Vietnam Geopolitical Affairs

by Tùng-Phong



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/8/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 520
ISBN : 9781665708227
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 520
ISBN : 9781665708210
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 520
ISBN : 9781665708234

About the Book

In 1965, in the midst of the Vietnam War, Tùng-Phong reached out to the Vietnamese leaders in the North and South.

He wanted to inform his contemporaries about the short-term needs of Vietnam as a whole and opine on long-term goals. The result was the book he published in October 1965: Chính-Đề Việt-Nam or Vietnam Geopolitical Affairs.

His daughter, Elizabeth T. Le, offers the first English translation of the landmark book in this text composed of three parts:

Part one offers a history of Vietnam from the year 938, when Ngo-Quyen reclaimed An-Nam’s (then Vietnam) independence after one thousand years of Chinese domination.
Part two contains what led to the general uprising, the revolt in the nineteenth century, communism, Dien Bien Phu, and the Vietnam War (called the American War in Vietnam).
Part three is the translation of her father’s book.

What made her father’s book powerful is he explored where Vietnam stood on the world stage and the historical baggage it carried. Moreover, he sought to find out how Vietnam could propel itself forward for the sake of future generations.

About the Author

Elizabeth T. Le, M.D., earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of New Orleans. She worked for NASA during the space shuttle project. She received her doctorate in medicine from the University of Louisiana in New Orleans, specializing in internal medicine and rheumatology from Indiana University and Duke University, North Carolina. She enjoys world history—especially Vietnam culture and history. She is the daughter of Tùng-Phong, who wrote the book she translates in this text.