Stein Tønnesson’s Publications on Vietnam
Vietnam 1946: How the War Began, Berkeley CA: California University Press, 2010.
Extended footnotes to be found on www.cliostein.com
ReviewH-Diplo Roundtable, www.h-net.org/~diplo/roundtables, Vol. XI, No. 19, 2010 (2 April)
Review by Qiang Zhai, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2010, p. 305.
Book note, Journal of Peace Research, Vol 47, No. 6, 2010, p. 814.
Review by Danny Yee, 2010
Review by Ben Kerkvliet, 2010
Review by M. Adas, American Historical Review, Vol. 116, No. 2, 2011, pp. 437-438.
The Vietnamese Revolution of 1945: Roosevelt, Ho Chi Minh and de Gaulle in a World at War, London, SAGE, 1991.
Review Internasjonal Politikk, 1992
Review Far Eastern Economic Review, 1992
Review Journal of Peace Research, 1992
Review Kristeligt Dagblad, 1992
Review Le Monde Diplomatque, 1992
Review Nyt fra historien, 1992
Review Pacific Review, 1992
Review Peace and Change, 1992
Review Quan Doi Nhan Dan(Hanoi), 1992
Review Pacific Affairs, 1992.
Review Greg Lockhart, University of New South Wales, 1992
Review Asian Studies (Australia), 1993
Review Polish Quarterly of International Affairs, 1993
Review Société francaise d’histoire d’Outre Mer, 1993
Review Sprawy Miedzynarodowe(Poland), 1993
Review Pacific Historical Review, 2, 1993
Review Journal of Asian Studies, 1993
1946:Le déclenchement de la guerre d’Indochine - les vêpres tonkinoises du 19 décembre,Paris, l’Harmattan, 1987.
Review Le Canard Enchainé, 1986
Review Képi Blanc, April 1988
Review Politique Étrangère, 1988
Review Historiske tidsskrift, 4/1988
Review Le Monde Diplomatique, January 1988
Review Norsk Militært Tidsskrift 1/88
Review American Historical Review, October 1989
Review Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, XXI, 2, 1990
The Outbreak of War in Indochina, 1946, MA thesis published as PRIO-report 3/84:
Chapters,Appendices, Notes and References
Review Journal of Asian Studies, November 1985
Review Politique Etrangère, 4, 1986
Reference in Grosser article, 1986
Comment Le Monde, 9 December 1988
Odd Arne Westad, Chen Jian, Stein Tønnesson, Nguyen Vu Tung and James G. Herschberg (eds.), 77 Conversations between Chinese and Foreign Leaders on the Wars in Indochina, 1964–1977, Cold War International History Project, Working Paper No. 22, 1998.
Articles in refereed journals
‘The Class Route to Nationhood: China, Vietnam, Norway, Cyprus – and France,’ Nations and Nationalism 15(3), 2009: 375-395.
‘Sino-Vietnamese Rapprochement and the South China Sea Irritant,’ Security Dialogue 34(1), March 2003: 55–70.
‘Vietnam’s Objective in the South China Sea: National or Regional Security?,’ Contemporary Southeast Asia, vol. 22, no. 1, April 2000: 199–220.
‘The Longest Wars: Indochina 1945-75,’ Journal of Peace Research (1)1985: 9-30.
‘Franklin Roosevelt, Trusteeship, and Indochina: A Reassessment,’ in Mark Atwood Lawrence & Fred Logevall, eds, The First Vietnam War: Colonial Conflict and Cold War Crisis. Cambridge MA: HarvardUniversity Press, 2007: 56–73.
‘Le Duan and the Break with China,’ introduction to a document translated by Christopher E. Goscha, in Priscilla Roberts, ed. Behind the Bamboo Curtain. China, Vietnam, and the World beyond Asia, Stanford CA: Stanford University Press, 2006: 453–467.
