Print and Power: Buddhism, Confucianism, and Communism in the Making of Modern Vietnam

Print and Power: Buddhism, Confucianism, and Communism in the Making of Modern Vietnam

by Shawn Frederick McHale
     
 

In this book, Shawn McHale challenges long-held views that define modern Vietnamese history in terms of anticolonial nationalism and revolution. McHale argues instead for a historiography that does not overstress either the role of politics in general or Communism in particular. Using a wide range of sources from Vietnam, France, and the United States, many of them… See more details below

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In this book, Shawn McHale challenges long-held views that define modern Vietnamese history in terms of anticolonial nationalism and revolution. McHale argues instead for a historiography that does not overstress either the role of politics in general or Communism in particular. Using a wide range of sources from Vietnam, France, and the United States, many of them previously unexploited, he shows how the use of printed matter soared between 1920 and 1945 and in the process transformed Vietnamese public life and shaped the modern Vietnamese consciousness.

Print and Power makes a significant contribution to Vietnamese and Asian studies and will be of compelling interest to those in the field of comparative religion and European colonialism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824826550
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
Southeast Asia Ser.
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.88(d)

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