Vietnam: A History

Vietnam: A History

Language: English

Pages: 784

ISBN: 0140265473

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Vietnam: A History

Language: English

Pages: 784

ISBN: 0140265473

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


"The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and balanced account
we have."—Boston Globe. "Superb, balanced in interpretation...
immensely readable and full of new and interesting detail."—George Herring, Univ. of Kentucky.

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third centllry A. D. Defeated at the age of twentythree, she committed suicide. lie I still worshiped as a sacred figure. The economy of Vietnam, like that of all Southeast Asia, is based on the cultivation of rice-a technique learned .from the Chinese. Crowing rice requires two factors: manual labor alld water, both plentifUl in Vietrlam. '. ",' 1\ wealrhy Vietllamese couple phoroj!raphed il'l front oj their luxurious !Jilla ill the /'"rly twel'llierh cerl/ury. The mall is wearillg his

has been converted by French culture into a tennis player. In fact, many Vietnamese nationalists who opposed colonial rule were the products of French schools. Vietnamese art students surround their French teacher in a school in Tonkin. Only a handjUl of upper-class Vietnamese benefited from French education, which nevertheless contributed to Vietnam's modernization. A handsome Vietnamese prostitute poses in a high-class opium den, presumably in Saigon. The French colonial administration

of the war because Giap overextended its forces. Ho Chi Minh seated, in casual attire, flanked by his senior comrades (left to right) Pham Van Dong, Truong Chinh, and Vo Nguyen Giap. Truong Chinh borrowed his pseudonym, which means Long March, from the famous exploit of the Chinese Communists in 1934. Armed women warriors of the Hoa Hao, a reformist religious sect founded in the Mekong delta. Like most religious cults in Vietnam, the Hoa Hao rapidly developed into a private army that operated

ill 1950. Ho Chi Minh gained a major advantage when the Communists cOflquered China in 1949: he was then able to obtain modem weapons and other assistance directly. Here he eats with Chinese advisers under portraits of himself and Mao Zedong, the Chinese leader. The Vietminh forces were meticulous in planning battles. Here, using a sand-table model, they prepare an assault against a village fortified by the French and their Vietnamese auxiliaries. Though outgunned by the French, the Vietminh

ill 1950. Ho Chi Minh gained a major advantage when the Communists cOflquered China in 1949: he was then able to obtain modem weapons and other assistance directly. Here he eats with Chinese advisers under portraits of himself and Mao Zedong, the Chinese leader. The Vietminh forces were meticulous in planning battles. Here, using a sand-table model, they prepare an assault against a village fortified by the French and their Vietnamese auxiliaries. Though outgunned by the French, the Vietminh

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