Vietnam: Selected Links
- The world Fact Book about Vietnam-CIA
This site provides facts about geography, people, government, economy, communications and statistic information.
- Vietnamese flag and anthem by the World Statement
This site shows flag, anthem and genealogy of rulers of Vietnam.
- Vietnamese Embassy to US
This is an official website of embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the United States of America. It provides facts and information of the country, traveling information, history, foreign policy and news.
- Viet Nam Law Documents (in English)
This site provides online selected Vietnamese law documents, translated into English.
- Viet Nam Law Online (in Vietnamese)
This site provides online documents of Vietnamese laws in Vietnamese language.
- Country studies
It is the online versions of books previously published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army. Information about history, society, environment, economy, government, politics, and national security can be found.
- Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection: Vietnam Maps
This is the website of The University of Texas at Austin. It contains various maps of Vietnam such as country maps, city maps, thematic maps, regional maps, and historical maps.
- Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam
Site contains information regarding activities and culture. English link is available.
- Ministry of Health
Page appears to be under construction. It contains only two links in English: a brief statement on health policy, and a news page which is available but contains no information at the moment.
- Ministry of Information and Communications
The Ministry of Information and Communications of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam is the state administration in charge of policy-making and regulatory matters in posts, telecommunications, information technology, electronics, internet, radio transmission and emission techniques, radio-frequency management and national information infrastructure, management of public services as well as of control over, on behalf of Government and as stipulated by laws and regulations, the state capital in posts, telecommunications and information technology enterprises. Website somehow limited, but enough information to get started.
- Ministry of Planning and Investment
The Ministry of Planning and Investment is a government agency which is charged with the role of state management over the domain of planning and investment, that consists of: providing comprehensive advice on the country-level socio-economic development strategies, programs and plans, on economic management mechanisms and policies for the national economy and for specific sectors, on domestic and foreign investments, industrial and export-processing zones, on management of official development assistance (in short ODA) sources, national-wide control of procurement, enterprises, business registration. The Ministry is also entrusted with exercising the role of state management over public services provided in sectors belonging to the Ministry's mandate under valid legislation. Comprehensive site, with thorough links and information.
- Ministry of Industry and Trade
Contains information and links regarding foreign trade offices, local trade departments, and the commitee for international cooperation. Thorough site, though it has a couple of spelling mistakes.
- Ministry of Transport
Site mostly is in Vietnamese. English link is available, but it provides limited information.
- Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality
Directorate oversees quality of products assuring high quality on all consumer products, including testing. Website available in Vietnamese and English.
- The National Assembly
Site related to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Includes info. on the president of the National Assembly, the constitution of the Socialist Republic, and the deputies of the national assembly. There is also a brief presentation of the history of Vietnam and the National Assembly, as well as photos of assembly sessions. Very comprehensive website.
- Vietnamese Writing System by Omniglot
This site contains scripts in the Vietnamese writing system.
- Vietnamese Language, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (Northern Illinois University)
This site provides Vietnamese language courses and studying materials.
- SEAlang Projects
Established in 2005, The SEAlang Library provides language reference materials for Southeast Asia, especially the non-roman script languages used throughout the mainland (Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam).
- Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, University of Hawaii
This website provides online Journal articles about law and policy study in Asia-Pacific regions. Browse the journal or type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- Journal of Asian Studies
This is a website of the Journal of Asian Studies. It covers a range of research topics about Asia, and some articles are free for download.
- Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia
This website provides reviews of socio-political topics related to Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- Viet Nam Publications, Council of Southeast Asia Studies, Yale University
This is Yale University website’s monograph publications of Vietnam. It contains scanned versions of Lac-Viet Volumes and Viet Nam Forum Volumes with a limited download capacity.
- Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center
This site contains peer-reviewed academic publications in Hmong Studies and Southeast Asian American Studies.
History, Culture and Religion
- Journey of Body, Mind and Spirit: Vietname, by the American Museum of Natural History
This website contains narrative text elements of the Vietnamese life. It is a part of the exhibition presented by the American Museum of Natural History.
