Historical Dictionary of Vietnam

Historical Dictionary of Vietnam

by Bruce M. Lockhart, William J. Duiker
     
 

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Vietnam became part of French Indochina in 1887 and did not regain its independence again until after the Vietnam War. However, despite a relatively peaceful two decades the country experienced little economic growth because of conservative leadership policies. In an effort to change this stagnation, Vietnamese authorities have committed to economic liberalization

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Vietnam became part of French Indochina in 1887 and did not regain its independence again until after the Vietnam War. However, despite a relatively peaceful two decades the country experienced little economic growth because of conservative leadership policies. In an effort to change this stagnation, Vietnamese authorities have committed to economic liberalization and enacted structural reforms needed to modernize the economy and to produce more competitive, export-driven industries. The third edition of this dictionary focuses on the recent changes and leadership of Vietnam while giving due attention to the earlier kingdoms, the period of French Indochina, the wars for liberation, the Vietnam War, and much more. Hundreds of cross-referenced A to Z dictionary entries are included on political, economic, social and cultural aspects as well as the major cities and geographic features. This book also contains a chronology and introduction that traces Vietnam's history, as well as a bibliography.

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Besides updating entries, this new edition adds material on developments since the publication of the second edition, in 1998, as well as on premodern history and culture...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810850538
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East Series, #57
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.73(h) x 1.57(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce M. Lockhart is assistant professor of history at the National University of Singapore. William J. Duiker is liberal arts professor emeritus of East Asian Studies at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.

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