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Asian Studies: Vietnam


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Encyclopedia Britannica - Vietnam

Information on the land, people, economy, administration and social conditions, cultural life, and history. 

The World Factbook - Vietnam 

Basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues.

BBC Country Profiles - Vietnam

An instant guide to the history, politics, and economic background of countries and territories.

Vietnam : A Country Study

Offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy. 

UofL Government Resource Guide - Vietnam

Our Government Resources guide provides an extensive list of articles related to politics, culture, and society

Secondary Sources

Use these databases to find articles and/or essays in scholarly journals and books.


Vietnam's American War
The History of Vietnam
Viet Nam
Viet Nam
The Road to Dien Bien Phu
Arc of Empire
Kill Anything That Moves


Mass Mobilization in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, 1945-1960
Haunting Images: a Cultural Account of Selective Reproduction in Vietnam
Interactions with a Violent Past
RAND in Southeast Asia
Luxury and Rubble

Primary Sources

These databases and websites provide access to digital archival materials such as manuscripts, letters, photographs, moving image and sound materials, artwork, books, diaries, and other artifacts. You can also visit our main pages for Asia and Southeast Asia to find additional databases and resources covering broader regions.

Open Access

Maurice Durand Hán Nôm Handwritten and Woodblock Manuscripts (Kho tư liệu thủ bút và khắc gỗ Nôm của Maurice Durand, 庫私料手筆吧刻椇喃

Original woodblock or brush ink texts and translations of Han Nom texts into modern Romanized Vietnamese collected by Maurice Durand, a prominent Vietnamese/French scholar of Han Nom from the mid-20th century.

Vietnamese Elections Web Archive

Web Archive that covers elections in Vietnam and currently has archived sites for the 2011 parliamentary and presidential elections.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive - Texas Tech

The Virtual Vietnam Archive currently contains 7 million pages of scanned materials. Types of material include documents, photographs, slides, negatives, oral histories, artifacts, moving images, sound recordings, maps, and collection finding aids. All non-copyrighted and digitized materials are available for users to download.


UofL Databases

Open Access

General Statistics Office of Vietnam - Tổng cục Thống kê

The official site for national statistical information on socio-economic, communication technology, and other data.


UofL Databases

Recommended Titles:

Viet Nam News

Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) - News

Vietnam Investment Review (VIR)

Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs - News