Abstract

This article reexamines Nhân Văn–Giai phẩm (NVGP), a political protest movement led by intellectuals that coalesced in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1956. The article reassesses the development of the movement and the internal composition of its leadership. Through a close reading of the major publications produced by NVGP, the article takes issue with the conventional view, which characterizes the movement as a robust grouping of political dissidents against the partystate. The article shows that NVGP should in fact be seen as a relatively timid strain of the "revisionist" or "reform Communist" movements that emerged throughout the Communist world in the wake of Iosif Stalin's death.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1531-3298
Print ISSN
1520-3972
Pages
pp. 60-100
Launched on MUSE
2011-04-10
Open Access
No
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