HA NOI (VNS) — The The Gioi Publishing House will be releasing to the public a new and comprehensive history of Viet Nam written by Vietnamese professor Le Thanh Khoi this week.
A ceremony was held at the French Cultural Centre, L'espace, last night for A History of Viet Nam, From Origin to the Middle of the 20th Century (Lich Su Viet Nam, Tu Nguon Goc Den Giua The Ky XX).
The new book actually combines two books on Vietnamese history and culture entitled Viet Nam, History and Civilisation (Viet Nam, Lich Su va Van Minh) and Vietnamese History, From Origin to 1958 (Lich Su Viet Nam, Tu Nguon Goc Den Nam 1958).
The publishing houses of Minuit Paris and Sue-Est Asie released the two books in French in 1955 and 1982. These scholarly references have served as comprehensive and systematic sources of relevant information for Vietnamese researchers.
Born in 1923 in Ha Noi, Khoi studied in France in 1947. He has written and co-authored more than 40 books and was awarded the French Order of Arts and Letters in 2003. — VNS