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Changing worlds : Vietnam's transition from Cold War to globalization

Author: David W P Elliott
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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"For most of the twentieth century, the country of Vietnam has served as a symbol of the bipolar system of rival ideological blocs that characterized the Cold War. As the conflict over communism waned in the 1980s, Vietnam faced the tough task of remaking itself as nation in the eyes of its people and of the world. In Changing Worlds, David W.P. Elliott, a participant in the Aspen Institute's U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W P Elliott
ISBN: 9780195383348 0195383346
OCLC Number: 811124148
Description: xviii, 408 pages, [6] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: On the eve of doi moi reform (1975-1986) --
The year of living dangerously (1989) --
Changing partners in a changing world (1990-1991) --
Wary reconciliation (1992-1995) --
Uncertain transition (1996-1999) --
Taking the plunge (2000-2006) --
A strategy for the twenty-first century --
Rhetoric and reality.
Responsibility: David W.P. Elliott.
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"For most of the twentieth century, the country of Vietnam has served as a symbol of the bipolar system of rival ideological blocs that characterized the Cold War. As the conflict over communism waned in the 1980s, Vietnam faced the tough task of remaking itself as nation in the eyes of its people and of the world. In Changing Worlds, David W.P. Elliott, a participant in the Aspen Institute's U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue who has spent the past forty years working closely with the people and government of Vietnam, chronicles the evolution of the Vietnamese state as we know it today"--Publisher's description.

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Changing Worlds is a valuable contribution to the field of Vietnam studies. What distinguishes it from many geo-economic and geopolitical narratives on Vietnam, is that this book provides readers Read more...

 
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