Monday, October 14, 2013

Event; Select Conversations with Gerard Sasges and Mai Huyen Chi, editor and photographer of It's a Living: Work and Life in Vietnam Today

Select Books and NUS Press are pleased to invite you to Select Conversations with Gerard Sasges and Mai Huyen Chi, editor and photographer of It's a Living: Work and Life in Vietnam Today on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 5:00pm.

About It's a Living: Work and Life in Vietnam Today
Through 67 interviews and 59 colour photographs, It's a Living reveals the energy and struggle of the world of work in Vietnam today. Based on frank and freewheeling interviews conducted by students, the book engages a broad range of Vietnamese, both living in Vietnam and abroad, on their feelings about work, life and getting ahead.

By providing a ground-level view of the texture of daily working life in the midst of rapid and unsettling change, the book reveals Vietnam today as a place where ordinary people are leveraging whatever assets they have, not just to survive, but to make a better life for themselves, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About the Editor
Gerard Sasges is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. He combines his training as an historian with his fascination for everyday life and his commitment to get students out of the classroom and into the real world. He researches on the alcohol monopoly in Indochina. Find out more about Gerard on his website: gerardsasges.com.

About the Photographer
After dropping out of university in 2005, Mai Huyền Chi has divided her time among traveling and taking photos, writing as a journalist and a screenwriter, translating books, and exploring ways of storytelling. She is loosely based in Saigon. Photographs from the book will be on display at the IPA Photobooks Show 2013 at the National Museum of Singapore on 19-20 October 2013.

Date and Time
Saturday, 19 October 2013
5pm - 6pm

Location
Select Books
51 Armenian Street
Singapore 179939


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