Việt Nam sử lược

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Outline History of Vietnam
Viet Nam su luoc.jpg
Author Trần Trọng Kim
Original title Việt Nam sử lược
Country Vietnam
Language Vietnamese
Subject History of Vietnam
Genre Historiography
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Việt Nam sử lược (1920, Outline History of Vietnam), was the first history text published in the Vietnamese alphabet. It was compiled by Vietnamese historian Trần Trọng Kim. It covered the period from Hồng Bàng dynasty to the time of French Indochina. The book was first published in 1920 and reprinted many times. It was the standard history text in South Vietnam.[1] It was often criticized by Communist historians, who argued with Kim's interpretation of the Tay Son Rebellion and the reign of Ho Quy Ly.[2] Both of these were heroes to the Communists, but condemned by mainstream historians.


  1. ^ Patricia M. Pelley Postcolonial Vietnam: New Histories of the National Past 2002, p 307.
  2. ^ Pelly, p. 37.

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