Hoang Van Chi

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Hoàng Văn Chí (1913-1988) was a scholar, working as a revolutionary and diplomat, writing history and political science.

He was born in Thanh Hóa, studied in Hanoi, joined the resistance against the French in 1946, went South in 1955, served in South Vietnam's embassy to India in 1959-1960, emigrated to France in 1960, the US in 1965, and died in Maryland, USA, in 1988. He is best known for a book written in English, From Colonialism to Communism (New York: Praeger, 1964), translated into Vietnamese as Từ thực dân đến cộng sản. His other books include Phật Rơi Lệ (1956); Trăm Hoa Đua Nở Trên Đất Bắc (1959), about the Nhân Văn Giai Phẩm literary dissident group; The New Class in North Vietnam; The Nhân Văn Affair; and Duy Văn Sử Quan (1990).

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