‘Marine vietnamienne et défense de l’espace maritime’ [The Vietnamese Navy and the Defence of Maritime Space], in Christopher E. Goscha & Benoît De Tréglodé, eds, Naissance d’un État-Parti: Le Viêt Nam depuis 1945 [The Birth of a Party-State: Vietnam since 1945]. Paris: Les Indes Savantes, 2004: 383–413.
‘National divisions in Indochina’s decolonization,’ in Prasenjit Duara, ed., Decolonization. London: Routledge, 2004: 253–277.
‘Hanoi’s Long Century’, in Robert Buzzanco & Marilyn Blatt Young, eds, A Companion to the Vietnam War. London: Blackwell, 2002: 1-16.
‘Vietnam in the Asian Crisis,’ in Claes Brundenius and John Weeks, eds. Globalization and Third World Socialism, London: Palgrave, 2001: 168–196.
‘The Layered State of Vietnam,’ chapter 11 in Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard and Susan Young, eds, State Capacity in East Asia: China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Japan, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000: 236–268.
‘Vietnam, historie,’ Store Norske Leksikon, Oslo: Aschehoug and Gyldendal, vol. 15, 1998: 347–350.
‘Tracking Multi-Directional Dominoes,’ introductory essay to Chen Jian, Nguyen Vu Tung, Stein Tønnesson, Odd Arne Westad and James G. Hershberg (eds.), 77 Conversations between Chinese and Foreign Leaders on the Wars in Indochina, 1964-1977, Cold War International History Project, Working paper No. 22, 1997: 34–45.
‘Problèmes de l’utilisation des archives des services secrets dans les recherches sur le Viêt Nam pendant la deuxième guerre mondiale,’in Philippe Le Failler & Jean Marie Mancini (eds.), Viêt Nam: Sources et approches, Aix-en-Provence, Publications de l’Université de Provence, 1996: 77–85.
‘La paix imposée par la Chine: l’accord franco-vietnamien du 6 mars 1946,’ in Les Guerres d’Indochine de 1945 à 1975, June 1996.
‘Vietnam, historia,’ Nationalencyklopedin, Höganäs, Bra Böcker, 1996: 433–434.
‘Filling the Power Vacuum: 1945 in French Indochina, the Netherlands East Indies and British Malaya,’ in Hans Antlöv and Stein Tønnesson (eds.), Imperial Policy and Southeast Asian Nationalism 1930-1957, Copenhagen, NIAS/Curzon Press, 1995: 110–143.
‘Peace and War: Cooperation and Conflict in 20th Century Indochina,’ in Arthur H. Westing (ed.), Transfrontier Reserves for Peace and Nature: A Contribution to Human Security, Nairobi, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 1993: 67–76.
‘Vietnam as a Regional Power: A Study in Failure,’ in Iver B. Neumann, Regional Great Powers, London, Macmillan, 1992: 179–203.
Non-refereed journal articles
‘Le Duan and the Break with China,’ Introduction to a document translated by Christopher E. Goscha, Cold War International History Bulletin, No. 12/13, 2001: 273–278.
‘Stat og verdighet i økonomisk vekst: Eksemplet Vietnam’, Internasjonal Politikk 2, 1997: 253–264.
‘Utsikt over det 20. århundre - fra Hanoi,’Samtiden 2–3, 1997: 92–110.
‘La paix imposée par la Chine: l’accord franco-vietnamien du 6 mars 1946,’ Cahiers de l’Institut d’histoire du temps présent, 1996: 35–56.
‘Vietnamese Capitalism and the Final Nationalisation of Ho Chi Minh,’NONESA 7, 1992.
‘Proposals for a Lasting Peace in Indochina,’Bulletin of Peace Proposals 20 (3), September 1989: 265–280.
‘A French Decision for War, French and Vietnamese Decision-Making Before the Outbreak of the War in Indochina, December 1946,’ The Vietnam Forum (published at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies), Summer-Fall 1988: 112–135.
