Relation between Cultural Capital and Social Capital in the Transformation Context of Vietnam in the Late 20th Century and Early 21st Century (part 2) (29/12/2017)

In Vietnam social life of recent 10 years, in media emerged some acute problems such as: “degradation of morals”, “depravation of personality”, “corruption of life-style”, “problem of cultural behaviour”, “disease of insensitiveness”... This situation is considered as to be caused by negative changes of culture. Studies on culture and society in recent two decades almost have unanimously evaluated that cultural changes are the cause of social unstableness that constitutes the barriers to development. However, what landmark is this “degradation” to be compared with? And in what context of transformation (before or after 1975, 1986, or 2000)? These questions have not received a clear answer yet. There is a fact that if not understanding the context, it is difficult to understand the cause. Besides that, the impacts of culture on society are referred to as natural, but in fact, it is not explained thoroughly what the mechanism of these impacts is. To contribute to explain these problems, this paper considers the culture as a kind of capital in transformed society from the vision of interaction between cultural capital and social capital in order to understand the causes and solutions.
Author: Prof. PhD. Tran Thi An

Sea Power Strategy of China: Some of Its Moves to Realization and Coping Policies of Related Countries (29/12/2017)

Sea power strategy is one of important contents of “Chinese Dream”, manifesting clearly the “Chinese Dream” beyond frontier of country, as a “Chinese Dream” on the East Sea. In other words, it is a strategy of territorial expansionism and ambition for world hegemony of China. This paper contributes to clarify some moves to realization of sea power strategy of China in the first term of national administration of Tập Cận Bình and reactions and coping policies of related countries, including India, Philippines, Japan, United States and Vietnam.
Author: MA. Ngo Thi Mai Dien

Some Problems of Health Care and Education to Ethnic Minority Children Aged from 2 to 5 (29/12/2017)

In the process of development, the socioeconomic development indexes of ethnic minorities in Vietnam have the trend to lag far behind in comparison with ethnic majority, having a great difference of multidimensional poverty ratio of children between the two population groups. Almost the children of minority group encounter more difficulties of access to basic social services such as health care and education in comparison with those of majority group. Ratio of malnourished children of minority group is almost double the general ratio of whole country. Although the universalizing pre-school for 5 year old children of minority group has advanced, but it is still formalistic, not satisfying the national standard. Health care and education to children aged from 2 to 4 is still ignored due to the lack of schoolrooms, teachers and intervening policies and models. This paper analyses some problems of health care and education to ethnic minority children aged from 2 to 5 of some groups of ethnic minorities in Vietnam, thence puts forth certain solutions in order to enhance the awareness of health care and education to ethnic minority children.
Author: MA. Nguyen Thi Thu Nguyet