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Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson is a librarian at York University in Toronto, Canada. Mark blogged at Six Months in Hanoi while living in Vietnam in 2005/06.

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Latest posts by Mark Robertson

14 June 2007

Street Food and the Gentrification of Vietnam

Mark Robertson looks at the reactions of bloggers on the threat faced by Vietnamese street food vendors from officials trying to modernize their cities.

1 May 2007

Vietnam Bloggers Crash the Linguistic Divide

Ironically bloggers like Joe's Blog and Vietnamese God put the lie to the idea of a single blogosphere, a unified world of blogs that spans the globe. Yes, blogs have...

13 September 2006

The Sitting Party: Cross-cultural Reflections on Social Relations in Vietnam

Recently there has been a very lively discussion in the English-language Vietnam blogosphere about the phenomenon of the self-proclaimed expat expert. Kevin of What Happened to Your Hair? started it...

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