- Vietnam: Yesterday and Today
This website provides information related to the Vietnam War. It contains contents and topics of publications which are important for the understanding of the Vietnamese conflicts.
This website provides information about arts, architecture, literature, music and history of Vietnam.
- Vietnam War Bibliography
This websites provides a collection of research articles, maps during the Vietnam War and bibliography for further research and study about the Vietnam War.
- Vietnam Portfolio
This website provides digital images taken in Vietnam in 1969 by E. Kenneth Hoffman who was a First Lieutenant in charge of a photo detachment. Pictures are classified into different categories such as children, Montagnard tribemen, military, Vietnamese people and shrine.
- Art of Southeast Asia
This website contains information about the arts and culture of Southeast Asia especially Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Political and Social Issues
- The Communist Party of Vietnam
This website provides updated news related to the activities of the Communist Party of Vietnam and some archives about the leaders of the Communist Party.
- Vets with a Mission
This website provides a history of the Vietnam War and photo archives of the U.S veterans during the war period in Vietnam. It also has initiative programs to heal the relationship among the two nations.
An online journal updated daily, based in Germany, focuses on literature, politics, history, and contemporary social issues of Vietnam. Talawas is the most vibrant and important forum of the Vietnamese intellectuals outside and inside of Vietnam.
- Human Rights Watch
This website contains news, reports, and publications related to human rights in Vietnam.
- Nhan Dan
This is local online news, distributing information closely related to the Communist Party of Vietnam. (Vietnamese and English)
- Noovell Vietnam News
Free English language website for news from Vietnam as well as other countries worldwide, aggregated from more than 5,000 news sources.
- Thanh Nien News.com
This is an online news edition of the Thanh Nien Newspaper in English and Vietnamese. It provides updated news related to politics, business, society, youth, sports, entertainment, travel, health, and news in Vietnam and in the world.
- Vietnam News Agency
This is an online news edition about politics, diplomacy, society, education, business, finance, culture, sports, science, technology, health and environment. The publication is from Ho Chi Minh City, available in Vietnamese, English, French and Spanish.
- Vietnam Net
This website provides online news about politics, business, society, education in Vietnamese and English.
- Viet Luan Online
This is an online news in Vietnamese language, distributed from Australia.
- Vietnam Globe
This website provides both local and international news in English.
- Radio Free Asia
This is an online broadcasting of Radio Free Asia, a special program in Vietnamese.
- Radio France Internationale
This is an online broadcasting of the Radio France Internationale, a special program in Vietnamese.
- Voice of America
This is an online radio broadcasting of the Voice of America, a special program in Vietnamese.
- Radio, the Voice of Vietnam (VOV News)
This is the online news of Vietnam. It provides daily news about politics, economics, society, cultures and sports.
- ABC Radio Australia
This is an online radio of the Australia Broadcasting Corporation, a special program in Vietnamese language.
- BBC in Vietnamese
This is BBC online news’s special program in Vietnamese language
- The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
This is a project by the Yale University for a collection of war documents in the Indochina-Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
- Hamilton Library’s Asia Digital collection (University of Hawaii)
This site contains a digital collection of old Vietnamese photographs.
- Memorial Library Special Collection, The Communist Propaganda from North Vietnam (State Historical Society of Wisconsin)
This is a collection of 175 black and white photographs about military, economy and political activities during the war period. Each picture comes with introduction and description and is classified into different themes.
- SEAsite, Southeast Asia Picture Database (Northern Illinois University)
This site provides a collection of photograph of a contemporary Vietnam.
- Southeast Asia Vision Collection (Cornell University Library)
This site provides full download of old texts and rare books collection about Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- The Digital Library of the Commons, Indiana University
This site provides full download of articles about Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- Vietnam Studies Association of Australia
This website contains photographs from the Vietnamese Revolution, 1945-1954. The photographs come from the Museum of the revolution in Hanoi and some are from collections in France. (Click on Picture gallery)
- Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawaii
This website contains a collection of 1502 contemporary photographs of Vietnam.
- Asian Development Bank (ADB), Vietnam
This website contains reports and development projects of the Asian Development Bank in Vietnam.
