Imagined Ancestries of Vietnamese Communism: Ton Duc Thang and the Politics of History and Memory.
Author: Christoph Giebel
Published in association with the Singapore University Press. Critical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies. 256 pages with 2 maps and 2 black & white photo reproductions.
A multi-faceted study of Ton Duc Thang (1888-1980), a celebrated revolutionary activist, second only to Ho Chi Minh, though he lacked any real power. The author provides a detailed re-evaluation of the official history of the Vietnamese Communist Party and a critical analysis of the inner workings of Vietnamese historiography.
Hardcover with jacket, in fine condition. 9 by 6 inches.