The Birth of Vietnam

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University of California Press, 1976 - History - 397 pages
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Vietnamese history prior to the tenth century has often been treated as a branch of Chinese history, but the Vietnamese side of the story can no longer be ignored. In this volume Keith Taylor draws on both Chinese and Vietnamese sources to provide a balanced view of the early history of Vietnam.
 

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A defining work about the early history of Vietnam. An expanded account can be found in "A History of the Vietnamese".

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The book surveys the early history of Vietnam from the 2nd century BC to the 9th century AD Although I'm a Vietnamese, a vast majority of the content is completely new to me. In fact, this period in ... Read full review

Contents

Lac Society
7
Chao To
23
The Trung Sisters
37
The SecondCentury Rebellions
57
Shih Hsieh
70
Regionalism and the Six Dynasties
85
Chin Comes South
98
Sung and Lini
115
TangViet Society Economy and Culture
208
The TangViet Confrontation
222
The Nanchao War
239
The End of Tang
256
Duong Tarn Kha and the Ngo Brothers
271
Conclusion
296
The Rise of the Hung
309
The Archeological
312

Local Rule in the Sixth Century
132
Ly Bi
135
Trieu Quang Phuc
151
The Protectorate of Annam
166
Pilgrims and Merchants
181
The MidTang Crisis
194
Anvien Duonglam
327
Li Kus SevenPoint
340
Glossary
361
Secondary Sources
374
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Keith Weller Taylor is Associate Professor of Vietnamese Studies, Cornell University.

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