A New Turning Point Note #10

10. Perception (Reposting from my LinkedIn account) In my posting on September 1, I mentioned Krisnamurti’s viewpoint on addressing the problems of the world by starting to understand ourselves. For Krisnamurti, the process of understanding ourselves is not an isolated process, because we are the world and our problems are the world’s problems. The question IContinue reading “A New Turning Point Note #10”

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The Social Contract: Theories and Practice (3)

Vietnam Case study: reflections on a new role of the State facing globalisation Note (1): Excerpt of my doctoral thesis “La Restructuration des Entreprises publiques au Vietnam. English translation by myself. The full bibliography is at the end of this page. Thank you. …These remarks and criticisms on the report of the two poles bringContinue reading “The Social Contract: Theories and Practice (3)”

The Social Contract: Theories and Practices (2)

Vietnam Case study: reflections on the role of the State in the Economy – What form of governance? Note (1): Excerpt from my doctoral thesis “La Restructuration des Entreprises publiques au Vietnam”. English translation by myself. The main trend noted in the literature on political economy and economic policy and the role of the StateContinue reading “The Social Contract: Theories and Practices (2)”

The Social Contract: Theories and Practice

Vietnam Case study: reflections on the role of the State Reflections[1] on international standards in education is an ongoing process among Vietnamese educators as the country opened its economy and needs competent managers and workers to serve the economy. The most urgent priority is to align with international standards, starting with the role of theContinue reading “The Social Contract: Theories and Practice”

Vietnam in transition: reflections on Change (6)

The Dynamics of Change Introduction This chapter is about factors that influence the process of modernisation in contemporary Vietnam. Dynamics of change are factors that influence the course of evolution by their interaction in a given period. Questions such as “What was the role of French missionaries in the early days of Vietnamese literary education?Continue reading “Vietnam in transition: reflections on Change (6)”

Vietnam in transition: reflections on Change (5)

The spiritual dimensionsof change Introduction With modernisation, commerce and migration, come other worldviews imported through Christianity since late 19C and other ideologies such as Communism and Liberalism since mid 20C, followed by Globalism in early 21C. The change brought upon the Vietnamese society through different historical contexts had significantly disrupted the thousand-year-old traditions of theContinue reading “Vietnam in transition: reflections on Change (5)”

Vietnam in transition: reflections on Change (4)

Impact of Change on International Integration How do Changes affect People as a Nation? The Case of Vietnam and Taiwan The first half of 20C was a historical period with many significant changes affecting the modernisation process of Vietnam, marking an apparent transformation in all aspects of social life for the people and a changedContinue reading “Vietnam in transition: reflections on Change (4)”

Vietnam in transition: reflections on Change (3)

Impact of Change on Social Transformation Conflicts Due To Geopolitics There are changes that result in slow social transformation, but some are abrupt and destructive. An example of ‘critical change’ is a situation that brings about abrupt changes, such as a situation of war. The characteristic of war is that it is brutal, it doesContinue reading “Vietnam in transition: reflections on Change (3)”

Vietnam in transition: reflections on Change (2)

Impact of Change on Personal Transformation Relating to my personal experience is the easiest way to start. I was one the first very few successful candidates from South Vietnam with a French school background among the 43’000 applicants nationwide to enrol on the post-war first batch of students. Therefore, my experience as a first-generation post-warContinue reading “Vietnam in transition: reflections on Change (2)”

Vietnam in transition: some reflections on Change

Introduction Among Asian countries that have successfully integrated Western education into their post-colonial modernisation process, the case of Vietnam is an excellent example of this transformation. From an agrarian-based community with deeply rooted Eastern tradition until early 20C, this young nation has become a vibrant and modern nation with enormous potential for development by theContinue reading “Vietnam in transition: some reflections on Change”