Martin Grossheim

Martin Grossheim
Seoul National University | SNU · Department of Asian History

PhD

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Introduction
Martin Grossheim currently works at the Dept. of Asian History, Seoul National University. His research interests are modern Vietnamese history, Cold War history, memory studies, and intelligence studies. His current project is 'The Politics of History and Memory in Vietnam.'
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This article argues that in the last few years the Vietnamese state and the Vietnamese Communist Party have upgraded the commemoration of a Sino-Vietnamese War (1979–89) that had fallen into oblivion after the normalisation of Sino-Vietnamese relations in 1991. The first part of the article analyses the way in which Vietnam officially commemorated...
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In this article I claim that history is still an important source of legitimacy for the Communist Party of Vietnam. The ‘correct view’ of history is propagated and defended by a ‘memory machine’. To illustrate the inner workings of the Vietnamese I present two case-studies: the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian October Revoluti...
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This paper discusses the failed policy of reconciliation carried out by the leadership in Hanoi after the collapse of the Republic of Vietnam (commonly known as „South Vietnam“) on April 30, 1975. It argues that in spite of all promises to the contrary after the end of the war the victorious North systematically dicriminated Southern Vietnamese wh...
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In this article I show how socialist Vietnam became a test case of the transfer of intelligence know-how and the international dimension of interchange between socialist countries during the Cold War. I will focus mainly on the assistance that socialist Vietnam received from the East German Ministry of State Security. At the same time, I will show...
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Examination of the treatment in Vietnamese history textbooks of national and world history against the backdrop of the collapse of socialism in the Soviet Union and Soviet Bloc countries suggests that the authors of these textbooks fear that what happened in the Soviet Union could also happen in Vietnam. The purpose of the textbooks’ depiction of t...
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This paper shows that since the beginning of the reform period in 1986 the regime in Hanoi has taken great pains to create the image of the state having legitimate and, indeed, heroic security organs that acted as the ‘saviors of the Vietnamese revolution’ and still serve as the ‘shield and sword’ of the Vietnamese Communist Party. I argue that whi...
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Vorspann Der vietnamesische Staat praktiziert bis heute ein Totengedenken, dass die hohen menschlichen Verluste in den Kriegen gegen Frankreich und die USA rechtfertigen und als selbstlose Opfer für den Kampf um die Unabhängigkeit und den Aufbau des Sozialismus überhöhen soll. Im Mittelpunkt stehen kommunistische Kader und Soldaten, die ihr Leben s...
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The article tries to make a contribution to the reassessment of the Second Indochina War and of the significance of culture in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam before and during the conflict. By making use of as-yet untapped sources from the German Democratic Republic archives, DRV periodicals and interviews with Vietnamese informants, I highligh...
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The paper analyse internal debates in the DRV leadership that culminated during the controversial 9th plenum of the Lao Dong Party. The following campaign against "revisionism" is presented as a decisive step of the Le Duan-faction to marginalize dissident Party members and to prepare for the escalation of the military struggle in South Vietnam. Th...
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Mainland Southeast Asia is marked by a great diversity of ethnic groups, although its population is much more homogeneous than that of peninsular Southeast Asia. In mainland Southeast Asia state borders do not coincide with areas of settlement of ethnic groups. Karen, Akha, Hmong or Yao, for example, live in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and in...

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Since the beginning of the reform period in Vietnam in the 1980s the Vietnamese leadership has relaxed its hold on the public sphere and the private life of citizens which has resulted in the transformation of Vietnamese society. This process has been reinforced by Vietnams open door policy. This project analyses to what degree these changes have also led to a diversification of narratives about Vietnamese history. It will show whether Vietnamese journals of history, history textbooks, websites, museums and historical sites in Vietnam have become the locus of national and transnational historiographic debates and whether the official Party historiography has started to reframe the representation of Vietnams past.