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Vietnam since 1975

(see also Vietnam before 1965, Vietnam War & Vietnamese-American History, Life & Values)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Human Rights Watch: Vietnam.

Vietnam Friendship Village Project. US veterans' campaign based in Santa Cruz, CA, to build home for Vietnamese children damaged by Agent Orange.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Brown, Frederick Z. "US & Vietnam: time to move on," Indochina Issues 85 (11/88).

Brownsmiller, Susan. "Women of Vietnam: after socialism, fighting sexism," Nation (7/18/94):82-84.

Deane, Hugh. "The Chinese flight from Vietnam," Contemporary Marxism 12-13 (spr 1986):75-80.

Denney, Stephen. "Religion & the State in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam," in S.P. Ramet & D.W. Treadgold (eds.) Render Unto Caesar (Washington, 1995).

Dreyfuss, Robert. "Apocalypse still," Mother Jones (1-2/00):43-51, 90. Lingering effects of US spraying with Agent Orange during the war.

Duiker, William J. "Applying the lessons of Vietnam: the view from Hanoi," Indochina Issues 68 (8/86).

Esterline, John H. "Hanoi report," Orbis 32 (win 88):97-106.

Finkelstein, David M. "Vietnam: a revolution in crisis," Asian Survey 27 (987):973-90.

Fraser, Stewart E. "Vietnam's population growth: old struggle, new strategy," Indochina Issues 78 (1/88).

Goose, Stephen D. & R. Kyle Horst. "Amerasians in Vietnam: still waiting," Indochina Issues 83 (8/88).

Gough, Kathleen. "The green revolution in South India & North Vietnam," Monthly Review 29,8 (1/78):10-21.

__________. "Is Vietnam socialist? & "The Hoa in Vietnam," Contemporary Marxism 12-13 (spr 1986)3-13 & 81-91.

Greenfield, Gerard. "The development of capitalism in Vietnam," in R. Miliband & L. Panitch (eds.) Between Globalism & Capitalism: Socialist Register 1994 (NY: Monthly Review, 1995).

Gross, Bertram. "The specter materializes: imperfect socialism," Contemporary Marxism 12-13 (spr 86):205-24.

Hanh, Thich Nhat. "A Buddhist poet in Vietnam," in Silvers & Epstein (eds.) Anthology: The New York Review of Books (NY, 1993), pp. 23-32.

Hunt, David. "Village culture & the Vietnamese Revolution," Past & Present 94 (2/82):131-57.

Kanh, Huynh Kim. "Vietnam's reforms: 'renewal or death'," Indochina Issues 84 (9/88).

Kleinen, John. "Roots of the Sino-Vietnamese conflict," Monthly Review (10/82): 16-36 & critical comment by Kathleen Gough in issue 35,6 (11/83):40-51.

Lens, Sidney. "Vietnam: still at war. Now a US embargo perpetuates the calamity," Progressive (12/81):44-46.

Mason, Margie. "Vietnam fears tariffs on shrimp," San Jose Mercury News (7/26/03):3C.

Montlake, Simon. "Catfish row could hurt US-Vietnam ties," Christian Science Monitor (3/12/03). Competition between Mekong & Mississippi Delta producers for big US frozen catfish market.

Munro-Leighton, Judith. "Peasant impasse, party initiative: symbiotic revolution in Vietnam," Journal of Third World Studies 4,1 (spr 87):34-45.

Porter, Gareth. "Vietnam Plays a Negotiating Card," Indochina Issues 29 (10/82).

Scigliano, Eric. "Doi Moi, hold the Glastnost," Nation (9/25/89):304-6.

Sesser, Stan. "Forgotten country," New Yorker (8/20/98):39-68.

Stocking, Ben. “Kingpin gets death: stiff sentences for 155 in corruption trail that riveted Vietnam,” San Jose Mercury (6/6/03):1A

___________. "Vietnam rejects Ho Chi Minh images," San Jose Mercury News (7/8/03):3B.

___________. "Viet-US military ties to be pursued," San Jose Mercury News (10/3/03): 1AA.
Both nations seek to contain China.

Tatu, Frank. "The US & Vietnam: converging interests?" Indochina Issues 81 (5/88).

Thrift, Nigel. "Vietnam: geography of a socialist siege economy," Geography 72 (10/87):340-44.

Truong, Lieu. "A future from the past," New Internationalist (10/93):35.

Tung, Hoang; D.B. Ngu & Kathleen Gough. "A Hanoi interview," Contemporary Marxism 12-13 (spr 1986):49-67.

Ungar, E.S. "The struggle over the Chinese community in Vietnam, 1946-1986," Pacific Affairs 60 (win 1987-88)596-614.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Adger, Neil W.; Mick P. Kelly & Huu Ninh Nguyen. Living with Environmental Change: Social Vulnerability & Resistance in Vietnam (NY: Routledge, 2001).

Beresford, Melanie. Vietnam: Politics, Economics & Society (NY, 1988).

Braestrup, Peter (ed.) Vietnam as History: Ten Years after the Paris Peace Accords (Lanham MD, 1983).

Brazier, Chris. Vietnam: The Price of Peace (Oxford: Oxfam, 1992)

Brocheux, Pierre. The Mekong Delta: Ecology, Economy, & Revolution (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 1995).

Burchett, Wilfred G. The China-Cambodia-Vietnam Triangle (London: Zed, 1981).

Chanda, Nayan. Brother Enemy. The War After the War. A History of Indochina since the Fall of Saigon (NY, 1987).

