UTS ePress is excited to announce the release of:
Chân Đăng The Tonkinese of Caledonia in the Colonial Era
Translated to English for the first time, Jean Vanmai’s Chân Đăng is a rare insider’s narration of the Vietnamese indentured workers in New Caledonia during the colonial era. Brought to life with vivid photographs and first-hand accounts, Jean Vanmai blends his own family story, alongside an overview of the working and living conditions of the Chân Đăng, to provide an emotive illustration of the past.
Exploring the long-lasting imprint of the Vietnamese community on New Caledonia, Tess Do and Kathryn Lay-Chenchabi introduce the remarkable account to a global readership and offer new understanding to this fascinating piece of history.
This book is available Open Access from UTS ePress.