‘Trettiårskrigen i Indokina 1945-1975 som emne for historisk forskning’ (The Thirty-Years War in Indochina 1945-1975 as Topic for Historical Research), Internasjonal Politikk 1, 1984: 105–119.
Reports and working papers
‘The Norwegian Church Aid in Vietnam,’ Report from fieldtrip, 11 June 2003.
‘Democracy in Vietnam?’ SIDA-report, October, 1993.
‘Vietnam’s politiska utveckling 1986-92,’ Report to SIDA, 29 January 1993.
‘Rapport fra forskningsreise i Vietnam,’ August-September 1992.
‘Rapport fra forskningsreise til USA, Australia, Thailand og Vietnam høsten 1989,’ December 1989.
Smith, Ralph B., 2009. Pre-Communist Indochina. Ed. by Beryl Williams. London: Routledge and Smith, Ralph B., 2009. Communist Indochina. Ed. by Beryl Williams. London: Routledge, book note in Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 47, No. 5, 2010, p. 665.
Peter Worthing, Occupation and Revolution: China and the Vietnamese August Revolution of 1945, in The Journal of Asian Studies 61(3), August 2002: 1018–1020.
Kristina Jönsson, Translating Foreign Ideas into Domestic Practices. Pharmaceutical Policies in Laos and Vietnam, in Statsvetenskaplig tidsskrift 4 (104), 2001: 390–393.
Bruce McFarland Lockhart, The End of the Vietnamese Monarchy, in Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 31(1), March 2000.
Robert J. MacMahon (ed.),Major Problems in the History of the Vietnam War, in Journal of Peace Research 3, 1992.
Patrice Morlat, La Repression coloniale au Vietnam (1908-1940), in Journal of Peace Research 3,1992.
Ken Post, Revolution, Socialism and Nationalismin Vietnam (4 vols.), in Journal of Peace Research 3, 1992.
Ralph B. Smith, An International History of the Vietnam War (3 vols.), in Journal of Peace Research 3, 1992.
Justin Wintle, The Viet Nam Wars, in Journal of Peace Research 3, 1992.
Justin Wintle, Romancing Vietnam. Inside the Boat Country, in Journal of Peace Research 2, 1992.
Olivier Todd,Cruel April: The Fall of Saigon, in Journal of Peace Research 2, 1992.
David L. Anderson,Trapped by Success. The Eisenhower Administration and Vietnam, 1953–61, in Nyt fra historien 1, 1992.
Anthony Short, The Origins of the War in Vietnam, in Historisk Tidsskrift (Norwegian) 2, 1990.
‘Indokina 1930-90: kort omtale av utvalgt litteratur’ [Short reviews of various books on Indochina 1930-90]
‘Luu Doan Huynh (1929-2010),’ obituary, Vietnam Studies Group, 23 February 2010.
‘Vietnamfreden’ [The Vietnam Peace], Morgenbladet, 13 January, 2006.
‘Det Sydkinesiske Hav: National eller regional sikkerhed?'Vietnam Ajour 4 (Dansk Vietnamesisk Forenings blad), 1999.
‘Er Vietnam på vej mod demokrati?,’ Vietnam Ajour 2 (published by Dansk-vietnamesisk forening), 1994: 5–7.
‘Applying Mathematics and Democracy,’ interview with the Vietnamese mathematician Phan Dinh Dieu, NIASnyt, 2, 1993.
Comment Phan Dinh Dieu (in Vietnamese), in PacAsian History, January 1994.
‘Vietnams Renovation Policy has been Attracting the Attention of Scandinavian Researchers’(in Vietnamese + English translation), Quan Doi Nhan Dan, 19 September 1992.
‘A Scandinavian socialist in Vietnam,’Vietnam Courier, December 1989.
‘A Thai-Vietnamese Force,’ letter to the editor, International Herald Tribune,10 August 1989.
‘Hvem var Le Duan?‘ [Who was Le Duan?] Arbeiderbladet 28 July 1986.
‘Maritime experts cry foul on China,’ Thanh Nien (Hanoi), 3 June 2011.
