Reasons for consideration:
The primary focus of this request is materials from the former Republic of Viet Nam. The last few years has brought a sharp expansion of scholarship on the RVN period, and the titles suggested here will contribute to our understanding of the politics, social conditions and intellectual debates of the period. We recently digitized the important Huế newspaper Lập Trường, and I am now requesting funding for a second paper from Central Viet Nam for this period: Tuần Báo Miên Trung. Most of the other papers requested here are published in Saigon.
I am also including in this request from the rare and endangered Bob Jones materials 2 titles published in Hanoi. One the important literary journal Tao Đán from 1939, the journal in which the famous writer Vũ Trụng Phụng was publishing. One issue of this journal for 1939 has been filmed by SEAM previously. This project will add another 7 isues, making a longer run of issues available online. I am also requesting we scan the The Times of Vietnam Weekly, which does not appear to be available elsewhere. This is an important English language source for a critical period of Vietnamese history that will help provide undergraduate resources for classes introducing the new scholarship on the period of the RVN.