Jonathan London, ed. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam [A paraître]

A paraître en 2022 : un important ouvrage sur le Viêt Nam contemporain comprenant 38 chapitres. Indispensable pour comprendre le Viêt Nam d’aujourd’hui. Présentation de l’éditeur ci-après.

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam is a comprehensive resource exploring social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of Vietnam, one of contemporary Asia’s most dynamic but least understood countries. Following an introduction that highlights major changes that have unfolded in Vietnam over the past three decades, the volume is organized into four thematic parts, comprising:

  • Politics and Society 
  • Economy and Society 
  • Social life and institutions
  • Cultures in Motion

Part one address key aspects of Vietnam’s politics, from the role of the Communist Party of Vietnam in shaping the country’s institutional evolution to continuity and change in patterns of socio-political organization, political expression, state repression, diplomatic relations, and human rights. 

Part two assesses the transformation of Vietnam’s economy, addressing patterns of economic growth, investment and trade, the role of the state in the economy, and other economic aspects of social life. 

Parts three and four examine developments across a variety of social and cultural fields, through chapters on themes including welfare, inequality, social policy, urbanization, the environment and society, gender, ethnicity, the family, cuisine, art, mass media, and the politics of remembrance.

Featuring 38 essays by leading Vietnam scholars from around the world, this book provides a cutting-edge analysis of Vietnam’s transformation and changing engagement with the world. It is an invaluable interdisciplinary reference work that will be of interest to students and academics of Southeast Asian Studies, as well as policymakers, analysts and anyone wishing to learn more about contemporary Vietnam.

Table of Contents for the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam

1 “How to Study Contemporary Vietnam?” by Jonathan London

Part 1 – Politics and Society

2 “The Communist Party of Vietnam: Consolidating Market-Leninism” by Jonathan London

3 “Political representation in contemporary Vietnam” by Paul Schuler

4 “Public political criticism in Vietnam, 1990s-2018” by Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet

5 “Civil society and advocacy networks in Vietnam” by Andrew Wells-Dang

6 “The Role of the Military and Public Security in Contemporary Vietnam” by Carlyle A. Thayer

7 “Human rights in Contemporary Vietnam” by Gisle Kvanig

8 “Vietnam’s foreign policy: Structure, evolution, and contemporary challenges” by Le Hong Hiep

Part 2 – Economy and Society 

9 “Vietnam’s Extraordinary Economic Journey From Poverty to Prosperity” by Martin Rama

10 “Vietnam’s Foreign Direct Investment and Export Performance” by Athukorala & Nguyen Trung Kien

11 “Contemporary Vietnam: State effectiveness under conditions of commercialization” by Jonathan Pincus

12 “The political economy of private sector development in Vietnam since Doi Moi” by Tu-Anh Vu-Thanh

13 “Decentralization and Economic Development in Vietnam” by Edmund Malesky

14 “Contradictions of Multi-stakeholder Labor Relations in Vietnam” by Angie Ngọc Trần

15 “Land in Contemporary Vietnam” by Nguyen Van Suu

16 “Market Personhood in Urban Southern Vietnam” by Ann Marie Leshkowich

17 “Contemporary Vietnam’s Economy in historical perspective: Đổi mới or đổi lại?” by Gerard Sasges

Part 3 Social Life and Institutions

18 “Welfare, Inequality, and Opportunity in Contemporary Vietnam” by Jonathan London and Jonathan Pincus

19 “Education and development in Vietnam: A Glass half full?” by Diep Phan and Ian Coxhead

20 “Contemporary Vietnam’s health status and health system” by Tran Khanh Toan

21 “Post-Colonial Urbanization in Vietnam: Urban Order and Unruliness” by Erik Harms & Danielle Labbé

22 “Sociocultural Life and Social Relations in Rural Vietnam’s Lowlands” by Hy V. Luong & Phan Văn Dốp

23 “The Cosmopolitan delta: Ethnic pluralism at the mouth of Mekong” by Philip Taylor

24 “Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam: State Relations and Social Change” by Pamela McElwee

25 “Environment and ociety in contemporary Vietnam” by Nga Dao

26 “The Family in Contemporary Vietnam” by Nguyen Huu Minh

27 “Feminism in Vietnam: Women’s studies, gender research, and intersections” by Huong Thu Nguyen & Helle Rydstrom

28 “Masculinity and Violence in Vietnam” by Helle Rydstrom

29 “Marriage, Family and Kinship in Vietnam: Shadows and Silences” by Tine M. Gammeltoft

30 “Extramarital Relationships, Masculinity, and Gender Relations in Vietnam” by Nguyen Khanh Linh & Jack Harris

31 “LGBTQ in Vietnam/ Heteronomativity and resistance” by Paul Horton and Helle Rydstrom

Part 4 Cultures in Motion

32 “Contemporary Vietnamese Cuisine” by Christopher Annear and Jack Harris

33 “Driving Doi Moi: Motorbikes, Cars, and Capitalism in Vietnam’s Socialist Market Economy” by Arve Hansen

34 “Religion in Contemporary Vietnam” by Chung V. Hoang

35. “Movements of Independent Art in Contemporary Vietnam” by Bùi Kim Đĩnh

36 “Revolutionary Journalism in Contemporary Vietnam” by Nguyen-Pochan Thi Thanh Phuong

37 “Popular television in Contemporary Vietnam: Socialist politics and market competition” by Giang Nguyen-Thu

38 “Remembrance, commemoration, and revolutionary apparitions: Ritualizing connections with the past and the future in Vietnam” by Oscar Salemink

Advanced praise for the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam 

“This is an extremely valuable compilation of essays by more than forty scholars coming from three generations, elucidating important developments in Vietnam during the past three decades.  I learned a great deal.”  

David G. Marr, Emeritus Professor and Visiting Fellow, School of Culture, History & Language, Australian National University 


“An excellent guide to the politics and economy of Vietnam today, the handbook also illuminates a variety of social issues. It should be of interest to individuals engaged in scholarship, business, or tourism.” 

Hue-Tam Ho Tai, Kenneth T. Young Professor of Sino-Vietnamese History, Emerita, Harvard University 


“This is an excellent volume comprehensive in its coverage of contemporary Vietnam, and attentive in its multiple approaches across disciplines and fields of knowledge. It’s a necessary handbook for interested students of Vietnam as well as those seeking any kind of engagement with the country.” 

Nguyễn-võ Thu-hương, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles. 


“An essential resource for understanding the complex dynamics of social, political, economic, cultural, and ecological transformation in Vietnam. International contributors from across the social sciences provide a brilliant overview of Vietnam past and present, while raising important questions about the direction of future research.” 

Christina Schwenkel, Professor of Anthropology and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vietnamese Studies.

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