In August 1945, he was advisor to the uprising committee before working for the Provisional Administrative Resistance Committee in Ninh Thuan. He was appointed as member of the Military Committee of Ninh Thuan, President of the Lien Viet Front in Ha Tinh and President of the National League of Viet Nam in Interregion IV (1948). He also took up the post of President of the Support for Soldiers in Winter Continue reading “Ho Chi Minh with patriotic Confucian scholars -6″
Mr. Vo Liem Sdn (1888-1948), who was from Ha Tinh, was an influential intellectual in the central region and Uncle Ho’s close friend when they were at Hue National School together. His grandfather was a doctoral laureate in the national exams in 1878. His father was the Continue reading “Ho Chi Minh with patriotic Confucian scholars -5″
Before the August Revolution in 1945, he participated in a campaign to eradicate illiteracy in his hometown and wrote the book Primary Vietnamese Grammar to help promoting this campaign.
He was a patriotic intellectual with a noble personality. He was asked to take up the post of Head of the National League of Viet Nam (Lien Continue reading “Ho Chi Minh with patriotic Confucian scholars -4″
2. Our people love peace
The French enemy conspired to cause a
Since the explosion of the national assistance Continue reading “Ho Chi Minh with patriotic Confucian scholars -3″
On 7 October, in Bac Can, he was assassinated by the French. General Vo Nguyen Giap wrote in his book Chien dau trong vong vay (Fighting under the Siege) about his assassination: He was a man in a respectable manner and spoke fluent French. He demanded the French to bring Continue reading “Ho Chi Minh with patriotic Confucian scholars -2″
Among the intellectuals who followed the revolution, many were from a Confucian background or they themselves were patriotic Confucian scholars. Ho Chi Minh had a close relationship with such Confucian scholars.
In a research titled “Discussion on Confucianism”, Dr. Nguyen Khac Vien explained why Confucian scholars soon realized that Continue reading “Ho Chi Minh with patriotic Confucian scholars -1″
In Tien Phong newspaper on 10 December 2004, there was an article titled “The First Minister of National Defense and a Watch Imprinted with Uncle Ho’s Portrait”. It read: “On 13 October 1954, when the resistance ended in success, in Sdn Tay, at a government meeting prior to the Continue reading “I beIieve in intellectuals -5″
Phan Anh had a difficult childhood. His mother died early. His father was a poor Confucian scholar. Phan Anh used to work for other families as buffalo-tender or a servant. In such poor conditions, Phan Anh and his brother, Phan My, were determined to study and make a Continue reading “I beIieve in intellectuals -4″
On 19 December that year, when the Vietnamese people’s resistance broke out, he, his family and his colleagues went to Viet Bac Base. In Viet B&c, like other members of the Government Council, he had the chance to work near and be instructed by Uncle Ho. Continue reading “I beIieve in intellectuals -3″
Having been a teacher; a journalist; a lawyer for revolutionaries such as Mrs. Nguyen Quang Thai, Vo Nguyen Giaps wife; Minister of Youth in Tran Trong Kims government; and the founder of the frontline teenager military school in Hue, it was not until that time that he actually had to Continue reading “I beIieve in intellectuals -2″