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Bradley C. Davis
Eastern Washington University
Bandits and Banditry, Southeast Asian Uplands, History of Language
|List Affiliations:||Reviewer for H-Asia
Reviewer for H-French-Colonial
Reviewer for H-SEASIA
|Reviews:||Early English-Language Vietnam Travelogues
|Interests:||Asian History / Studies
Research and Methodology
Ph.D. History (University of Washington, 2008)
MA International Studies (University of Washington, 2002)
BA, History (Birmingham-Southern College, 1999)
Annotated translation of Phan Huy Chú’s Royal Geographical Description of the Kingdom for John Whitmore, George Dutton, and Jayne Werner (ed), Sources of Vietnamese Tradition. Berkeley: University of California Press, forthcoming.
“Qing Bandits and Nguyen ‘Incompetence’: Borderlands Pragmatism in the 19th Century Vietnam-China Frontier” in Martin Gainsborough (edit), On the Borders of State Power. London: Routledge, 2008.
“Vietnamese Han Sources in the Vietnam National Library and in Southern China,” CORMOSEA Bulletin. Volume 28. December 2004.
Review of Keith Taylor and Olga Dror (trans), Views of Seventeenth-Century Vietnam: Christoforo Borri on Cochinchina and Samuel Baron on Tonkin. (Ithaca 2006) on H-Net, May 2008.
Review of William Duiker and Bruce Lockhart, Historical Dictionary of Vietnam in Journal of Vietnamese Studies. Feb 2007, Vol. 2, No. 1: 197-199.
English language editor for EFEO (edit), Henri Oger: Technique du peuple Annamite. Hanoi: EFEO, forthcoming.
East Asia and Southeast Asia: Traditions and Transformations
The Viet Nam Wars (in Hue, Viet Nam)
The Cold War in Asia
Viet Nam: Revolution and War
“Sino-Vietnamese Border Spaces: Disputed Sites, Local Powerbrokers, and Conflicted Loyalties (1500-present).” Canadian Conference of Southeast Asian Studies, October 2009. University of British Columbia.
“‘Only then will the people respect their officials:’ approaches to the life of Hoàng Kế Viêm.” Conference on Vietnamese Biography, May 2008. Harvard University.
“Chữ Nôm Dao in Vietnam: The Study and Sustainability of a Traditional Script.” Conference on Nom Studies, April 2008. Temple University.
“Oral History and the Black Flags: What can historians learn from stories about the past in northern Vietnam?” Vietnamese Studies Conference, July 2007. Dong Hoi Town, Quang Binh Province, Viet Nam.
"Subversive Technology: Chinese Bandits, Telegraphs, and the Plot to Overthrow the Qing Empire from French Tonkin, 1891-1924." Workshop on Alternative Voices and Histories in Colonial Viet Nam, March 2007. University of Washington-Seattle.
“How to Shoot a Gun: Hoàng Kế Viêm and the Plan to Save Đại Nam, 1869-1887.” Graduate Conference on Vietnamese Studies, February 2007. University of California-Berkeley.
“Yellow Flag Army/Yellow Flag Bandits: History and Folklore of the 19th century northern Vietnamese uplands.” Vietnam Studies Summer School, January 2006. Australian National University, Canberra ACT.
“Liu Yongfu, Feng Zicai and Vũ Trọng Bình: Local Networks and Frontier Statecraft in the pre-Colonial China-Vietnam Borderlands.” Vietnam Studies Summer School, February 2004. Australian National University, Canberra ACT.
“Research in Vietnam.” (Vietnamese) Address at the Anniversary Celebration of the Institute of Vietnamese Studies and Development Science, December 2008. Hanoi, Viet Nam.
"Bandit Rule under the Nguyen: The Black Flags and the Vietnamese State, 1862-1873." MacMillan Center, April 2009. Yale University.
“Ethnic Minorities and the Politics of Multi-Lingualism in Contemporary Vietnam.” Guest Lecture, Course on Vietnamese Literature in Translation (Professor Quang Phu Van), April 2009. Yale University.
“’Savage Characters:’ Dao Script, Provincial Politics, and Multilingualism in Lao Cai Province, Viet Nam.” Center for Southeast Asian Studies, May 2009. University of Washington.
Dao Script Project, Lao Cai Viet Nam (2007-2009)
Other Professional Experience
Project Adviser and Translator, Dao Script Project (2007-2009)
Conference Organizer, "Beyond Teleologies," University of Washington, 2006.