Vietnam, An Illustrated History

Vietnam, An Illustrated History

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Perseus Publishing
Complemented by more than 50 illustrations, this volume offers a panoramic view of Vietnam and its people. Its recounting of the story of Vietnam begins more than two thousand years ago, and progresses onward to the twenty-first century. Examining the major political, military, and social developments that have shaped Vietnam, it represents the perfect introduction to this vital country. Tragic and heroic-these two words capture the essence of Vietnam's history. These terms are consciously placed in sequence because no matter what difficulties Vietnam faces, there is a triumph in its people that transcends immediate troubles. The Vietnamese, a people historically dominated at various points by imperialist nations including China, Japan, France, and the United States, have never lost their identity. That alone is a remarkable feat, and a testament to the rich and deep culture that pervades Vietnamese society.

Book News
A whirlwind tour of over 2000 years of Vietnamese history. Woods (East/Southeast Asian history, Boise State U.) is obviously sympathetic to the Vietnamese struggle to gain a prosperous independence after hundreds of years of domination by the Chinese, the Japanese, the French, and the United States. Accompanied by 47 b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Conshohocken, PA : Hippocrene Books, 2002
ISBN: 078180910X
Branch Call Number: 959.7 WOO
Characteristics: xi, 172 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm


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