Final Exam CULF 3331-10: Contemporary Vietnam Fall 2016 This exam is take-home and open-book. In fact, you will need to consult course readings carefully in order to do well on the test. I trust that you will not collaborate with other students in the course. Answers will be graded on factual correctness and depth of analysis. You should expect to write at least a paragraph to answer each question in order to get full points. Instructions: Download this Word doc from Canvas. Type your answers under the questions below. Upload the Word doc to Canvas. Check Canvas to ensure your exam has been uploaded. I will not accept excuses that you didn’t realize the exam had not uploaded to the site . In the event that Canvas is not working, email me your exam, so I have record that it was completed on time. Exam is due on Thursday, December 15 by 3:30 pm (this is the end of our scheduled final exam period). I will deduct 10% for every hour the exam is late. So, if you turn it in at 3:31 pm, the exam will be deducted 10%. If you turn it in at 4:31 pm, the exam will be deducted 20%. After 5:31, 30%, and so on until there are no more percentages to be deducted. Excuses about power outages, internet being down, etc., will need to be accompanied by an email from someone in a place of authority that can verify the outage. In other words, no excuses. I encourage you to upload the exam early. Good luck! 1. Kimberly Hoang, in Dealing in Desire , argues that we can understand the “processes through which men affirm or contest Western dominance” in the four different venues that she conducted her research. Indicate whether each group (wealthy Asian businessmen, Viet Kieus, Western expatriates, and Western backpackers) are affirming or contesting Western dominance and how Hoang argues they are doing so in the different venues. 10 points We spent a great deal emphasizing on the behavior of each group of men in the sex industry and bars that Hoang studied. The political economy affected the sex workers. And with the Vietnam economy booming in 2008, there was a lot of “competition” and investment amongst the men in a matter of how they would showoff. In these venues, a lot of real estate investments took place in addition to direct foreign investments from western men (not backpackers). You start to see the Asian wealth kick
off big time in 2010 and mass dwindling of Western investment, Vietnamese men start gaining some “confidence” in their money and power as they are no longer “be little’d” by the Westerner. US, Australia, New Zealand lead investors before 2008 but in 08, everything changes and Japan and other Asian countries take over the investment. The Viet Kieus were the floods of Refugees in the 70’s-80’s after the war but come back in the late 90’s-00’s with extreme wealth (highest paying clients). Pertaining to the 4 different bars: the Khong Sao bar (No worries) was where the really elite businessmen would go, it was extremely hidden, the inside was a very karaoke luxury atmosphere (disco balls, booth seating, and stained flooring). The wealthy Asian businessmen would
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 9 pages?
- Fall '08
- Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh City, Chi Minh City, Vietnamese people, Viet Kieus