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Vietnam Series Reading List
General histories of modern Vietnam:
Christopher Goscha, Vietnam: A New History (Basic Books, 2017).
Duong Van Mai Elliott, Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family (Oxford, 2019).
On North Vietnam:
Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam (University of North Carolina Press, 2012).
Pierre Asselin, Vietnam's American War: A History (Cambridge, 2017).
On South Vietnamese Communism:
David Elliott, The Vietnamese War: Revolution and Social Change in the Mekong Delta, 1930-1975 (M.E. Sharp, 2003).
David Hunt, Vietnam’s Southern Revolution: From Peasant Insurrection to Total War (Massachusetts, 2008).
On South Vietnam:
Edward Miller, Misalliance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the Fate of South Vietnam (Harvard, 2013).
Jessica Chapman, Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam (Cornell, 2013).
On the French War:
Shawn McHale, The First Vietnam War: Violence, Sovereignty, and the Fracture of the South, 1945-1956 (Cambridge, 2021).
Christian Lentz, Contested Territory: Ðien Biên Phu and the Making of Northwest Vietnam (Yale, 2019) .
On the French colonial era:
Hue-Tam Ho Tai, Radicalism and the Origins of the Vietnamese Revolution (Harvard, 1992).
Peter Zinoman, Vietnamese Colonial Republican The Political Vision of Vu Trong Phung (University of California, 2013).
Martina Nguyen, On Our Own Strength: The Self-Reliant Literary Group and Cosmopolitan Nationalism in Late Colonial Vietnam (University of Hawaii, 2020).