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Feedback to the publication: Book reviews entitled “Development of farming systems in the Mekong delta, Vietnam, edited by Vo-Tong Xuan and Sheigo Matsui. Ho Chi Minh City Publishing House, Ho Chi Minh City, 1998. No ISBN given, US$3.50 (paperback), 318 pp”
  • Van-Toan Nguyen
Van-Toan Nguyen
Thuy Loi University

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I warmly contact you as a role of a reader. First, I would like to thank you for publishing the review of the book mentioned. Book reviews entitled “Development of farming systems in the Mekong delta, Vietnam, edited by Vo-Tong Xuan and Sheigo Matsui. Ho Chi Minh City Publishing House, Ho Chi Minh City, 1998. No ISBN given, US$3.50 (paperback), 318 pp” Author: C. Howie; Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, GL7 6JS, UK https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ldr.494 However, I do think that the author could consider three points: 1. The name of the institute the author mentioned is not correct (“Cu Long Rice Research Institute”). It is “Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute.” Please correct the institute name. Kindly refer: https://www.gfar.net/organizations/cuu-long-delta-rice-research-institute 2. The term “doi moi” (Đổi Mới, in Vietnamese) you wrote is exactly what the household contracting was presented in Resolution 10-NQ/TW in 1988 (it was officially synchronized nationwide in 1988). Thus, you could consider using “Resolution 10-NQ/TW in 1988” instead of “doi moi.” Using “doi moi” is not correct in this case and it did not reflect the whole content of the resolution. Kindly refer more: https://dangcongsan.vn/tu-lieu-tham-khao-cuoc-thi-trac-nghiem-tim-hieu-90-nam-lich-su-ve-vang-cua-dang-cong-san-viet-nam/tu-lieu-cuoc-thi/nghi-quyet-cua-bo-chinh-tri-ve-doi-moi-quan-ly-kinh-te-nong-nghiep-543530.html 3. This sentence “Until the late 1980s the river was an important Cold War fault-line between the communist and non-communist worlds.” I think the author had been confused about the Cold War fault-line in Vietnam (DMZ), which is “17th parallel, Thach Han river, Quang Tri province, Central Vietnam region”, not at the Mekong delta. Please double-check and correct this information. Kindly refer: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Viet-Minh http://dsvh.gov.vn/di-tich-lich-su-doi-bo-hien-luong-ben-hai-2974#:~:text=Sau%20khi%20Hi%E1%BB%87p%20%C4%91%E1%BB%8Bnh%20Gi%C6%A1,c%E1%BB%AD%20th%E1%BB%91ng%20nh%E1%BA%A5t%20%C4%91%E1%BA%A5t%20n%C6%B0%E1%BB%9Bc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_Demilitarized_Zone Thank you for taking the time to read my feedback.