'Nam Phong magazine is a monthly magazine published in Vietnam from July 1, 1917 to December 1934, consisting of 210 issues for 17 years with the editor Pham Quynh. The achievement of modernizing Vietnamese literature and culture from the first world war to 1945 would be unthinkable without the introduction of Nam Phong Magazine. Advancing the style of "academic literature" and pioneering in this field, Pham Quynh introduced, translated, edited many works, doctrines, academic trends of France and the West, imparted new knowledge to Vietnamese people. Equally important is that he, along with many others, has translated a series of scientific, philosophical and ideological terms that underlie the development of later academic thinking significantly enriched Vietnamese academic vocabulary. This book, written by Professor Nguyen Duc Thuan, is a valuable document to help readers identify and study Vietnamese culture and literature in the early period of formation and development in the early twentieth century.