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Faculty Bio

Moïse, Edwin E.

Moïse, Edwin E.


Office: 102 Hardin Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3153
Web Site:

Ph.D., University of Michigan (1977)

Professor Moïse served two years in the U.S. Peace Corps and taught at Appalachian State and the University of Detroit before coming to Clemson in 1979. He teaches courses in Modern China, Modern Japan, and the Vietnam War, as well as a course in Modern Military History. His books include Historical Dictionary of the Vietnam War (2001), and Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War (1996). His electronic bibliography of the Vietnam War, accessible at his webpage, is a great resource for anyone interested in the topic. In 2002, Dr. Moïse was honored with two major university awards: the Alumni Association Distinguished Research Award, and the Provost’s Award for Scholarly Achievement. Dr. Moïse's curriculum vitae is available at

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Modern China: A History (Longman, 1986, 1994, 2008).

Tonkin Gulf and the Escalation of the Vietnam War. Univ of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Historical Dictionary of the Vietnam War. Scarecrow Press, 2001.

Land Reform in China and North Vietnam (North Carolina, 1983).

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“The Myths of the Tet Offensive,” in Michael Aung-Thwin and Kenneth R. Hall, eds., New Perspectives on the History and Historiography of Southeast Asia (2011), pp. 229-254.