HCM City (VNA) - More than 12 new titles of ancient books featuring the history of South Vietnam have been published by the Tre (Youth) Publishing House to celebrate the house’s 35th birthday.

The books were written in French by members of the Indochina Scientific Research Association. They were translated into Vietnamese by a group of translators led by Nguyen Nghi.

The books feature information and documents related to the history and development of Gia Dinh, Ben Tre, Chau Doc and Vinh Long.

More than 600 titles of books written by famous Vietnamese authors and cultural researchers have also been republished.

Featured books are about the South’s culture and lifestyle, written by researchers such as Vuong Hong Sen, Nguyen Dinh Dau and Nguyen Dong Chi.-VNA