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This is the grave of Tran Van Chuong and Princess Nam Tran Tran Van Chuong. Tran Van Chuong was born in 1898 and Nam Tran in 1910. They were both members of the colonial Vietnamese elite. She was the granddaughter of Emperor Dong Khanh. He was a more recent arrival into this. His family was […]
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South Vietnam

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On March 4, 2017
I know it’s fun to read about the intrigues of politics, with its charismatic figures and seemingly missed opportunities, but in terms of South Vietnam and its 1967 battle between Thieu and Ky for control, I hesitate very strongly in believing a Ky victory would have significantly altered the fate of South Vietnam. Personality-based analysis […]

Vo Quy, RIP

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On January 12, 2017

Vo Quy, the pioneering Vietnamese environmentalist and communist who not only convinced Ho Chi Minh to create Vietnam’s first national park, but also played a critical role in bringing his natio

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Above: Slaves in the fishing industry, more beneficiaries of free trade Seafood industry publications are already talking up the expansion of Vietnamese fish exports under the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But what guarantees will there be that the people producing this fish are not slaves, an endemic problem throughout southeast Asia? What kind of enforcement mechanism will […]
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