‘VN se lam gi o Hoi dong Bao an’ (in Vietnamese), BBC Vietnamese, 20 September 2007.
‘Vietnam må velge,’ Aftenposten, 7 February 2000.
‘The Vietnam peace.’ How priorities in Vietnam’s internal and external policies changed after 1987,’ paper presented at the 50th International Studies Association Convention, New York City, 18 February 2009.
‘Sino-Vietnamese relations and the South China Sea,’ paper presented at the South China Sea panel of the Third EUROSEAS conference, London 7–8 September 2001.
‘Ho Chi Minh’s First Constitution (1946),’ paper presented to the workshop on Nation-State Formation at the International Conference on Southeast Asia in the 20th Century, University of the Philippines, 28-30 January 1998, and (in a slightly revised version) to the International Conference on Vietnamese Studies and the Enhancement of International Cooperation, Hanoi 14–17 July 1998. Lecture in the Philippines | Lecture in Hanoi
‘Le Declenchement de la Guerre en Indochine,’ Essay, University of Paris, 25 June 1998.
‘French Attempts to Reestablish a Normal Pace of Life in Indochina, 1946–47,’ paper presented to a workshop on pace of life in Southeast Asia, 20 November 1997.
‘Vietnam’s situation as of May 1996,’ May, 1996.
‘Four Monumental Stories: National Monuments and Museums in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi and Jakarta,’ paper presented at a conference at NIAS, May 1994.
‘Reading History Backwards: Vietnam between China and the West, 1995–1885,’ paper presented at the seminar ‘Current Developments in Asia Pacific,’ University of Stockholm, 30–31 August 1993.
‘Did FDR Provoke the Japanese Coup of 9 March 1945 in French Indochina? Paving the Way for Ho Chi Minh,’ paper presented at the annual conference of the Society for the History of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), June 1992.
‘From Confucianism to Communism, and Back?—Vietnam 1925–95,’ paper presented to two conferences in 1992.
‘Les Deux Guerres d’Indochine 1945-1975,’ 1986.
‘Manuscript BBC World Service’ 19 December 1986.
‘Utvidelsen av det amerikanske engasjementet i Vietnam fra 1961 til 1965,’ Exam, University of Oslo, November 1982.
‘Vietnams første deling – forspillet til krigen i Indokina 1945-1946’ [The First Division of Vietnam – the Prologue to the War in Indochina 1945-1946], Thesis in History, University of Oslo, July 1981.
‘USA og Vietnam 1944-1956’ Essay, University of Oslo, 1981.
‘La Décolonisation sous la IVè République,’ Paper at Aarhus University, December 1980.
‘Kronologi VN 1945-46: Forspillet til krigen i Vietnam,’ 1980.
Lectures and Talks
‘The Way from War to Peace in Indochina 1946-2010’, lecture at Deep South Watch, Prince of Sonkhla University, Pattani, 16 December 2011
‘Vietnam 1946: Hur kriget började,’ [Vietnam 1946: How the War Began], presentation of new book at seminar organized by Vietnamforeningen, ABF-huset, Stockholm, 8 December 2010
‘Misperceptions, National Interests, and Law in the South China Sea,’ paper presented to the Second International Workshop The South China Sea: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development, 10-12 November, 2010, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
‘War and Peace in Indochina,’ International Summer School, University of Oslo, 21 July 2010
‘Krig og fred i Indokina, 1945-2010’ [War and Peace in Indochina, 1945-2010] Universitetet i Agder, 9 March 2010
‘Vietnam 1946: How the War Began,’ Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, 3 February 2010
Launch of the book Vietnam 1946: How the War Began, Méridien Hotel, Hanoi, 30 November 2009
‘Can the disputes over maritime delimitation and sovereignty to islands in the South China Sea be resolved?’ Paper presented to the workshop The South China Sea: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development, organized by the Vietnam Lawyers Association and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Hanoi, 26-27 November 2009.
