Southern Vietnam Under the Reign of Minh Mạng (1820-1841): Central Policies and Local Response

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SEAP Publications, 2004 - History - 226 pages
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This study of nineteenth-century Vietnam focuses on interactions between the Vietnamese king, Minh Mang, and the heterogeneous southern region of the country, which he sought to bring more firmly under state control through a series of polices intended to "Vietnamize" the populace and unite north and south.

 

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Contents

List of Plates
7
The Heritage of the Gia Dinh Regime 17881802
19
Miniature of Gia Dinh citadel
22
Gia Thinh Minh Huong Association Hall sign
40
The Gia Djnh Government 18081832 and Le Van Duyet
45
Portrait of Le Van Duyet
54
Dismantling Southern Power
83
Entrance to Le Van Duyets shrine
94
The Costs of Minh Mangs Assimilation Policy
129
An extant Khmer temple in Tra Vinh province
141
Land Measurement and the Protection of
161
Thatched house beside a stream of the Mekong River
164
Typical scene of southern Vietnam life
173
Conclusion
193
Painting of Truang Dinh
196
Appendices
199

Minh Mangs Cultivation Giao Hoa of Southerners
101
The Royal Library in the Hue Palace
120
Statue of Nguyen Huu Hiuin
126
Bibliography
213
Index
221
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