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Lien Thanh Collection (3015) Finding Aid

Item Number: 30150000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of four books written by Lien Thanh:

Political Upheavel in the Center of Vietnam The content of the book centers around the An Quang Buddhist sect's rebellion, led by Venerable Thich Tri Quang in collaboration witht the undercover communist organizations in Thua Thien Province and Hue City. At the same time, Venerable Thich Tri Quang also proselytized Infantry Division I, of I Corps - of which the commander was General Nguyen Chanh Thi - to join the movement. The monk's purpose was to occupy the six provinces of Central Vietnam and convert them into an autonomous zone.

The Hue Massacre of 1968 On the eve of the 1968 Tet Offensive, Hanoi herded 10,000 troops to launch a ferocious attack on and occupy Hue for 22 days. During these 22 days, they - in collaboration with their local undercover cells - had killed 5,275 innocent people and taken away another 1,200. The RVN Army in coordination with a division of US Marines had to tenaciously struggle for 22 days straight to recapture the City of Hue.

Venerable Thich Tri Quang: An Idol or a Criminal? A truthful revelation about Venerable Thich Tri Quang, a person whom American media at times proclaimed to have shakened up the United States of America.

The Intelligence War Between the RVN, the CIA, and Hanoi This was a war that after 1975 Hanoi proclaimed to have won. Reality, however, revealed that the winner was the intelligence organizations of the First and Second Republics of Vietnam in collaboration and coordination with the CIA of the United States of America.

Dates

  • 2008, 2010, 2014, 2018

Biographical / Historical

Major Nguyễn Phúc Liên Thành graduated from Thu Duc Infantry Institute in January 1964. He served as a company commander from 1964 to 1966 and as Deputy Chief of Special Task Force Police (Intelligence) at Thua Thien-Hue National Police Headquarters from June 1966 to September 1969. From September 1969 to April 30, 1975, Thanh served as Chief of Thua Thien-Hue National Police Headquarters. This unit was composed of 5,400 police officers and non-commissioned officers, including the Special Task Force Police in charge of intelligence (consisting of 2,400 officers and non-commissioned officers). After the fall of Saigon, Thanh and his family fled to the United States as refugees from communist persecution. They arrived in Arizona and a year later settled in California.
Title
Lien Thanh Collection (3015) Finding Aid
Date
2018-10-30
Length (Linear Feet)
0.5
4
Books

Biến Động Miền Trung (Political Upheaval in the Center of Vietnam) by Lien Thanh, 2008

Huế - Thảm Sát Mậu Thân (The Hue Massacre of 1968) by Lien Thanh, 2010

Thích Trí Quang, Thần Tượng Hay Tội Đồ Dân Tộc? (Venerable Thich Tri Quang: An Idol or a Criminal? by Lien Thanh, 2014

Trận Chiến Tình Báo/Phản Tình Báo Giữa VNCH/CIA, Và Cộng Sản Hà Nội (The Intelligence War Between the RVN, the CIA, and Hanoi) by Lien Thanh, 2018

4
Books

Biến Động Miền Trung (Political Upheaval in the Center of Vietnam) by Lien Thanh, 2008

Huế - Thảm Sát Mậu Thân (The Hue Massacre of 1968) by Lien Thanh, 2010

Thích Trí Quang, Thần Tượng Hay Tội Đồ Dân Tộc? (Venerable Thich Tri Quang: An Idol or a Criminal? by Lien Thanh, 2014

Trận Chiến Tình Báo/Phản Tình Báo Giữa VNCH/CIA, Và Cộng Sản Hà Nội (The Intelligence War Between the RVN, the CIA, and Hanoi) by Lien Thanh, 2018


Pub Credit Line
30150000000, Lien Thanh Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 30 Oct 2018 [Updated: 31 Oct 2018]