‘Från krig till fred i Vietnam’ [From War to Peace in Vietnam], ABF-huset, Stockholm 22 April 2008
‘The Security Polices of the Far East: Asian Tigers on the Loose?,’ Aktualitetssymposiet, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Oslo 22 April 2008
‘Vietnam 1946: Déclenchement d’une guerre de longue haleine’ [Vietnam 1946: Outbreak of a Drawnout War], seminar talk at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris 13 February 2008.
‘Det politiske systemet i Vietnam – kan det endres?’[The political system in Vietnam – can it change?], Norsk misjon i øst [Norwegian Mission in the East], ed., Fem foredrag om trosfrihet og menneskerettigher i Vietnam, åpent seminar torsdag 13. september 2007 ved Norsk Lærerakademi, Bergen [Five lectures on freedom of faith and human rights in Vietnam, open seminar Thursday 13 September 2007 at the Norwegian Teachers College, Bergen], 8–17.
‘Human rights in Vietnam,’ talk at NORAD and MFA seminar, 7 March 2003.
‘Vietnam and Human Rights,’ talk at seminar in the Norwegian MFA, Oslo, 7 January 2003
‘Franklin D. Roosevelt and the French loss of Indochina, 9 March 1945,’ First Indochina War Symposium, Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, Austin, 1-3 November 2002.
‘Engaging the Hegemon: China, Vietnam and North Korea’s approach to the USA,’ Institute of International Relations, Hanoi 22 February 2002, Korean National Defense University, Seoul 28 February 2002, International Studies Association Conference, New Orleans 27 March 2002, Forum for kultur, vitenskap og livssyn, Oslo 16 April 2002, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen, 2 May 2002. English | Korean
‘Sino-Vietnamese relations and the Gulf of Tonkin,’ dinner talk to group of diplomats, Hanoi 22 February 2002.
‘Marine vietnamienne et défense de l’espace maritime,’ paper presented at the conference ‘Vietnam depuis 1945,’ Paris 11-12 January 2001
‘Why federalism failed in Indonesia and Indochina, but triumphed in Malaya, 1945-50,’ talk at a graduate course in Vietnamese history at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris 17 January 2001.
‘The ‘Asian Revolution’ of 1949-50 and Ho Chi Minh’s secret visit to Beijing and Moscow,’ talk at a graduate course in Vietnamese history at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris 31 January 2001.
‘Why Federalism failed in Indonesia and Indochina, but triumphed in Malaya, 1945-50,’ paper written and presented together with Hans Antlöv (Ford Foundation, Jakarta) at the workshop ‘Decolonization and Transformation in Southeast Asia,’ Singapore, 19-21 February 2001.
‘The Paracels: The other South China Sea dispute’, paper presented at panel on the South China Sea at the International Studies Association (ISA) Hong Kong Convention, 26-28 July 2001.
‘Sino-Vietnamese relations and the South China Sea,’ paper presented at the South China Sea panel of the Third EUROSEAS conference, London 6 September 2001.
‘Vietnam and the South China Sea,’ talk at Lingnan University, Centre for Asian Pacific Studies and Department of Politics and Sociology, Hong Kong 21 January 2000.
‘Vietnam og konflikten i Det sydkinesiske hav,’ foredrag for ‘Danish Management Forum’ på Skjoldnæsholm (formiddagen) og i Dansk-vietnamesisk forening (aftenen), København 6. Mai 1999.
‘Vietnam’s Aim in the South China Sea: National or Regional Security,’ Paper presented at the 4th Euroviet conference in Passau, Germany, 16 September 1999.
‘Vietnam in the Asian crisis,’ introduction to seminar at the Vietnamese Institute of International Relations, Hanoi 19 February 1998.
‘Can Vietnam Ride Out the Crisis?,’ seminar at ABF-huset, Stockholm 1 April1998.
