chapter  11
Internal transnationalism and the formation of the Vietnamese diaspora
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Vietnamese transnationalism should be understood in the context of Vietnamese nationalism. The existence of a large Vietnamese diaspora stems from a conflict between visions of the Vietnamese nation, yet these origins are glossed over in much existing literature. The recent formation of the diaspora, its origins in Vietnam’s political history and its current relationship to Vietnam make this a particularly interesting gap in our knowledge.