Changing worlds : Vietnam's transition from Cold War to globalization
David W. P. Elliott
New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
xviii, 408 p. ; 24 cm
"For the most of the twentieth century, the country of Vietnam has served as a symbol of the bipolar system of rival ideological blocs that characterized the Cold War. As the conflict over communism waned in the 1980s, Vietnam faced the tough task of remaking itself as nation in the eyes of its people and of the world. In Changing Worlds, David W.P. Elliot, a participant in the Aspen Institute's U.S.-Vietnam Dialogue who has spent the past forty years working closely with the people and government of Vietnam, chronicles the evolution of the Vietnamese state as we know it today."--Publisher's description
Introduction. -- On the eve of Doi Moi reform (1975-1986). -- The year of living dangerously (1989). -- Changing partners in a changing world (1990-1991). -- Wary reconciliation (1992-1995). -- Uncertain transition (1996-1999). -- Taking the plunge (2000-2006). -- A strategy for the twenty-first century. -- Rhetoric and reality.