Author Sherry Buchanan shares deeply about her beautiful and compelling new book, On The Ho Chi Minh Trail: The Blood Road, The Women Who Defended It, the Legacy. She traveled down the Trail to share the untold stories of the women soldiers and militia who defended the Ho Chi Minh Trail against the most intense bombardment in modern times.
Sherry launched the imprint in 2002 to showcase drawings, paintings, and diaries created during the Vietnam Wars (1946–1975). She discovered the collections in Vietnam when she was a journalist in Hong Kong in the nineties. To preserve a historical record in danger of disappearing, she created a photographic archive with the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum and started a publication program.
She is an advisor to the British Museum on Vietnamese art and has worked as a guest curator for the British Museum and Asia House in London, and for the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi.
She is an ambassador for the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and for MapAction and is an active supporter of Project Renew, Women for Women and PAAWA focusing on women survivors of war, mapping and demining in war zones, and women’s and girls’ education.
Before she created Asia Ink, she was an editor and columnist with The Wall Street Journal and The International Herald Tribune in New York, Brussels, Paris, London, and Hong Kong. Born in New York, she was educated in Switzerland at the Marie-José, Gstaad and Mont-Olivet, Lausanne. She has a Maturité Fédérale, a BA from Smith College and an MA from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University where she studied politics and international relations. She is bilingual in French and English and has a reading knowledge of Vietnamese.
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