Trung Dang

Trung Dinh Dang completed his BA in Economics in Vietnam in 1996, obtained his MA in Southeast Asian Studies at National University of Singapore in 2002 and completed his PhD in Political Science at the Department of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University (ANU), in 2008. Before undertaking his PhD, Trung was a lecturer in Development Economics at Tay Nguyen University of Vietnam. After his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow and a visiting fellow at ANU from 2009 to 2016. He is currently a lecturer in Vietnamese at the Australian Defence Force School of Languages, Laverton, Victoria.

Vietnam’s Post-1975 Agrarian Reforms »

How local politics derailed socialist agriculture in southern Vietnam

Authored by: Trung Dang
This book investigates why collectivised farming failed in south Vietnam after 1975. Despite the strong will of the new regime to implement collectivisation, the effort was uneven, misapplied and subverted. After only 10 years of trying, the regime annulled the policy. Focusing on two case studies—Quảng Nam province in the Central Coast region and An Giang province in the Mekong Delta—and based on extensive evidence, this study argues that the reasons for variations in implementation and the failure and reversal of the policy were twofold: regional differences and local politics.