Vietnam: The Struggle for National Identity

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813381978
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 4/6/1992
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

D. R. SarDesai is former Chairperson of South and Southeast Asian Studies and the first holder of the Doshi Chair in Indian History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Southeast Asia: Past and Present 5th Edition (Westview Press, 2003). He is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Yadunandan Center for India Studies for his caring and distinguished work in South and Southeast Asian studies.

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Table of Contents

Map of Vietnam
1 Ethnicity, Geography, and Early History 1
Vietnam--The Nomenclature 2
The Human Fabric and Languages 3
Early Vietnamese History 8
Early Nationalism 11
Map of Vietnam's Ethnic Groups 16
2 A Millennium of Freedom 19
Mongols Invade Vietnam and Champa 22
Fall of Champa 23
Chinese Occupation and the Birth of the Le Dynasty 24
Vietnam's Partition 27
The Tayson Rebellion 28
Unification and Consolidation 29
3 The French Conquest of Vietnam 31
Vietnam and the French Missionaries 31
Conquest of Cochin China 34
De Lagree-Garnier Expedition 36
Garnier's Tongking Adventure 37
France Completes the Conquest of Vietnam 39
Map of Vietnamese Southward Movement 42
4 The Nationalist Movement 43
Early Resistance to French Rule 44
Phan Boi Chau and Phan Chau Trinh 45
Beginnings of the Modern Nationalist Movement 46
The VNQDD 48
The Uprisings of 1930-1931 49
Ho Chi Minh 49
Birth of the Viet Minh 53
Establishment of the DRV 56
The First Indochina War 58
Dien Bien Phu 61
The Geneva Settlement of 1954 62
5 Roots of the Second Indochina War 65
South Vietnam After the Geneva Conference 65
Unrest in South Vietnam 71
6 The Indochina Imbroglio 83
U.S. Disengagement 86
Cambodia Since Geneva 88
Cambodia's Neutrality 89
The Khmer Rouge 90
The Paris Accords of 1973 91
Communist Victory in Vietnam and Cambodia 92
Reasons for the U.S. Failure in Vietnam 93
7 The New Vietnam 95
Postwar Economic Measures 98
Five-Year Plans and Economic Policy 100
Government and Politics in the New Vietnam 109
Vietnam as a Military Power 115
8 Vietnam's International Relations 117
Vietnam and Cambodia 118
Vietnam-China Relations 124
Vietnam and the Soviet Union 131
Vietnam's Occupation of Cambodia 133
Communists Clash in Indochina 134
The Boat People 135
9 The Cambodia Question and U.S.-Vietnamese Relations 141
Vietnam's Goals in Cambodia 142
Preconditions to Normalization of U.S.-Vietnam Relations 144
The MIA Issue 146
Efforts Toward Peace in Cambodia 147
Chronology 153
Notes 159
Bibliography 165
About the Book and the Author 179
Index 181
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