Hue Tam Ho Tai

Kenneth T. Young Professor of Sino-Vietnamese History, Emerita

Hue Tam Ho Tai

Bio

Hue-Tam Ho Tai (谭可泰) is Kenneth T. Young Professor of Sino-Vietnamese History, Emerita at Harvard University. Focusing on the social and cultural history of modern Vietnam, she is the author of Passion, Betrayal, and Revolution in Colonial Saigon: The Memoirs of Bao Luong (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010), Radicalism and the Origins of the Vietnamese Revolution (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992), and Millenarianism and Peasant Politics in Vietnam (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1983), and is the editor of The Country of Memory: Remaking the Past in Late Socialist Vietnam (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001) and co-editor of State, Society and the Market in Contemporary Vietnam: Property, Power and Values (New York: Routledge, 2012).

Research interests: public memory and public history; the famine of 1945 in northern Vietnam as experience and memory; telling lives: biography and autobiography; Vietnamese intellectual and revolutionary history.

Selected Publications

Books

  • The Country of Memory: Remaking the Past in Late Socialist Vietnam (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001)
  • Millenarianism and peasant politics in Vietnam (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1983)
  • Radicalism and the Origins of the Vietnamese Revolution (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992)
  • Passion, Betrayal and Revolution in Colonial Saigon: The Memoir of Bao Luong (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010)
  • Edited with Mark Sidel, State, Society and the Market in Contemporary Vietnam: Property, Power and Values (London: Routledge, 2012)

Recent Articles and Chapters

  • “On Becoming a Student of Vietnamese History,” Journal of Vietnamese Studies 12, no.3 (2017): 52-63. 
  • “Mapping Vietnameseness,” Introduction to special issue of Cross-Currents, E-journal no.20 (November 2016).
  • Editor, “Stories and Histories from the China-Vietnam Border,” Special issue of Cross-Currents, E-journal no.11 (June 2014).

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