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Martin Grossheim



    September 3, 2013 — May 23, 2014

    Professional affiliation

    Adjunct Professor, Passau University, Germany

    Wilson Center Projects

    "The East German 'Stasi' and the Making of the Autocratic State in Vietnam"

    Full Biography

    Dr. Grossheim is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Southeast Studies at Passau University/Germany. His research and teaching interests focus on modern Vietnamese history, Cold War history, intelligence studies and memory. He has previously been Visiting Associate Professor at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and at Humboldt University Berlin; a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for East and Southeast Asian Studies at Lund University/Sweden; and a Fellow of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Vietnamese Studies, Cold War History, and Jahrbuch für Politik und Geschichte (Yearbook of Politics and History). Dr. Grossheim received his M.A. and his doctoral degree in Southeast Asian history at Passau University. Since twenty years he has been teaching pre-departure courses for German diplomats and experts bound for Vietnam at the German Academy for International Cooperation in Bad Honnef.

    Major Publications

    •  “The Lao Động Party, Culture and the Campaign against ‘Modern Revisionism’: North Vietnam before the Second Indochina War.” Journal of Vietnamese Studies (accepted for publication)
    • Ho Chi Minh. Der geheimnisvolle Revolutionär. Leben und Legende [Ho Chi Minh, The Mysterious Revolutionary: Life and Legend]. Munich: Beck, 2011, 190 pp.
    •  “Revisionism in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam: New Evidence from the East German Archives.” Cold War History 5, no. 4 (Nov. 2005): 451-477.