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Vietnam, Parcours d'une Nation

Original Title in French by Author: Philippe Papin
Collection Documentation Française, Paris, 1999.
ISBN 2-11-004224-9


Review:
Tirant sa force de ses traditions, de son histoire et de sa situation géographique qui le place au contact de la Chine et de l'Asie du Sud-Est, le Vietnam est passé maître dans l'art de composer, d'assimiler et finalement d'intégrer tout ce qui, à diverses époques, s'est imposé à lui. Maintenant délié du poids des conflits qui ont marqué son histoire récente et livré à lui-même depuis la chute du bloc du l'Est, le Vietnam est confronté à de nouveaux défis: modifier son mode de fonctionnement économique tout en épargnant les structures sociales, assurer la transition vers l'économie de marché tout en conservant intacte la doctrine politique, s'assurer le soutien de nouveaux partenaires diplomatiques tout en ménageant le puissant voisin chinois. L'auteur propose d'aborder ces diverses questions sous l'angle d'une perspective historique seule capable de faire comprendre les ressorts de la singularité vietnamienne.


About the Author:
Ancien élève de l'Ecole normale supérieure de Saint-Cloud et agrégé d'Histoire, est actuellement membre de l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient en poste au Vietnam. Auteur d'une thèse sur la ville de Hanoi, ses recherches portent maintenant sur la société rurale au Vietnam des XV et XVI siècles.

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