Books to Raise Awareness of National Sovereignty over Seas and Islands
Recently, Information and Communication Publishing House has launched a set of 6 books about Vietnam's seas and islands.
Proceedings of Hoang Sa
The book was compiled by the People's Committee of Hoang Sa district, Da Nang city in collaboration with famous scholars, historians and historical witnesses. The book consists of 4 main parts:
The first part about Vietnam's sovereignty over Hoang Sa begins with a picture of a sovereign stele inscribed in French: “French Republic - Dai Nam Kingdom. Paracel Islands 1816”. A speech by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung is also mentioned in this part, affirming: “The people of Vietnam, the country of Vietnam has strong will, determination and synergy of the whole nation to preserve and protect its seas and islands”. This part also includes a series of general documents confirming the geographical position, natural conditions, the presence of the people and the long-standing and continuous occupation of Vietnam over the Hoang Sa archipelago.
State management over the Hoang Sa archipelago is mentioned in the second section, which systematizes documents on state management of the Hoang Sa archipelago before and after 1975. Notably, many rare and important documents are published for the first time. In addition, 40 selected photos are included, reflecting the activities towards the sea and islands of the homeland of Hoang Sa district officials and people.
The third part refers to Hoang Sa district and historical witnesses, gathering images and autographs of 24 historical and contemporary witnesses who used to live and fight on the land and sea of Hoang Sa.
The final section shares feelings of Da Nang people about Hoang Sa, which are expressed in a rustic, sincere and profound way: "Hoang Sa is always in my heart", "Hoang Sa and Truong Sa forever belong to our beloved S-shaped strip of land”, “Hoang Sa belongs to Vietnam”, “Hoang Sa is always in the heart and will be in the hands of the Vietnamese people”, etc.
Author: People's Committee of Hoang Sa District.
The book consists of 258 pages, 16 x 24 cm in size.
Price: VND 180,000.
|A set of 6 books on Vietnam's seas and islands compiled and published by Information and Communication Publishing House. (Photo: Thoi Dai)|
Vietnam’s Territory: History and Legality
The book includes knowledge about Vietnam's territory, division of borders and territories, current status of land and sea borders, especially thoroughly discusses the South China Sea issue and disputes. Through the lens of international law, the author has shed light on complicated issues in the South China Sea, assisting research and advisory agencies in handling specific situations and complex disputes. At the same time, the book provides the public a comprehensive view to consolidate understanding of the nature of disputes, raise awareness and minimize misjudgments.
Author: Dr. Tran Cong Truc.
The book consists of 348 pages, 16 x 24 cm in size.
Price: VND 198,000.
The South China Sea in Perspective of Global Scholars
The book consists of two parts, selecting the research works of many scholars around the world.
In the first part about Geopolitics of the East Sea, the obligations, interests and strategies of the relevant parties, the authors present the impact of geographical factors on the behavior of states in the South China Sea and international relations, analyze the political situation in the Indo-Pacific region, China's moves, and the importance of the South China Sea in trade in the Asia-Pacific region. Readers will better understand the interests and strategies of Japan, India, Russia and Indonesia in the South China Sea. Besides, the role of the world's largest trading bloc, the European Union (EU) in the South China Sea security hotspot, is also an intriguing topic.
The second section is titled “South China Sea: Problems and Solutions”, gathering contents to explain the disputes and policies in the South China Sea of relevant parties, with China as the central factor. Researchers also propose several solutions to prevent conflicts and settle disputes in the region, in which the principle of respecting sovereignty over sea and islands and compliance with international law is the top priority.
Author: Le Toan (collected and selected).
The book consists of 500 pages, 14.5x20.5 cm in size.
Price: VND 145,000.
Vietnam's imprint on the South China Sea
The book affirms Vietnam's presence in the South China Sea, contributing to spreading accurate information to all classes of people. This is also a way to affirm to the world its firm stance as well as its determination to protect the integrity of the country's sovereignty. The book consists of four parts: Position and importance of Vietnam's seas and islands in the South China Sea; The establishment of Vietnam's sea and continental shelf; The process of establishing and exercising Vietnam's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes; Disputes in the South China Sea: Situation and solutions.
Author: Dr. Tran Cong Truc.
The book consists of 400 pages, 16x24 cm in size.
Price: VND 225,000.
Come to Truong Sa
The "Truong Sa - such a sacred and beautiful place of Vietnam" photo project has been carried out by the Navy and Vietnam News Agency since March 2012.
The Vietnamese-English bilingual photo book was published by the Ministry of Information and Communications, the Commission for Propaganda and Education of the Party's Central Committee, the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army, the Navy Command, and the Vietnam News Agency. The book collects more than 500 of the latest photos of Truong Sa; in which Truong Sa appears under new and vivid perspectives. Each photo appears to be like a slow-motion movie, preserving the history and aspiration for peace of the Vietnamese people. These photos are also convincing evidence of Vietnam's sovereignty over the Spratly Islands.
Author: Doan Bac - Nguyen Hong Ky.
Photo book, printed in 4 colors on couches, consisting of 148 pages in 24 x 21 cm.
Price: VND 150,000.
Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig incident and China's ambition to monopolize the South China Sea
The book is compiled and published to provide readers with an honest and objective understanding of the South China Sea and Vietnam's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos, thereby promoting the spirit of love, sea aspirations and sense of responsibility in protecting the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Fatherland.
The book consists of 3 parts: Roadmap to realize China's ambition to monopolize the South China Sea; Historical and legal basis affirming Vietnam's sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes and China's violations of international law; Vietnam’s perspectives and public opinion on China's ambition.
This is a treasure trove of valuable documents for each Vietnamese person be aware of the merits, efforts and sacrifice of the generations that have established and protected the sovereignty of the sacred seas and islands of the Fatherland.
Author: Edited by Prof. Dr. Tran Ngoc Vuong, compiled by Dr. Tran Cong Truc and Dr. Dinh Hoang Thang.
The book consists of 260 pages, 14.5x20.5 cm in size.
Price: VND 85,000.
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