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Sovereignty, Surveillance, and Spectacle in South Vietnamese Spy Fiction

Sovereignty, Surveillance, and Spectacle in South Vietnamese Spy Fiction This essay develops a reading of Bùi Anh Tuấn’s Ian Fleming–inspired Specter over Red Square (Bóng Ma trên Công Trường Đỏ). Published during the war in Vietnam, the novel was one of the most successful examples of the new forms of mass culture that emerged in the context of the US military intervention in South Vietnamese cities. In the novel, the character of the Vietnamese superspy appears as a figure for the ambivalent political situation of the Republic of Vietnam within the geopolitics of the Cold War. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png positions Duke University Press

Sovereignty, Surveillance, and Spectacle in South Vietnamese Spy Fiction

positions , Volume 26 (1) – Feb 1, 2018

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Copyright 2018 Duke University Press
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1067-9847
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1527-8271
DOI
10.1215/10679847-4263128
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Abstract

This essay develops a reading of Bùi Anh Tuấn’s Ian Fleming–inspired Specter over Red Square (Bóng Ma trên Công Trường Đỏ). Published during the war in Vietnam, the novel was one of the most successful examples of the new forms of mass culture that emerged in the context of the US military intervention in South Vietnamese cities. In the novel, the character of the Vietnamese superspy appears as a figure for the ambivalent political situation of the Republic of Vietnam within the geopolitics of the Cold War.

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Published: Feb 1, 2018

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