Christina Schwenkel, Building Socialism: The Afterlife of East German Architecture in Urban Vietnam. Durham: Duke University Press, 2020. 432 pp, with illustrations. ISBN 9781478012603


  • Minh Chau Lam Vietnam National University


Author Biography

Minh Chau Lam, Vietnam National University

Lam Minh Chau is an Associate Professor at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi.


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