Vol 2, No 1 (2018)


Welcoming Address to Readers from IFES RAS Director

Lousianin S.G.
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2018;2(1):7-7
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Welcoming Address to Readers from Chief Editor V.M. Mazyrin

Mazyrin V.M.
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2018;2(1):8-10
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APEC 2017 summit and new outward challenges for Vietnam

Lokshin G.M.


The article analyzes new outward challenges for Vietnam as a result of changes in US and Chinese policies in Asia, and the response to these changes in Vietnam. Four blocks of questions are considered. The first analyzes the results of the APEC summit in Danang, achieved in spite of the complex international situation of the country. The second shows the contrast between the two political courses presented at the summit by the US and China. The third discloses the doctrine of the "free and open Indo-Pacific region", presented by D. Trump. It is considered as an evidence of the weakening influence of the United States in the region. The final part of the article shows how Vietnam reacts on these initiatives. According to the author the position of Vietnam reflects the policy of renewal, openness and independence based on the "three no" principle.
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2018;2(1):11-34
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On the relations between the communist party and people in contemporary Vietnam

Nguyen D.Q.


This article refers to the relations between the party and the people as one of the core problems of political life in modern Vietnam that reflects the essence and goals of the Communist Party. Some factors both positive, that help these relations to develop, and negative that hamper them thus influencing the formation and development of these relations, are analysed too. As a result of the study the author recommends few measures aiming to support, strengthen the positive factors and neutralize, overcome negative ones. This approach should consolidate relations between the Communist Party and the people of Vietnam.
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2018;2(1):35-51
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The role of business management in shaping the collaborative economy

Thanh H.L., Khanh C.P.


Collaborative economy is a popular term defined as an economic ecosystem built on the sharing of assets. This business model has recently emerged with the rise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, attracting a lot of rising companies and startups, with the big names listed as Uber, Airbnb or Snapgoods. This study analyzes the role of business management in shaping and promoting the collaborative economy through 5 aspects: effective market research, the identification of consumer trends, the legal system understanding, digital technology development and reasonable financial oversight. This study finds that in order to effectively operate in the collaborative economy, the business managers need to focus on developing several decisive factors including technology innovation, the creativity and sensitivity to market changes of employees, as well as the understanding of legal regulations. The results and conclusion of this study can be used as the documentation for further researching on the same topic as well as provide the companies’ managers a basis for shaping the business s trategies on the background of collaborative consumption.
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2018;2(1):52-68
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Vietnam’s higher education amid the forthcoming Fourth industrial revolution

Kanaev E.A., Darnell R., Dinh L.H.


Facing the profound transformations generated by the forthcoming Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) may not turn out to be among its beneficiaries. The research question of this paper is why Vietnam’s system of higher education is not able to effectively respond to the challenges resulting from the disruptive technologies. While selective aspects of this problem have been captured by K. Schwab, G. Sheridan, D. Taglioni, M. Hayden, S. Ryazantsev, N. Kuznetsov, Huynh Phu, Le Thi Kim Anh, Nguyen Hong Minh and other researchers, a cutting-edge study focusing on the ability of Vietnam’s education system to timely and comprehensively respond to the upcoming transformations has been absent thus far. The academic novelty of this paper is its analytical prism linking the identification of the presumed repercussions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution upon Vietnam with the readiness of the SRV’s system of higher education to make use of them to the country’s greatest advantage. The approach to the research question represents the synergy of qualitative and quantitative methods. The study is founded on primary sources and includes materials published by the SRV’s Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the SRV, Vietnam’s higher education institutions, speeches and interviews with Vietnamese government officials, and statistical data. The principal findings of the study represent the identification of the potential of Vietnam’s higher education system to meet the challenges stemming from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, while taking into account its accumulated shortcomings and the present preparedness to be involved in the worldwide digital teaching and learning environment.
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2018;2(1):69-104
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Some issues concerning the emergence of the communist movement in Vietnam. The role of the Communist International

Novakova O.V.


As a result of the French colonial conquest in the second half of the nineteenth century, the formation of new, modern social strata began in Vietnam, before that time in the traditional society of the absent - the Vietnamese bourgeoisie and the working class, as well as the growth of national self-awareness. A reflection of this process was the emergence of a new bourgeois-nationalist, and later, communist ideology. Especially these processes intensified in 1920-1930, causing new forms and methods of national liberation, anti-colonial struggle are often sought. The given translation of the charter of the Communist Party of the Indochina has been published in a European language for the first time. It is essential to mention that the publication of such a rare document is very relevant as it provides with additional material for studying the communist movement in Vietnam. The communist movement was due to the appearance of new social layers in Vietnam: national bourgeois and working class in the first half of the XX century.
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2018;2(1):105-122
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Direct speech translation problems in Vietnamese literary texts

Britov I.V.


