In 1925, while working underground in Guangxi (China), our national leader Ho Chi Minh, (under the name Nguyen Ai Quoc) selected several young Vietnamese patriots for training as cadres to be sent back to our homeland for revolutionary activity.
The highly original writings he produced for these instruction courses were published in 1927 by the Propaganda Unit of one of the major revolutionary organisations then working toward the goals of revolution and liberation, the League of Oppressed Peoples of Asia. Under the title ROAD TO REVOLUTION or REVOLUTIONARY ROAD (Đường Kách Mệnh), this key text in our national language (quoc ngu) wa then secretly smuggled into Vietnam. This unique original edition of the book is 101 pages in length, and is printed in black ink on stencils. The text is a cuccinct and masterly introduction to the work of Communist Parties throughout the world, and a fundamental statement of the essentials of revolutionary theory and methods, focusing on organisation and revolutionary institution-building. The book also stresses the ethical values which Vietnamese revolutionaries must exemplify in their life and work.
This work is the key foundational text of modern Vietnamese political thought, and was central to the instruction and training of all the ideological and political organisations that played a key role in the establishment of the Communist Party of Vietnam.