‘Vietnam in the Asian Crisis,’ talk at seminar on Cuba and Vietnam organised by Roskilde University Centre at the Centre for Development Studies, Copenhagen 11 June 1998.
‘The Vietnamese Constitution of 1946,’ paper presented to the Vietnam Studies Conference in Hanoi, 16 July 1998.
‘Stat og verdighet i økonomisk vekst: Eksemplet Vietnam,’ introduction at seminar in the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, Dpt. of multilateral aid, 6 January 1997.
‘Nations- and Federations-of-intent in Indochina,’ oral presentation at the history panel of the Euroviet III conference in Amsterdam, 2 July 1997.
‘Utsikt over det 20. århundre - fra Hanoi,’ lecture at the seminar ‘Én verden - samme historie?,’ Røros, 3 March 1996.
La paix imposée par la Chine: L’accord franco-vietnamien du 6 mars 1946,’ paper presented at round table conference at the Institut d’histoire du temps présent, Paris 6 February 1995.
‘Problèmes dans l’utilisation des archives des services secrets dans les recherches sur le Viêt-Nam pendant la deuxième guerre mondiale,’ paper presented at the 2nd European Vietnam Studies Conference in Aix-en-Provence, May 1995.
‘Demokrati i Vietnam?,’ indledning på offentlig møde organiseret af Dansk-vietnamesisk forening, København 23 marts 1994.
‘Four Monumental Stories: National Monuments and Museums in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi and Jakarta,’ paper presented at the conference ‘Comparative Approaches to National Identity in Asia,’ NIAS, Copenhagen 26-28 May 1994.
‘Den vietnamesiska revolutionen 50 år efter,’ lecture at the Centre for Asia-Pacific, Stockholm, 7 September 1994.
‘Reading History Backwards: Vietnam between China and the West, 1995–1885,’ paper presented at Centre of Asia-Pacific, University of Stockholm, 30-31 August 1993, and at the Nobel Institute, Oslo 1993.
‘From Confucianism to Communism, and Back? - Vietnam 1925–95,’ paper presented at conference on ‘State and Society in East Asia,’ University of Copenhagen, 29 April to 2 May, and at the yearly conference of the Norwegian Association of Development Studies (NFU), 18-20 June 1993.
‘Did FDR Provoke the Japanese Coup of 9 March 1945 in French Indochina?,’ paper presented at the yearly conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), Hyde ParkNY, June 1992.
‘Cooperation in Indochina as a Challenge to the Nation States,’ paper presented at the yearly conference of the Nordic Association of Southeast Asian Studies, Kungälv, October 1992.
‘Has Communism survived in Vietnam?,’ lecture at Christian Michelsens Institute, Bergen, November 1992.
‘Ho Chi Minh and Viet Nam Doc Lap 1941-1942,’ paper presented to the Fifth Passau Colloquium on Southeast Asia, Passau (Germany), June 1990.
‘Stormaktsrivalisering i Indokina,' 1930-1990,’ seminar paper presented at University of Oslo, 1990.
‘General Leclerc and the Franco-Vietnamese accord of 6 March 1946,’ statement presented at colloquium on ‘le Général Leclerc et l’Indochine,’ Paris, 1990.
‘Nasjonalitet og revolusjon i Indokina,’ Introduction to panel discussion at University of Oslo, 1989.
‘Comparative method in the study of the causes for the Vietnamese Revolution of 1945,’ lecture at AustralianNationalUniversity, Canberra, 1989.
‘Historiography and National Liberation in Norway and Vietnam,’ lecture at Institute of Social Sciences, Hanoi, 1989.
‘A French Decision for War, French and Vietnamese Decision-Making Before the Outbreak of the War in Indochina, December 1946,’ lecture at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, 1988.
‘La France et le déclenchement de la guerre d’Indochine,’ lecture at L’Université de Paris VII (Jussieu), 1988.
‘December 1946 : The Outbreak of the War in Indochina – A Study in Fatal Decision Making’ Lecture at School of Oriental and African Studies (London), December 1986.