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“How Hanoi is Leveraging Anti-China Sentiments Online” by Dien Nguyen An Luong [ISEAS]

Mise en ligne d’un article intéressant de Dien Nguyen An Luong sur la gestion politique du sentiment anti-chinois au Viêt-Nam.

• In this era of blossoming social media, anti-China sentiments have morphed and manifested online, compelling Vietnamese authorities to keep close tabs on it.
• In a political system that prizes legitimacy and political stability above all else and that is on the verge of a leadership transition, the authorities have increasingly looked to social media to gauge anti-China sentiments and to calibrate their responses accordingly.
• Anti-China protests in 2018 were a bitter pill for the Vietnamese authorities to swallow, leaving significant imprints on how their tools for dealing with anti-China sentiments are designed.
• The fight against the Covid-19 pandemic has seen the Vietnamese authorities finding an unlikely venue for boosting their legitimacy, one that they previously sought to repress: anti-China sentiments.
• The authorities have been able to make the most of the combination of propaganda and anti-China sentiments to shape critical China-related coverage in the mainstream media.
• It is unlikely, however, that they have enough political and technological wherewithal to do the same online any time soon.


Image “à la une” : Manifestants à Ho Chi Minh-Ville en 2018 © Kao Nguyen/Agence France-Presse

ISEAS : Visiting Fellowships 2016

[ndlr] Annonce pour un recrutement à l’ISEAS à Singapour.



The ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (formerly Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) invites applications for Visiting Fellowships in Southeast Asia Studies.

Preference will be given to candidates who have done or can work on projects associated with one or more of the following themes:

i) Inter-ethnic and/or inter-religious relations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand or Vietnam. (More specific topics can include political Buddhism in Thailand and Myanmar, and religiosity in Vietnam.)

ii) Transnational trajectories of Islam and their influences on Malaysia and/or Indonesia.

iii) Urbanization and socio-political change in Indonesia and/or Vietnam. (More specific topics can look into the relationship between urbanization and migration, the growth of the middle class, and the impact of infrastructure-building, among others.)

iv) The political and economic roles of the Chinese in contemporary Southeast Asia.

v) The application of quantitative analysis and/or Geographic Information System to the study of social trends in Southeast Asia.
Other requirements.

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree no earlier than 1 August 2011, in any area of the humanities or social sciences (especially economics, political science/government, sociology, anthropology, geography and urban studies). The successful applicant is expected to start no later than 2 January 2017 and must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree at the point of employment.

Fluency in English and a Southeast Asian language is preferred, along with good communications, networking and interpersonal skills.

Depending on the expertise of the candidate, he or she will be conducting one or two projects related to the themes listed above. Visiting Fellows are also expected to contribute to ISEAS in the following ways:

i) Monitor economic, political and/or social cultural trends in Southeast Asia.

ii) Write for a range of ISEAS publishing outlets such as ISEAS e-publications, Working Papers, academic journals and books.

iii) Contribute to ISEAS collective research efforts.

Fellowship Benefits

An all-inclusive and fixed monthly stipend commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A monthly housing subsidy (applicable to non-Singaporeans only).

Term of each fellowship is one year, with possible extension for another year.

Please submit one original and one copy of a complete application consisting of the following:

i) Cover letter (1 page).

ii) Research Statement (elaborating on what you think are the key questions to be examined in your country or area of expertise for the next 3-5 years; 300-500 words).

iii) Research Plan (for one or two projects; each plan should address the research question, methodology and timeline; 3 pages each, double-spaced).

iv) Dissertation abstract and table of contents.

v) Curriculum vitae.

vi) Official transcript of grades and certified copy of Ph.D. degree (if degree is not in hand at time of application, a letter is needed from the thesis supervisor stating the expected date of completion).

vii) Two letters of recommendation (sealed and signed; original copy only).

Enquiries: Please contact Mr ANG Swee Loh (

Please send application package by 29 Feb 2016 to:
Mr Ang Swee Loh
Deputy Head of Administration
ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614

(Only short-listed candidates will be notified and interviews may be conducted at the upcoming Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting in Seattle.)

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Call For Papers – Vietnam Forum 2016 [ISEAS]

[ndlr] Appel à communications sur le thème “Viêt-Nam, 30 ans de Renouveau et au-delà”, organisé par l’ISEAS à Singapour les 24 et 25 mars 2016. Date limite de l’envoi du résumé de communication (250 mots) le 17 juillet 2016.


