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Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind, and Spirit Hardcover – May 5, 2003


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 314 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; 1St Edition edition (May 5, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520238710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520238718
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.2 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,768,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Written in a very accessible, jargon-free style, this superb book is a marvelous window on the culture of Vietnam. Highly recommended."-- -- Review

About the Author

Nguyen Van Huy is Director of the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and the principal author of The Cultural Mosaic of Ethnic Groups in Vietnam (1997). Laurel Kendall is Curator of the Asian Ethnographic Collections at the American Museum of Natural History. Her books include Getting Married in Korea: Of Gender, Morality, and Modernity (California, 1996) as well as several other works on gender and popular religion.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Karyn W VINE VOICE on February 20, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a great effort between an American and an Vietnamese museum to create an interesting book about culture and traditions among many of Vietnam's people. There are tons of photographs and information about the many minority groups as well as the national Vietnamese residents of this populous country. Holidays, ceremonies, and religions are covered in quite some detail. I learned a lot from this book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Khalil E. Alashar on April 17, 2013
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its a required book for one of my classes at the university. it seems like a great book but havent read it yet since the teacher never assigned anything from it and i didnt get the chance to open it.
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