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Another Asia II
2006

Another Asia II

Howard Henry Chen

MULTIPLE ENTRY VIA (2004-2006)

The American immigrant Howard Henry Chen regularly visits his family in Vietnam. Together they explore the country, that presently attracts not only tourists, backpackers and Vietnam veterans, but also the Vietnamese themselves. Globalization has created a middle class there who has enough money to travel and visit amusement parks. This kitschy tourist industry, often inspired by the exotic Vietnamese culture, stands out sharply from the olive drab of the many war memorials that the country still counts, popular primarily with the foreign tourists. This leads Howard Henry Chen in MULTIPLE ENTRY VIA (2004-2006) to the conclusion that Vietnam is still a Western cliché: it presents itself as a battlefield, or as an oriental fantasy.

  • MULTIPLE ENTRY VIA (2004-2006)


    The American immigrant Howard Henry Chen regularly visits his family in Vietnam. Together they explore the country, that presently attracts not only tourists, backpackers and Vietnam veterans, but also the Vietnamese themselves. Globalization has created a middle class there who has enough money to travel and visit amusement parks. This kitschy tourist industry, often inspired by the exotic Vietnamese culture, stands out sharply from the olive drab of the many war memorials that the country still counts, popular primarily with the foreign tourists. This leads Howard Henry Chen in MULTIPLE ENTRY VIA (2004-2006) to the conclusion that Vietnam is still a Western cliché: it presents itself as a battlefield, or as an oriental fantasy.

  • MULTIPLE ENTRY VIA (2004-2006)

  • MULTIPLE ENTRY VIA (2004-2006)

  • MULTIPLE ENTRY VIA (2004-2006)

  • MULTIPLE ENTRY VIA (2004-2006)

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Another Asia

Another Asia

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