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Vu, Tuong, 1965- author
TitleVietnam's communist revolution : the power and limits of ideology / Tuong Vu, University of Oregon
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017
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Descript1 online resource (xiii, 337 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
SeriesCambridge studies in US foreign relations
Cambridge studies in US foreign relations
NoteTitle from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 28 Feb 2017)
SummaryBy tracing the evolving worldview of Vietnamese communists over 80 years as they led Vietnam through wars, social revolution, and peaceful development, this book shows the depth and resilience of their commitment to the communist utopia in their foreign policy. Unearthing new material from Vietnamese archives and publications, this book challenges the conventional scholarship and the popular image of the Vietnamese revolution and the Vietnam War as being driven solely by patriotic inspirations. The revolution not only saw successes in defeating foreign intervention, but also failures in bringing peace and development to Vietnam. This was, and is, the real tragedy of Vietnam. Spanning the entire history of the Vietnamese revolution and its aftermath, this book examines its leaders' early rise to power, the tumult of three decades of war with France, the US, and China, and the stubborn legacies left behind which remain in Vietnam today
ContentsIntroduction: The Vietnamese revolution in world history -- Revolutionary paths through the mind, 1917-1930 -- The consolidation of a Leninist vision, 1931-1940 -- On the frontline of the Cold War, 1940-1951 -- Patriotism in the service of socialism, 1953-1960 -- From idealistic to realistic internationalism, 1957-1963 -- The rise of vanguard internationalism, 1964-1975 -- From revolutionary vanguard to Soviet client, 1976-1979 -- The crisis and death of utopia, 1980-1991 -- Legacies of ideology, 1990 to 2010 -- Epilogue
SubjectRevolutions -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century
Revolutionaries -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century
Communists -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century
Ideology -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century
Communism -- Vietnam -- Philosophy
Patriotism -- Vietnam -- Philosophy
Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- 20th century
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Causes
Alt AuthorCambridge EBA
ISBN/ISSN9781316650417 (ebook)
9781107154025 (hardback)
9781316607909 (paperback)
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