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Sources of Vietnamese Tradition (Introduction to Asian Civilizations) Paperback – September 18, 2012
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[Sources of Vietnamese Tradition] will be indispensable for students interested in Vietnamese society and political theory.... Essential. (Choice)
This addition to the venerable Introduction to Asian Civilizations series marks a major step in the maturation of Vietnam Studies in the American academy. (Foreign Affairs)
This is an excellent volume that fills a long-standing need for English-language translations of primary documents that cover the chronological breadth and diverse concerns of the Vietnamese past. (Journal of Asian Studies)
The anthology furnishes a good sense of the structure of 'Vietnamese' history and is sure to function both as a formidable work of reference and a sound base for further exploration of the subject. (A.V.M. Horton Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society)
About the Author
George E. Dutton is associate professor of Southeast Asian languages and cultures and vice chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on social movements, historiographical issues, and colonial culture and education, and he is the author of The Tay So'n Uprising: Society and Rebellion in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam.
Jayne S. Werner is associate research scholar in the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University and professor emerita of political science at Long Island University. Her most recent book is Gender, Household, and State in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam.
John K. Whitmore is research associate at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan, and a specialist on premodern Vietnamese and Southeast Asian history. He has taught at Yale University, the University of Virginia, and the University of California, Los Angeles.
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The maps are superb, although I would have liked to see more maps such as shown in the Landmark edition of Herodotus. I liked the clarity of the modern pinyin spelling of Chinese names followed by their Vietnamese equivalents. The book helped me to appreciate the intertwined myth and non-fiction that is the ancient story of Vietnam. Although I found it at a bookstore, not at Amazon, I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in Vietnamese history.
The noticeable lacks were in the areas of early revolutions against the Chinese occupation and the Chinese option that it was a land of "disease and death" and a fitting place for exile.