The article analyzes various methods of translating direct speech into Russian using concrete examples from modern Vietnamese literature. The author made an attempt to comprehend problems in translating Vietnamese literary texts full of characters’ utterances and offers practical solutions to a broad range of difficulties arising in this connection. In particular, he spells out grammatical, stylistic, and culturological specifics of direct speech, which often need to be transformed in translation by means of transposition, substitution, addition, and omission. Much attention is given to the stylistic makeup of direct speech. The article also addresses issues of translation into Russian of Vietnamese greetings, foreign language inclusions, short forms of verbal communication, and colloquial cliches reflecting particular life situations. Topicality of the research object arises from the need to generalize the experience accumulated in translating Vietnamese literary texts into Russian and develop new theoretical provisions in the field of Vietnamese-to-Russian translation. This is an important goal, considering the emerging positive trends in Russian-Vietnamese cultural cooperation. Also, the problem of translating direct speech is connected to that of translating colloquial speech, which is of practical interest to a broad range of experts in Vietnamese studies. Research procedure. The research object is dialogues and utterances of fictional characters in works by modern Vietnamese authors. Various parts of direct speech, including leads, greetings and speech cliches, are highlighted and analyzed. The research indicates the influence of pronouns, sentence-final particles, and inversion on the stylistics of direct speech in Vietnamese texts. Tools of the Russian language which can be used to convey peculiarities of foregrounding in the Vietnamese language are explored. Methodology. The research is based on comparative, structural, and contrasting methods, in addition to stylistic analysis and logical and semantic modeling. Research materials. The work is based on the outcomes of research of Vietnamese literary texts and their translations done by the article’s author. The translations were published in 2015 in the collection of short stories by Vietnamese writers, entitled “V Gorakh Rastet Polyn” (“Wormwood Grows in the Mountains”) (the Lokid Premium publishing house). Theoretical groundwork for the research was laid by modern works in the science of linguistics looking into translation problems from the angle of the general theory of language, semantics, stylistics, and normativity. An emphasis was put on theoretical works developing the ideas of interconnection between the language and culture, area linguistic studies, and psycholinguistics. The research made by Vietnamese linguists enabled the article’s author to view translating problems in the context of the yin-yang language concept. Research results. The research summarized approaches to translating direct speech in literary texts, identified major problems in translating dialogues from Vietnamese into Russian, demonstrated that the primary reason for those difficulties was different linguistic typologies of the languages, and explained the use of various translation transformation methods by the need to ensure muncomicive equivalence between the original text and the translation. Conclusion. Key results are summarized and prospects for further research are outlined. One should expect the emergence of new objects for studies of direct speech in literary texts, which derives from colloquial speech, as colloquial speech in modern Vietnam is experiencing a strong impact from socio-political factors of the country’s life. These factors make further study of the issue necessary.
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2018;2(1):123-148
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October revolution of 1917 in Russia and Vietnam

Kobelev E.V.


The article presents scientific assessments of the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia in 1917, which were given during the celebration of this event in Vietnam. First of all, the author relied on the materials of the international scientific conference "From the 1917 October Revolution in Russia to the revolutionary movement in Vietnam: historical significance and modernity", held in Hanoi on November 22-25 and exhibitions of archival documents of the State Archives of Russia and Vietnam with the same name opened in the Ho Chi Minh Museum. There was described the significance of the October Revolution for raising the national liberation struggle of the colonial and dependent countries, especially the experience of applying its lessons in Vietnam, given in the reports of the Vietnamese and Russian participants of the conference. The position of the leaders of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Vietnamese State was also shown in the article.
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2018;2(1):149-164
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Statute of the Communist Party of Indochina

Usov I.V.


The text of the Statute of the Communist Party of Indochina, adopted at the First Congress of the Party in March 1935 in Macao, is presented for the first time in Russian. The statute changed the name of the party and developed the provisions of the previous two statutes of the CPV. The first, so cold "brief" statute of the Communist Party of Vietnam compiled by Nguyen Ai Quok (Ho Chi Minh) was adopted at the unification conference of Vietnamese Communist organizations in Hong Kong in early February 1930. The second statute was adopted in October 1930 in Hong Kong at the 1st plenum of the Central committee of the CPV.
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2018;2(1):165-192
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Vietnam-China joint statement on the results of the visit to Hanoi by Xi Jinping in 2017

Larin V.P.


According to the invitation of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, and the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Tran Dai Quang, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Vietnam from 10 to 13 November 2017 and participated in the XXV Asia-Pacific Economic cooperation (APEC). As a result of this visit, a joint statement was published that determined the current state and prospects for the development of relations between the two countries.
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2018;2(1):193-204
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Events of the First Indochina War in the mirror of new documents of Russian and Vietnamese archives

Selivanov I.N.


This is a review of a collection of documents published in Russia in the framework of a joint project of Russian and Vietnamese historians. It presents the characteristic of the structure of the collection, published historical sources and the scientific references. Most published documents are first introduced into scientific circulation. Compilers have done a great job, which should arouse the interest not only of historians, but also of a wider readership. Russian-language materials have been compiled from the collections of the Foreign Policy Archive of the Russian Federation (AVI), the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and the Russian State Archive of Modern History (RGANI). Vietnamese documents are presented from the archives of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The book is illustrated with unique photographs from the funds of RGASPI and the AVI of the Russian Federation, executed at a high polygraphic level. The publication of the texts of documents is preceded by an introductory article, from which the reader can get a fairly complete idea of the current state of the source-study and historiographic bases of the problems of Soviet-Vietnamese relations during the First Indochina War. The main section of the collection consists of 6 parts and an appendix. The first - "War and Peace of the Fighting Vietnam in the Mirror of Politics and Diplomacy" contains 53 materials on the period of January 1950-May 1953, the second - "Difficult Way to Geneva", covers June 1953-April 1954 and consists of 26 documents. The third, fourth and fifth parts of the collection (88 documents and materials) are devoted directly to the work of the Geneva Conference in the context of discussing the problems of Indochina (April 26-May 19, May 21-June 10, June 11-July 23, 1954). The final part of the main section - "Prospects for a New Geneva", covers the period from July 24, 1954 to December 1956, and contains 8 documents on the fulfillment by the participants of the Geneva Conference of their decisions. The appendix contains 13 documents that do not directly relate to the stated theme of the collection but give a more complete picture of the events that took place at that time, as well as mechanisms for making foreign policy decisions on the Indochinese problem.
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2018;2(1):205-215
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A good gift to all lovers of Vietnamese wildlife

Bobrov V.V.


A new book devoted to amphibious and reptilian monsoon forests of South Vietnam is discussed, its merits and demerits are noted.
The Russian Journal of Vietnamese Studies. 2018;2(1):216-226
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