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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 ...
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Historical Dictionary of Vietnam

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Overview

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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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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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword
Chapter 2 Preface
Chapter 3 Reader's Notes
Chapter 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations
Chapter 5 Maps
Chapter 6 Chronology
Chapter 7 Introduction
Chapter 8 THE DICTIONARY
Chapter 9 Appendixes
Chapter 10 A. A Brief Outline History of Vietnam
Chapter 11 B. Rulers of Vietnamese Kingdoms, 10th-19th Centuries
Chapter 12 C. Emperors and Governors under Colonial Rule
Chapter 13 D. Leaders of Independent Vietnamese Governments
Chapter 14 E. Communist Party General Secretaries
Chapter 15 F. Population of Vietnam (Yearly Estimates)
Chapter 16 G. Population Distribution According to Province and Municipality
Chapter 17 H. Population by Ethnic Background
Chapter 18 I. Key Social and Economic Indicators
Chapter 19 Bibliography
Chapter 20 About the Authors
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