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Vietnam : a global studies handbook

Author: L Shelton Woods
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2002.
Series: Global studies., Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents an overview of the history, geography, culture, business and economics, politics, and social issues of Vietnam, a Southeast Asian nation.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Woods, L. Shelton.
Vietnam.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2002
(OCoLC)606932141
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L Shelton Woods
ISBN: 1576074161 9781576074169
OCLC Number: 50028741
Description: xvii, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Narrative section --
1. Vietnam's geography and history --
The physical and human geography of Vietnam --
Rice and society --
The difficulties in Vietnam today --
The name Vietnam --
Vietnam before Chinese domination --
The Chinese millennium --
Vietnam's transition to independence --
The Ly dynasty --
The Tran dynasty --
The Le dynasty --
The Tay Soy rebellion --
France rules Vietnam --
Vietnamese nationalism --
The VNQDD and Ho Chin Minh --
World War II and Vietnam --
The first Indochina War --
The second Indochina War --
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam --
2. Vietnam's economy --
Historical context --
Recent economic indicators --
Agriculture and rural Vietnam --
Industry --
Vietnam and foreign aid --
3. Vietnamese institutions --
Vietnamese politics and government --
The Vietnamese Communist Party --
National Party Congress --
Central Committee --
Politburo --
Vietnam's constitution --
Vietnam's armed forces --
Vietnam's educational system --
Primary and secondary schools --
Higher education in Vietnam --
Private education in Vietnam --
Vietnamese religion --
Chinese religious influence --
Buddhism in China --
Religion and the SRV --
4. Vietnamese society and contemporary issues --
Rural Vietnam --
Women in Vietnamese society --
AIDS and drugs in Vietnam --
A new generation --
Sex and the new generation --
The Viet Kieu --
Conclusion --
pt. 2. Reference materials --
Key events in Vietnamese history --
Significant people, places, and events --
Vietnamese language, food, etiquette, and holidays --
Language --
Names --
Greetings --
Food --
Etiquette --
Holidays --
Vietnam-related organizations --
Business and economic --
Government/embassy/miscellaneous information --
Annotated bibliography of recommended works on Vietnam.
Series Title: Global studies., Asia.
Responsibility: L. Shelton Woods.
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