- Project Leader : Iwatsuki Junichi (The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)
- Collaborators : Kojima Hiroyuki (The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics)
- : Kitani Kimiya (Kyoto University, Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
- : Oono Mikiko (Kyoto University, Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
- : Ishikawa Kasuki (The University of Tokyo, Institute for Advanced Studies
- : Suenari Michio (Toyo University, Asian Cultures Research Institute)
- : Endo Satoshi (Kyoritsu Women’s University, Faculty of International Studies)
Outline of Research
Vietnam in recent years has many research institutes such as National Library and Archives which have promoted the digitization of historical materials. However, almost all those projects tend to focus on Hannom materials, overlooking periodicals from the modern periods, especially those published during the Indochina wartime such as magazines and gazettes which have deteriorated and face the possibility of disappearing. This project aims to bring these materials to Japan, open to public use under adequate circumstances, and contribute to the progress of Vietnamese studies in Japan.
This project aims to bring “The collection of Periodicals in North Vietnam during the Indo-China war period” which consists of general academic magazines that deal with history, geography, literature, and so on. These materials are not in systematic possession in organizations inside and outside Japan, nor are they preserved adequately in Vietnam itself.
This project aims to normalize these materials under adequate circumstances in libraries, archives and ensure open access for all users.
This collection will renew the situation of materials on South Vietnam, and hopes to open up a path for Vietnamese societies as whole. For example, Cong Bao- official gazette of South Vietnam are in some Universities in Japan, but those of North Vietnam in 1945-50 are not available either digitally or in hard copy. Collecting these basic materials will facilitate and contribute to deepening Vietnamese modern historical studies.