Vietnam Series

The ANU Press Vietnam book series aims to publish original social sciences and humanities research on Vietnam that addresses issues of contemporary social and intellectual significance. The series accepts sole-authored studies and edited volumes on Vietnam that embody qualities of critical and comparative engagement and have the capacity to appeal to a wide readership.

Please note: The following list of titles is sorted by publication date, with the most recent first.

Global Debates, Local Dilemmas »

Sex-selective Abortion in Contemporary Viet Nam

Authored by: Tran Minh Hang
Publication date: December 2018

The practice of sex-selective abortion is on the rise globally, stirring debates about gender inequality, medical ethics and reproductive autonomy. This book is the first ethnography to document practices of sex selection in Viet Nam.


Vietnam’s Post-1975 Agrarian Reforms »

How local politics derailed socialist agriculture in southern Vietnam

Authored by: Trung Dang
Publication date: April 2018

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.


Connected and Disconnected in Viet Nam »

Remaking Social Relations in a Post-socialist Nation

Edited by: Philip Taylor
Publication date: March 2016

Vietnam’s shift to a market-based society has brought about profound realignments in its people’s relations with each other.