- Asia Foundation for Vietnam
This is a website of the Asia Foundation, specifically for Vietnam. It contains information of the Asia Foundation’s projects related to economic reform, land management, law and justice, and governance.
- Association of Southeast Asia Nation (ASEAN)
This websites contains information about Vietnamese government activities with other ASEAN countries and region.
- Center for Southeast Asian Studies, (Northern Illinois University)
This website contains photograph collection and research papers about Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies-ISEAS, Singapore
This site contains research articles and working papers about Vietnam and other Southeast Asia countries. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- International Institute of Asian Studies-IIAS, Netherlands
This site contains free newsletter about Vietnam and other countries in Asia.
- International Monetary Fund, in Vietnam
This website provides online working papers and reports of the IMF in Vietnam
- The Mekong River Commission
This website contains information and reports about the development projects in countries sharing the Mekong River-Cambodia, Lao, Thai and Vietnam.
- University of Bristol, Department of Political Sciences
This is the University of Bristol’s website. It provides online publications and working papers about the political economy and economy reforms in Vietnam.
- The United Nation Development Program (UNDP), in Vietnam
This is the website of UNDP program in Vietnam. It contains publications of various UNDP projects in Vietnam related to democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention, energy and environment.
- The Vietnam Project
This is a project by the Texas Tech University. It contains a collection of documentary of the Vietnam War and oral history of events during the war period.
- The Vietnam War Declassification Project
This website contains records and files of war in the Indochina in the 1970s that are now stored in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. Scanned version of documents and photographs are available online.
- Vietnam Studies Group
This is a study group website formed by the University of Washington. It contains publications, papers, news and announcement regarding Vietnamese studies.
- Vietnamese Studies Internet Resource Center
This website provides online publications, reviews and newsletters for the studies about Vietnam. It also includes Vietnamese-American 2000 and 2005 census data.
- The World Bank, Vietnam
This is the World Bank website, specifically for projects in Vietnam. It contains data and statistic, publications, reports and updated news of the World Bank projects in Vietnam.
- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
This site provides online research articles about the socio-political issues of Vietnam and other countries in the world. Type a related topic in search after connecting to the link.
- Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and EAST Asia (ERIA)
ERIA is an international organization that supports the ASEAN Secretariat by making policy recommendations at regional governmental meetings. This website contains the information about the latest news, activities, research and publications.
- The Economist, Vietnam
This website provides online article covering analyzes of economy, statistic information, and facts of the government in Vietnam.
- Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Southeast Asia
CSIS is an organization that provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. This website provides information regarding programs of CSIS in Southeast Asia, interviews, publications, events, and news.
- United Nations in Vietnam
This website contains information and publications of UN programs in Vietnam.
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
This website provides online reports and programs that Vietnam and other members of APEC work to promote trade and investment liberalization, business facility, and economy and technical cooperation.
- Vietnam Tourism
This website provides an overview of tourist attractions and traveling information in Vietnam.
- Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
This is the official website of the Vietnamese government for tourism. It provides news and statistic information of tourism, traveling information to Vietnam and to different attractions inside the country.
- Lonely Planet, Vietnam
The information of tourist attractions and traveling guides in Vietnam can be found in this site.
- National Bureau of Asian Research, database of researchers
This site provides a list and contact detail of researchers working in a specific country for a particular field. Select a country and/or a field of interest and click ‘submit’.
- Vietnam WWW Virtual Library
This is the internet guide to Vietnam and Vietnamese online resources of the World-Wide Web Virtual Library. Type ‘Vietnam’ in ‘Search’ and browse topics of interest. It has articles related to history, law, environment, zoology and culture.
- Vietnam War Bibliography
This website provides reference documents related to researches and studies guides about the Vietnam War.
- Vietnam Bibliography
Compiled by University Libraries (University of Washington), this site provides reference documents related to Vietnam.
- Southeast Asia Women Studies Bibliography
This website provides reference documents related to research on women studies in Southeast Asia, compiled by the University of California at Berkeley.