Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

10-2012

Abstract

The twentieth century has seen its share of Vietnamese diasporas and migratory flows. In France alone, one counts six different Vietnamese diasporas, each unique in its composition, motivation, politics, and length of stay in France. As in the First World War, the Vietnamese Second World War diaspora was unique in that its migration was meant to be temporary (for the duration of the war only), organized by the French imperial nation-state that largely requisitioned rather than attracted labor, and in that the migrants were exclusively male. The French journalist Pierre Daum has called them forced laborers, whereas the French-Vietnamese scholar Liêm-Khê Luguern refers to them as “requisitioned workers” or “soldier workers”.

Keywords

Vietnam, France, migratory flows, forced laborers, requisitioned workers, soldier workers

Discipline

Asian Studies | Military and Veterans Studies

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Journal of Vietnamese Studies

Volume

7

Issue

3

First Page

7

Last Page

54

ISSN

1559-372X

Identifier

10.1525/vs.2012.7.3.7

Publisher

University of California Press

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/vs.2012.7.3.7

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