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Book launched marking life of celebrated historian

Update: December, 28/2012 - 10:14

HA NOI (VNS)– A new book titled Tran Van Giau - 100 Year Milestone compiles writings by 30 scholars and researchers to create a comprehensive portrait of Tran Van Giau (1911-2010), one of Viet Nam's most renowned historians.

The 400-page book spans Giau's life and career, from his time as secretary of the Viet Nam Communist Party's Southern Region and chairman of the South Viet Nam's Resistance Committee to his years fighting in the Vietnamese revolutionary forces against the French colonialists.

Professor Giau, known throughout the country for his award-winning works in history and philosophy, also served as honorary chairman of the Viet Nam Historical Science Association and chairman of the HCM City Social Science Association. He has received many State awards, including the prestigious Ho Chi Minh Award. — VNS

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