The Vietnam Education Publishing House has launched a new book featuring Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes.

Entitled “Evidences of Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes”, the book comprises the results of 40 years of research by well-known historian Han Nguyen Nguyen Nha.

The 284-page volume is based on diverse materials collected both at home and abroad, including such high legal and historical documents as records of the Nguyen dynasty (1804-1839), documents on exercising sovereignty of the Tay Son dynasty (1778-1802), bibliographies and old maps of the Vietnamese Feudal State , and western old documents and maps.

These historical documents reflect the will of many Vietnamese generations, the first people discovering and possessing the two archipelagoes.

The book also includes four appendices introducing the chronological table, maps and photos on Hoang Sa and Truong Sa, and the Law on the Sea of Vietnam approved in June 2012.-VNA