Vietnam Forum 2016

“Vietnam: Thirty years of Doi Moi and beyond”

24-25 March 2016

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)

30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119614


The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) adopted the Doi Moi (Renovation) policy at its sixth National Congress in 1986, opening up a new chapter in the country’s modern history. Under Doi Moi, Vietnam has undergone significant socio-economic reforms that transformed the country from a backward centrally-planned, autarkic economy into a dynamic market-based and highly internationally integrated one, and one of the most successful stories in terms of poverty reduction in Asia’s contemporary history. The country’s political system has also adopted various reforms to facilitate economic development and good governance. At the same time, Vietnam’s foreign policy has also been renovated under Doi Moi as Hanoi abandoned the ideology-based foreign policy making to pursue the “diversification and multilateralisation” of its international relations. As such, Vietnam has transformed itself into a well respected international partner with increasing influence over regional affairs.

Next year will witness another milestone in the country’s development as the CPV will convene its 12th National Congress to review the past 30 years of Doi Moi and to introduce new policies to guide the country’s future development. In particular, there have been calls for a second Doi Moi (Doi Moi 2.0) to lift Vietnam out of prolonged economic difficulties since 2008 and to establish a new growth model for the country. Therefore, economic reforms, if any, introduced by the Party at the Congress will have important implications for Vietnam’s future economic performance. Moreover, official documents adopted by the Congress may also shed light on how the CPV will deal with mounting pressures for further political reforms as well as foreign policy challenges brought about by China’s increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea.

Theme and topics

Against this backdrop, ISEAS will organize the Vietnam Forum 2016 on “Vietnam: Thirty years of Doi Moi and beyond”. The Forum will provide a timely opportunity for Vietnam watchers to review and examine the various socio-economic, political and foreign policy transformations that Doi Moi has produced over the past 30 years as well as their national and regional implications. Held at a critical juncture of the country’s development, the Forum will also be an appropriate platform for scholars and policy makers to share their views on Vietnam’s contemporary challenges and its future trajectories.

The Forum is multidisciplinary, and we welcome papers on a broad range of topics as long as they address the general theme of the Forum. Papers with comparative approaches (especially between Vietnam and China) are also welcome. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Vietnam’s current economic restructuring; SOE reforms; the role of private and foreign-invested sectors; the role of foreign aid and foreign actors in Vietnam’s economic development; Vietnam’s outward FDI; the role of overseas Vietnamese in Vietnam’s economic development; the development of Vietnam’s financial sector…
  • Vietnam’s political reforms under Doi Moi; the CPV’s legitimacy and political challenges; politics within the CPV; administrative and judicial reforms; corruption and the fight against corruption; constitutional reform…
  • Vietnam’s social and cultural changes under Doi Moi; immigration and demographic changes; urbanization process; inequality; middle class; Vietnam’s education reform…
  • Vietnam’s foreign policy evolution under Doi Moi; Vietnam’s contemporary foreign policy challenges; Vietnam’s relations with major countries and ASEAN; Vietnam and the South China Sea disputes; Vietnam’s international economic integration…

Forum’s format

The Forum will be divided into four consecutive panels, focusing on four research areas: economics; politics; social and cultural issues; and foreign policy. Each panel will address the overall theme of the Forum with a focus on their specific area.

Each panel will be composed of 4-5 participants, each participant has 20 minutes to present their paper and 10 minutes for Q&A. Depending on the quality of the papers submitted, however, the number of participants in each panel may be increased or decreased so that the best participants/papers will be selected.

It is expected that an edited book based on a number of selected papers will be published within 12-18 months after the Forum concludes.

Submission of abstracts and full papers

Interested scholars should submit author information, paper title and an abstract (maximum 250 words) via the Forum’s website before 17 July 2015. Selected authors will be notified via email on 24 July 2015.

The deadline for full papers to be submitted is 29 January 2016. Please note that authors who do not submit completed papers by due date may be asked to give up their place in the Forum.

The papers must be original research that have not been published or are not being considered for publication anywhere else.

The papers should be between 6000-8000 words, using endnotes and following the rules set out in Chapter 15 of the Chicago Manual Style, 12th edition, 1969.

Conference grants

ISEAS will cover economy class round-trip airfare and accommodation (2 to 3 nights) for selected participants, plus per diems during the Forum.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission: 17 July 2015
  • Selected participants announced: 24 July 2015
  • Full paper submission: 29 January 2016
  • Forum organized: 24-25 March 2016

Further information and contact details

Further information about the Forum is available at the Forum’s website: All queries should be directed to:

Dr. Le Hong Hiep

Visiting Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119614


Tel: +65 6870 4545

Source : ISEAS – Vietnam Forum Info

Image “à la une” : ISEAS Vietnam Forum Info website.