Series: Philip E. Lilienthal Book. Paperback: 428 pages.
Series: Philip E. The author attempts to develop a unified theory of Yin-Yang, referred to as metaphorically heuristic devices by the author, in explaining historical events as seen and felt by certain class of Vietnamese people. While the author's approach is truly unique, and sometimes magnificent, there is a sense of incompleteness, perhaps intentional, in the coverage of the subject.
It is not a comprehensive history as much as a comprehensive look into what being Vietnamese meant during that nation’s crucial transformation from a stifling Confucian monarchy under French domination to an autocratic and totalitarian state in the North, at war with an autocratic authoritarian state in the South, and thereafter.
Neil L. Jamieson, after many years of living and working in Vietnam, has written the book that provides this understanding. Jamieson paints a portrait of twentieth-century Vietnam. Against the background of traditional Vietnamese culture, he takes us through the saga of modern Vietnamese history and Western involvement in the country, from the coming of the French in 1858 through the Vietnam War and its aftermath.
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