Book with ‘honest image' of Vietnamese history published

Update: October, 04/2014 - 10:32
HCM CITY (VNS)  — Nha Nam Culture and Media Company and The Gioi (World) Publishers have published a book on Vietnamese history by Dr Le Thanh Khoi.

Lich Su Viet Nam Tu Nguon Goc Den Giua The Ky XX (Viet Nam's History from the Origin to the 20th Century) is a Vietnamese version compiled from two famous French books, Histoire et Civilisation (Paris, 1955) and Histoire du Viet Nam, des Origines a 1858 (Paris, 1982).

The French Institute in Viet Nam said in a release that the two books, which have helped "popularise an honest image about Vietnamese history and culture", are used by universities and institutes not only in France and Viet Nam but also all over the world.

They are also used for reference by leading experts in Viet Nam studies, it said.

To mark the publication of the new book, Nha Nam, the institute and the Institute for Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) will organise a seminar at the IDECAF Library, 31 Thai Van Lung Street, HCM City, on October 7.

Translator Nguyen Nghi and researcher Pascal Bourdeaux will be among those taking part in it. — VNS