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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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Gregg Huff : World War II and Southeast Asia [parution]

Parution d’un ouvrage important sur l’occupation japonaise en Asie du Sud-Est. Présentation de l’éditeur.

World War II and Southeast Asia
Economy and Society under Japanese Occupation

From December 1941, Japan, as part of its plan to build an East Asian empire and secure oil supplies essential for war in the Pacific, swiftly took control of Southeast Asia. Japanese occupation had a devastating economic impact on the region. Japan imposed country and later regional autarky on Southeast Asia, dictated that the region finance its own occupation, and sent almost no consumer goods. GDP fell by half everywhere in Southeast Asia except Thailand. Famine and forced labour accounted for most of the 4.4 million Southeast Asian civilian deaths under Japanese occupation. In this ground-breaking new study, Gregg Huff provides the first comprehensive account of the economies and societies of Southeast Asia during the 1941-1945 Japanese occupation. Drawing on materials from 25 archives over three continents, his economic, social and historical analysis presents a new understanding of Southeast Asian history and development before, during and after the Pacific War.

  • Provides the first comprehensive study of Southeast Asian economy and society during the 1941-1945 Japanese occupation
  • Features an extraordinarily wide range of archive material drawn from 25 archives over three continents
  • Includes economic, social and historical analysis to assess the long-term impact of the Pacific War and Japanese occupation on Southeast Asia

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Võ Nhân Trí (1927-2019)

[ndlr] Nous avons appris la disparition de Võ Nhân Trí, chercheur en économie, spécialiste du Viêt-Nam, son pays natal. Il est décédé à Paris le 3 juin 2019 à l’âge de 92 ans. Nous le croisions de temps à autre dans la salle de lecture du CID Vietnam lorsque ce centre de documentation était encore localisé au 14 rue de Corvisart dans le treizième arrondissement de Paris. M. Trí y décryptait la presse et suivait les programmes en vietnamien de RFI. Son ami, le dissident Vũ Thư Hiên, lui a rendu hommage sur Facebook, texte ci-après.


Một người bạn chung của chúng ta, ông Võ Nhân Trí, đã chia tay với chúng ta lần cuối vào ngày 3.6.2019 tại Paris, thọ 92 tuổi. Ông từng du học Pháp và Anh, có học vị tiến sĩ Luật (Pháp) và tiến sĩ Kinh tế (Anh).

Với tinh thần yêu nước nồng nàn, ông từng trở về Việt Nam với hy vọng sẽ đem kiến thức học hỏi ở nước ngoài đóng góp vào sự phát triển của tổ quốc. Nhưng như nhiều trí thức khác từ nước ngoài trở về, ông chẳng những không được trọng dụng mà còn bị chính quyền cộng sản coi khinh, chỉ cho làm những công việc ngồi chơi xơi nước.

Chán nản, nhân một dịp được đi họp ở Singapore, năm 1984 ông trở lại châu Âu và từ đó đứng hẳn vào hàng ngũ những người đấu tranh cho việc chung tay xây dựng một nước Việt Nam dân chủ trong tương lai.

Võ Nhân Trí là tác giả nhiều cuốn sách bằng Pháp ngữ về kinh tế Việt Nam (viết riêng và viết chung với nhiều tác giả khác), trong đó có một cuốn bằng tiếng Việt “Việt Nam cần đổi mới thật sự”, nghĩa là phải đổi mới thể chế để có chỗ đứng trong cộng đồng các quốc gia bình thường trên thế giới.

Những người bạn ông và những người cùng chí hướng với ông vô cùng thương tiếc ông.

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Rappel de ses principaux ouvrages :

  • Vo Nhan Tri & Anne Booth, Recent economic developments in Vietnam, London : University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, Dept. of Economics, SOAS Working Paper no. 7, 1992, 39 p.
  • Vo Nhan Tri, Vietnam’s economic policy since 1975, Singapore, Singapore Inst. of Southeast Asian Studies 1992.
  • Vo Nhan Tri, Socialist Vietnam’s economy, 1975-85 : an assessment, Tokyo, Japan : Institute of Developing Economies, V.R.F. Series no. 139, [1987].
  • Vo Nhan Tri, “Transformation socialiste de l’économie vietnamienne 1975-1985”, in Nguyen Duc Nhuan, Vo Nhan Tri et al., Le Viêt-Nam post-révolutionnaire. Population, économie, société 1975-1985, Paris, L’Harmattan, coll. Asie Débat 4, 1987, pp. 43-88.
  • Vo Nhan Tri et Nguyen Duc Nhuan, Le Vietnam dix ans après : bilan et perspectives, Paris : La Documentation Française, Problèmes politiques et sociaux : dossier d’actualité mondiale, no. 531 , 1986.
  • Vo Nhan Tri, Croissance économique de la République démocratique du Vietnam, 1945-1965, Hanoi : Éditions en langues étrangères, 1967, 627 p.
  • Vo Nhan Tri, “La politique agraire du Nord-Vietnam”. Tiers-Monde, 1960, tome 1, n°3, pp. 353-372.

Sommet Corée de Nord – États-Unis : Pyongyang espère connaître l’embellie économie d’Hanoï (Video France 24)

A l’occasion du IIe Sommet Etats-Unis / Corée du Nord, le modèle capitaliste vietnamien sous la direction d’un Etat-Parti communiste est mis en avant.

Corée du Nord: pour un transfuge du régime, “Donald Trump fait une lourde erreur”, L’Express, 27/02/2019. Ex-diplomate de Pyongyang, Thae Yong-ho décrit les coulisses du régime. Ayant fait défection en 2016, il craint pour sa vie. Propos recueillis par Clément Daniez, envoyé spécial à Séoul.

Tầm quan trọng của địa chính trị

[ndlr] Annonce d’une traduction vietnamienne du numéro de la revue Hérodote consacré au Viêt-Nam.

Le numéro de la revue Hérodote (“Les enjeux géopolitiques du Viêt Nam”, n° 157, 2e trimestre 2015), coordonné par Benoît de Tréglodé, a été traduit au Viêt Nam et édité aux Éditions de politique nationale (NXB Chinh tri Quoc gia) à Hanoi en décembre 2018. Couverture ci-dessous. Notez la mention de couverture : “Document de référence en interne” (diffusion restreinte).

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Fils Rouges Vietnam – Actes de la conférence 1

Fils Rouges Vietnam vous propose un retour sur la conférence du 30 juin sur “Le Vietnam dans l’Asie du Sud-Est depuis 1986”, avec l’historien François Guillemot et le géopolitiste Laurent Gédéon. Retrouvez la retranscription écrite de la conférence disponible en Flipbook (15 pages), en cliquant sur l’image ci-dessous.

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