President Ho Chi Minh’s book published in Italy
Updated : Tuesday, September 11, 2018 3:47 PM (GMT+0700)

“DuongKach Menh” (Revolutionary Path), a book written by late President Ho Chi Minh,has been translated into Italian and published in the European country.

The original book kept at the Vietnam National Museum of History - Photo: VNA

The book, named “La ViaDella Rivoluzione” in Italian, includes lectures by Nguyen Ai Quoc, an alias ofHo Chi Minh, at training courses for staff of the Vietnamese RevolutionaryYouth League, held in Guangzhou, China, between 1925 and 1927. 

The Anteo Edizionipublishing house, the Italy – Vietnam Friendship Association and HonouraryConsul of Vietnam in Turin Sandra Scagliotti worked together on thepublication. 

In the book’s foreword,Scagliotti, who was its Italian editor, said the work, with significant valuesin terms of revolutionary theory and practice, was the basis for spreadingMarxist-Leninist revolutionary doctrine in Vietnam.

Its publication will helpItalians understand more about Vietnam and the country’s history, and shortenthe gap in Vietnamese studies between Italy and other European countries, sheadded.

At the launching event, headof the Italy – Vietnam Friendship Association Fausto Co said the book waswritten in a simple, concise and lucid way.

Speaking to Vietnam NewsAgency, director of the Anteo Edizioni publishing house Stefano Bonilauriconsidered the book a valuable work from historical and cultural angles.

He said the publishing houseplans to launch more publications about Vietnam.

Through “Duong Kach Menh”,whose first printed versions were moved secretly to French-controlled Vietnambefore 1930, Nguyen Ai Quoc presented the essence of Marxist-Leninistrevolutionary doctrine and the Vietnamese revolution’s basic developmentdirection.

It played an important rolein disseminating Marxism-Leninism in Vietnam in the late 1920s. Following theguiding of the book, the first students came back to Vietnam to prepare for thefoundation of the Vietnam Communist Party in 1930. They also led the AugustGeneral Uprising in 1945 to found the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and open anew era in the nation’s history.


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