[ndlr] Présentation de l’ouvrage du professeur Nguyên Thê Anh, Directeur d’études émérite de l’EPHE dans le numéro 494 de la revue vietnamienne Tạp chí Xưa và Nay (4-2018), p. 54-55, recension de Nguyen Duy Long.
[ndlr] Conférence de Li Tana.
NALANDA-SRIWIJAYA CENTRE LECTURE SERIES
Imperial Rice Transportation of Nguyen Vietnam
Venue: ISEAS Seminar Room 2
About the Lecture
In the first volume of his monumental work Strange Parallels: Southeast Asia in Global Context, Victor Lieberman compared three geographically-based regions of Mainland Southeast Asia, namely the western, the central and the eastern mainland. Lieberman saw coherence in the three regions in that they were all politically and culturally integrated as the result of a series of synchronised cycles between 1000 and 1830. The major difference between Vietnam and its two neighbouring regions, in Lieberman’s analysis, was that Vietnam’s integration was neither as complete or sustained at the same level as achieved by Burma and Siam, even as late as the 19th century Nguyen dynasty (from 1802). Instead of three sustained imperial integrations, he saw two and a fraction. Geography was an important factor. Vietnam lacked one dominant, integrating river system like the Irrawaddy (2170 km long) in Burma or Chao Phraya (372 km long) in Thailand. Yet it did have one geographical feature which might have played a compensatory role in integration, a 3260 km coast line. Moreover, early 19th century Vietnam had a long maritime tradition and a powerful navy, plus close commercial relations with southern China. Why did these potential positives fail to promote closer integration of the new state?
This seminar considers that question by focusing on one of the most important economic factors implicated in that failure, imperial rice transportation. This system formed a major cornerstone of Nguyen policy, but its practical costs and operational failures combined to ensure that Vietnam’s coastal sea lanes did not play a similar unifying role as the major river systems in Burma and Siam.
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Image « à la une » : Chiến thuyền của thủy quân triều Nguyễn (mô phỏng) © DR
[ndlr] Ouvrage à paraître, présentation de l’éditeur.
The Black Flags raided their way from southern China into northern Vietnam, competing during the second half of the nineteenth century against other armed migrants and uplands communities for the control of commerce, specifically opium, and natural resources, such as copper. At the edges of three empires (the Qing empire in China, the Vietnamese empire governed by the Nguyen dynasty, and, eventually, French Colonial Vietnam), the Black Flags and their rivals sustained networks of power and dominance through the framework of political regimes. This lively history demonstrates the plasticity of borderlines, the limits of imposed boundaries, and the flexible division between apolitical banditry and political rebellion in the borderlands of China and Vietnam.
Imperial Bandits contributes to the ongoing reassessment of borderland areas as frontiers for state expansion, showing that, as a setting for many forms of human activity, borderlands continue to exist well after the establishment of formal boundaries.
Bradley Camp Davis is assistant professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University.
[ndlr] Annonce d’un séminaire à New York sur l’histoire du commerce en Mer de Chine méridionale.
New York (November 10th, 2015).
The Institute for Vietnamese Culture & Education ( IVCE) is pleased to announce a seminar on Maritime trade on the Biển Ðông Sea (the South China Sea) in History.
Topic I: Archaeological finds in the Biển Đông Sea (otherwise called the South China Sea), and historical documents found in the archives of Vietnam, Japan, China and Western countries reveal the important role of the Biển Đông Sea and Vietnam in the maritime trade network of the world between the Xth and the XXth centuries, especially in the Grand Commercial Era of world (XVIth to XVIIIth centuries). Vietnam is located on the vast western continental shelves running lengthwise along the Biển Đông Sea, where a series of harbors were convenient for the trade ships of international merchants to dock and do business since the XIth century. Vietnam also possessed and frequented several archipelagoes in the Biển Đông Sea, including the Paracels (quần đảo Hoàng Sa) and the Spratlys (quần đảo Trường Sa), that lie on these busy trade routes. Presented by Dr. Trần Đức Anh Sơn.
