Vietnam and the Chinese Model: A Comparative Study of Vietnamese and Chinese Government in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

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Harvard Univ Asia Center, 1971 - Political Science - 358 pages
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Why did the Vietnamese accept certain Chinese institutions and yet explicitly reject others? How did Vietnamese cultural borrowings from China alter the dynamics of traditional relations between Vietnam, Siam, Laos, and Cambodia? How did Vietnam's smaller Southeast Asian environment modify and distort classical East Asian institutions?

Woodside has answered these questions in this well-received political and cultural study. This first real comparison of the civil governments of two traditional East Asian societies on an institution-by-institution basis is now reissued with a new preface.

  

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Contents

Acculturations Apparitions and Certain
7
Power
60
The Borrowing Ideals of Court Bureaucrats and the Practical
112
The Rise of
126
Regionalism and the Breakdown of Administrative Homo
132
The Chinese Provincial Systems Transposition to Vietnam
141
The Laws of the Emperor are Less than the Customs
152
The Court Confronts
158
The Contents of the Examinations and their Purpose
207
Regional Vicissitudes of the Vietnamese Examination
216
The Nature of Vietnamese Confucianism and the Alienation
223
The Emperor the Bureaucracy and the World outside Viet
234
The Nguyen Duel with Siam over
246
The Nguyen Courts Approaches to Foreign Trade
261
The Vietnamese Reaction to the Opium
276
Abbreviations
296

Education and Examinations in Nguyin Vietnam
170
Students Teachers and Texts
181
The Bureaucratic Organization of the Examination Sys
194
Note on Major Primary Sources
323
Index
347
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