Ben Kiernan, 2006–2007 | National Humanities Center

Ben Kiernan (NHC Fellow, 2006–07)

Project Title

The Vietnam War in Vietnamese History, 211 BCE to 2005

Yale University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2006–07

Ben Kiernan wrote two chapters and completed drafts of additional chapters of A History of Viet Nam from Earliest Times to the Present, to be published by Oxford University Press; completed work on Genocide and Resistance in Southeast Asia: Documentation, Denial and Justice in Cambodia and East Timor (Transaction, 2007); and copyedited and read page proofs for Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur (Yale University Press, 2007). He wrote an article, "Bombs over Cambodia: New Light on US Air War" (with Taylor Owen), that appeared in the October 2006 issue of The Walrus magazine (Canada), and was reprinted in May 2007 in the refereed online journal Japan Focus, at History News Network, and on several other Web sites. In addition, he wrote a paper, "Hitler, Pol Pot, and Hutu Power: Distinguishing Themes of Genocidal Ideology," for the online Holocaust and the United Nations Discussion Paper Series; the preface to Eyewitness in Cambodia, by Benny Widyono (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming 2008); and "Sihanouk and Cambodia: Between the U.S. and China, Left and Right, and the Two Geneva Conferences," a chapter in the bilingual conference volume L'Indochine entre les deux accords de Genève (1954-1962): L'échec de la paix? (Les Indes Savantes, forthcoming 2008).