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Culture and Customs of Vietnam

Culture and Customs of Vietnam - 01 edition

Culture and Customs of Vietnam - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780313361135

ISBN10: 0313361134

Culture and Customs of Vietnam by Mark W. McLeod and Nguyen Thi Dieu - ISBN 9780313361135
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Published: 2001
International: No
Culture and Customs of Vietnam by Mark W. McLeod and Nguyen Thi Dieu - ISBN 9780313361135

ISBN13: 9780313361135

ISBN10: 0313361134

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Summary

Vietnam is increasingly opening up to the West, and society is in flux between tradition and modernity, and socialism and capitalism. Americans have distanced themselves from the Vietnam War now, and Culture and Customs of Vietnam fills a need to learn about the country, which has also evolved. Readers will find that this is the only general book on Vietnamese culture in English written by specialists. McLeod and Nguyen, historians specializing in Vietnam engagingly show the various forces of Vietnamese culture in narrative chapters on the land, people, and language; history and institutions; thought and religion; literature; art and architecture; cuisine; family, marriage, gender, and youth culture; festivals and leisure activities, and performing arts.

Culture and Customs of Vietnam is a comprehensive, one-stop source, providing the most useful and intriguing information for students and general readers. Some of the highlights include the discussion of the Chinese influence in writing, thought, and religion; eating habits; the changing family; and water puppetry. A chronology, glossary, and numerous photos complement the text.