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Understanding Vietnam

Author: Neil L Jamieson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jamieson paints a portrait of twentieth-century Vietnam. Against the background of traditional Vietnamese culture, he takes us through the saga of modern Vietnamese history and Western involvement in the country, from the coming of the French in 1858 through the Vietnam War and its aftermath. Throughout his analysis, he allows the Vietnamese to speak for themselves through poetry, fiction, essays, newspaper  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jamieson, Neil L.
Understanding Vietnam.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993
(DLC) 92020978
(OCoLC)26094845
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil L Jamieson
ISBN: 9780520916586 0520916581 0585282803 9780585282800
OCLC Number: 45731704
Notes: "A Philip E. Lilienthal book"--Preliminary page.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 428 pages) : map
Contents: How the Vietnamese see the world --
Confrontation with the world, 1858-1930 --
Yin of early modern Vietnamese culture challenges the Yang of tradition, 1932-1939 --
End of colonialism and the emergence of two competing models for building a modern nation, 1940-1945 --
Yin and Yang in modern guise, 1955-1970 --
Continuity and change in Vietnamese culture and society, 1968-1975 --
Another cycle unfolds.
Responsibility: Neil L. Jamieson.

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Jamieson paints a portrait of twentieth-century Vietnam. Against the background of traditional Vietnamese culture, he takes us through the saga of modern Vietnamese history and Western involvement in the country, from the coming of the French in 1858 through the Vietnam War and its aftermath. Throughout his analysis, he allows the Vietnamese to speak for themselves through poetry, fiction, essays, newspaper editorials and reports of interviews and personal experiences. --From publisher's description.

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