The last essay completed by the veteran Vietnamese council communist, written in 2004 when he was 91 years old, is a brief introduction to the history of peasant revolts in China, with special emphasis on their Taoist origins and utopian and libertarian inspirations, and features many interesting quotations from historical and religious texts.
Ancient Utopia and Peasant Revolts in China – Ngo Van Xuyet
About the Author
Ngo Van Xuyet (Born in Tan Lo, 1913; died in Paris, 2005)
Vietnamese libertarian socialist Ngo Van Xuyet's account of the repression of revolutionaries around 1945 by Ho Chi Minh's guerrilla forces.
The coming to power of Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam in 1945 was favoured by the special conjuncture of circumstances in which the country found itself: the absence of the French imperialist state apparatus, disrupted by the Japanese army since 9 March 1945, and the surrender of Japan itself on 15 August 1945.
Extracts of articles about class struggle and the revolutionary movement in Vietnam in the 1930s and 40s written by Ngo Van Xuyet.
A brief account of a workers' and peasants' uprising in Vietnam following the end of World War II by Ngo Van Xuyet, one of the participants.
One of the main concerns of the Vietminh Committee was to ensure its ‘recognition' by the British authorities as a de facto government. To this end the committee did everything it could to show its strength and demonstrate its ability to ‘maintain order'.
A short biography of Vietnamese libertarian socialist and metal worker Ngo Van Xuhat.
Ngo Van Xuhat Born 1913, Vietnam, died 2005, France
Ngo Van Xuhat , author of The Saigon Commune, started his political career as a Trotskyist but by the end of his life had developed libertarian analyses.