DeMatteis, Lou. Portrait of Vietnam (NY: Norton, 1996).

Dieu, Nguyen Thi. The Mekong River & the Struggle for Indochina: Water, War, & Peace (Westport CT, 1999).

Duiker, William J. China & Vietnam: The Roots of the Conflict (Berkeley, 1986).

__________. Vietnam since the Fall of Saigon (rev. ed. Athens OH: Ohio U., 1989).

Dournes, Jacques. Minorities of Central Vietnam: Autochthonous Indochinese People (London: Minority Rights Group, 1980).

Fforde, Adam. The Agrarian Question in North Vietnam, 1974-1979: A Study of Cooperator Resistance to State Policy (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1989).

Gough, Kathleen. Ten Times More Beautiful: The Rebuilding of Vietnam (NY: Monthly Review, 1979).

Hallin, Daniel C. The "Uncensored War": The Media & Vietnam (Berkeley, 1989).

Hodgkin, Thomas. Vietnam: The Revolutionary Path (London, 1981).

Houtart, François & Genevieve Lemercier. Hai Van: Life in a Vietnamese Commune (London, 1984).

Jamieson, Neil L. Understanding Vietnam (Berkeley, 1994).

Kerkvliet, Ben R. State-Village Relations in Vietnam: Contested Cooperatives & Collectivization (Clayton, Victoria, 1993).

Kolko, Gabriel. Vietnam: Anatomy of a Peace (NY: Routledge, 1997).

Lamb, David. Vietnam Now: A Reporter Returns (NY: Public Affairs 2002).

Laurence, John. The Cat from Hue (NY: PublicAffairs, 2001).

Luong, Hy V. Revolution in the Village: Tradition & Transformation in North Vietnam, 1925-1988 (Honolulu, 1992).

Marr, David & Christine White (eds.) Postwar Vietnam: Dilemmas in Socialist Development (Ithaca: Cornell, 1988).

Morris, Stephen J. Why Vietnam Invaded Cambodia. Political Culture & the Causes of War (Stanford, 1999).

Nguyen Van Canh & Earle Cooper. Vietnam under Communism, 1975-1982 (Stanford, 1983).

Norlund, Irene; Vu Cao Dam & Carolyn Gates (eds.) Vietnam in a Changing World (Honolulu, 1995).

Paribatra, M.R. Sukhumbhand; Vo Dong Giang, David J. Scheffer & Anthony Lake. Indochina: The Prospects for Peace (NY: World Policy Institute, 1985).

Pelley, Patricia M. Postcolonial Vietnam: New Histories of the National Past (Durham NC: Duke, 2002).

Pham, Andrew X. Catfish & Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage through the Landscape & Memory of Vietnam (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999). Vietnamese American from San Jose revisits his wartime childhood & his father's long imprisionment during a tour of the country in the 90s.

Pike, Douglas. PAVN: People's Army of Vietnam (Novato CA, 1986).

Poole, Peter A. (ed.) Indochina: Perspectives for Reconciliation (Athens OH: Ohio U., 1975).

Schultz, Richard H. Jr. The Secret War Against Hanoi (NY, 2000?).

Scott, Joanna C. Indochina's Refugees: Oral Histories from Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam (Jefferson NC, 1980).

Shiraishi, Masaya. Japanese Relations with Vietnam, 1951-1987 (Ithaca: Cornell, 1990).

Templer, Robert. Shadows & Wind. A View of Modern Vietnam (NY, 1999).

Ton-That, Thien. The Forgotten Politics of the Communist Party of Vietnam (NY, 1989).

Turley, William S. (ed.) Vietnamese Communism in Comparative Perspective (Boulder, 1980).

Webster, Donovan. Aftermath: The Remnants of War (NY: Pantheon, 1996).

White, Christine & David Marr (eds.) Postwar Vietnam. Dilemmas in Socialist Development (Ithaca: Cornell U., 1988).

Zasloff, Joseph J. (ed.) Postwar Indochina: Old Enemies & New Allies (Washington, 1988).

In the Library: Fiction

Banerian, James (ed.) Vietnamese Short Stories: An Introduction (Phoenix, 1986).

Huong, Duong Thu. Paradise of the Blind [1988] (NY: Penguin, 1994). A young woman's story of family life in the context of postwar rural-urban migration & poverty, amidst bitter reflections on the consequences of war & Communist Party rule for a once-prosperous peasantry.

Karlin, Wayne & Ho Anh Thai (eds.) Love After War: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (trans. Bac Hoai Tran & others; Willimantic CT: Curbstone, 2003).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

Nguyen Quang Thieu. The Women Carry River Water: Poems (trans. Martha Collins & Nguyen Quang Thieu; Amherst: U. of Massachusetts, 1997).

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Cross, Mary. Vietnam: Spirits of the Earth (Boston: Bulfinch, 2001).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Scent of Green Papayas," dir. Tran Anh Hung. Female servitude, ca. 1960. Filmed in Paris.

"Cyclo," dir. Tran Anh Hung. Pedicab driver encounters street crime in Ho Chi Minh City during 90’s.

"Dust of Life", dir. Rachid Bouchareb. Amerasian children abandoned when US withdrew after war.

"The Friendship Village" [2002], dir. Michelle Mason, 50m. Home for handicapped Vietnamese survivors of war, supported by American veterans of war.

"Three Seasons" [1999], dir. Tony Bui, 110m. In video stores.

"Vietnam: An American Journey" [1979], dir. Robert Richter.

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