

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752650
eISBN:
9781501752674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752650.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter delves into the dark market for juvenile sex work, which to a large extent was a function of Tonkin's extreme poverty. It discusses the multiple social safety nets of Vietnamese society ... More


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