Symposium on the History of Vietnam's Southern Resistance
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Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance)
The Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project (CWIHP), in cooperation with the National Security Archive, has organized an online symposium reviewing the massive four volume collection Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance). Compiled and edited by a steering committee composed of high-ranking cadres and government officials, and a team of historians and party leaders, Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến documents the resistance movement in South Vietnam from 1945 through 1975.
Symposium participants include Pierre Asselin (Hawaii Pacific University), Shawn McHale (George Washington University), Merle Pribbenow (Independent Scholar), Sophie Quinn-Judge (Temple University), and Nu-Anh Tran (University of Connecticut). Nguyen Trong Xuat (Editorial Board of Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến) and Lutz Baehr respond to some of the issues and questions raised by the reviewers and provide some additional context to the publication. John Prados (National Security Archive) frames the issues and arguments in an introduction to the reviews.
The views expressed in the reviews of and responses to Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến are the authors’ own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Cold War International History Project.
by John Prados, National Security Archive
History of the Southern Resistance or History of the Communist Resistance?: Vietnam’s Official Interpretation of the Resistance War (1945-1954) in the South
by Nu-Anh Tran, University of Connecticut
by Shawn McHale, George Washington University
by Pierre Asselin, Hawai’i Pacific University
by Sophie Quinn-Judge, Temple University
by Merle Pribbenow, Independent Scholar
Nguyen Trong Xuat, Secretary-General of the Editorial Board