This book traces the prewar history, war years, and postwar experiences of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos before turning to the U.S. experience. The discussion focuses on government policies, the antiwar movement, veterans, and films and literature on Vietnam.
0. Introduction Part One: Indochina and Its Struggle for Independence 1. Vietnam 2. Postwar Vietnam: Political Economy 3. Cambodia 4. Laos Part Two: The United States and the War 5. The United States and Indochina: Far from an Aberration 6. The Vietnam Antiwar Movement 7. Scholars of Asia and the War 8. U.S. Veterans: The War and the Long Road Home Part Three: Films and Scholarly Literature on Vietnam 9. Framing Vietnam 10. Rambo's Rewriting of the Vietnam War 11. Against Cartesianism: Three Generations of Vietnam Scholarship