This essay examines the unprecedented rise during Đổi Mới [Renovation] of a legal-literary discourse that brought about, for the first time, the socialist legal subject in Vietnamese literature. It also analyzes Dương Thu Hương’s Những Thiên Đường Mù [Paradise of the Blind] (1988), a novel that occupies the very center of Renovation politics for the way it imagines the 1950s land reform in North Vietnam as the foundational moment for the emergence of the socialist legal subject.
- Đổi Mới [Renovation] literature
- socialist law
- socialist democracy
- legal subject
- Dương Thu Hương
- Những Thiên Đường Mù [Paradise of the Blind]
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