Topic II: State regulations on foreign maritime trade areas and merchants and state expeditions to archipelagos in the Biển Đông Sea (the South China Sea) under the various dynasties, from the Lý, Trần to the Lê and Nguyễn, in Vietnam (Xth to XXth centuries). The legal and general historical documents, such as: Đại Việt sử ký toàn thư [Complete Annals of Đại Việt], Khâm định Việt sử thông giám cương mục [Comprehensive Annals of Vietnam as Ordered by the King], Lê triều chiếu lệnh thiện chính [The Book on Good Government of the Lê Dynasty], Phủ biên tạp lục [Miscellaneous Chronicles of the Pacified Frontier] show how foreign trade areas were established and foreign merchants’ movements regulated. Besides promoting foreign trade, the State also made itself present in the Biển Đông Sea by launching state expeditions to the Paracels (quần đảo Hoàng Sa) and Spratlys (quần đảo Trường Sa) for salvage and asserting sovereignty. Presented by Dr. Tạ Văn Tài.
Place: Hamilton 309, Columbia University.
Time: Thursday, November 12th, 2015. 8.00 – 9.00pm: Seminar
9.00 – 9.30pm: Documentary on Maritime trade on the Biển Ðông Sea (South China Sea)
Contact: Ngoc Le-Cascarino, email@example.com
Sponsor: Columbia VSA, Weatherhead East Asian Institute and IVCE.
Place: Terrace Room, Paige Hall, Tufts University.
Time: Friday, November 13th, 2015. 7 – 8pm: Seminar
8 – 8.30pm: Documentary on Maritime trade on the Biển Ðông Sea (South China Sea)
Contact: Trang Nguyen, Minh_Trang.Nguyen@tufts.edu
Sponsor: Tufts Vietnamese Students Club, Tufts International Relations Department and IVCE.
Source : VSG.
Image « à la une » : illustration de l’ouvrage : Trần, Đức Anh Sơn & Vũ, Hữu San, Ngành đóng thuyền và tàu thuyền ở Việt Nam thời Nguyễn : phụ lục đôi nét về hàng hải nước Việt xưa, TP. Hồ Chí Minh : Nhà xuất bản Văn hóa-văn nghệ, 2014.
Le chercheur Hô Tan Phan vient de remettre au Comité national des frontières des documents sur la souveraineté nationale sur les deux archipels de Hoàng Sa (Paracel) et de Truong Sa (Spratly).
Il s’agit d’une copie du recueil « Dai Nam thuc luc » (Annales royales du Grand Viet Nam) de la dynastie des Nguyên (1802-1945), réédité par l’université japonaise de Keio. En effet, les annales originales sont des ouvrages xylographiques. Le « Dai Nam thuc luc » [大南寔錄] comprend plus de 550 livres totalisant près de 33.000 pages. Il a été élaboré par le Bureau d’historiographie qui, créé en 1820 sous le règne du roi Minh Mang, était chargé de la recherche, de la mise au point rédactionnelle, de la gravure et de l’impression des tablettes de la dynastie des Nguyen. De 1961 à 1981, l’université japonaise de Keio a étudié et photographié ces tablettes pour publier enfin une version de 20 tomes de plus de 8.000 pages.
Selon le chercheur Ho Tan Phan, ces annales historiques comprennent 13 parties sur l’étendue de la souveraineté du Vietnam concernant Hoàng Sa et Truong Sa. Il s’agit donc d’une solide preuve de la souveraineté vietnamienne sur ces deux archipels. -VNA
Source : Vietnam +, 07/06/2015.
Voir aussi :
- VNA, Documents proving Vietnam’s sovereignty of Truong Sa, Hoang Sa presented, Vietnam Net, 04/06/2015.
- Collection de référence : http://www.sudoc.fr/176746935 / Cote IAO : 601V.14/100.1-20LQ
Image « à la une » : le Đại Nam thực lục en 20 volumes dans le Fonds Langlet-Quach © FG