The seven papers presented here constitute the first collective effort in a Western language to revisit the Nghe Tinh Soviets of 1930–31. The Nghe Tinh movement, its name a compound of two neighbouring provinces in the north-central part of the French protectorate of Annam, not only occupies a special place in the history of the early Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) but also became a site for animated debate on the causes of agrarian unrest that produced two of the most influential books in South East Asian Studies: James Scott’s Moral Economy of the Peasant (1976); and Samuel Popkin’s The Rational Peasant (1979).
colonial, French Indo-China, Military, Vietnam
Asian History | Asian Studies | Military History
South East Asia Research
RETTIG, Tobias Frederik.(2011). Special Issue: Revisiting and Reconstructing the Nghê Tinh Soviets, 1930-2011. South East Asia Research, 19(4), 677-684.
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