- Authors: Philippe Langlet, Quach Thanh Tâm, transl. by Daeyoung Yoon
- Publication Date: July / 2017
- Publisher: Zininzin
『Introduction a l’Histoire Contemporaine du Viet Nam de la Reunification au Neocommunisme (1975-2001)』 divides the 25 years into three time periods. The first period(1975-1980) depict the social, cultural, and economic conflicts that arose while Vietnam was integrated into a socialist system after the widespread optimism that dominated Vietnam after winning the war against the superpower US. The second period (1980s) can be described as the path to ‘doi moi’(renovation) when the 1980 constitution that emphasized socialist principles was amended by the resolution of the sixth Vietnamese Communist Party congress in 1986. The last period (1990-2001) is when Vietnam prepares to emerge as the ‘new dragon’ under the effect of the disintegration of the communist system in the late 80s. Based on their deep understanding of the history and culture of Vietnam, the authors observe and describe the changes in the political, economic systems, along with the ways to coexistence of the principles of the socialist revolution and diverse values in fields such as religion, culture, and arts.