Vietnam and the Chinese Model: A Comparative Study of Nguyen and Ch'ing Civil Government in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

Vietnam and the Chinese Model: A Comparative Study of Nguyen and Ch'ing Civil Government in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

by Alexander Woodside



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674937208
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 02/19/1971
Series: Harvard East Asian Series , #52
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alexander Woodside is Professor of Chinese and Southeast Asian History at the University of British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition


Vietnam and China: Acculturation's Apparitions and Certain Realities Behind Them

The Vietnamese Monarchy and Its Two Traditions

Vietnamese Historiography and Vietnamese Interaction with China

Southeast Asian Features in Vietnamese Society and Culture

Familial Institutions and the Sino-Vietnamese Social Order

Linguistic and Literary Bridge-Building between China and Vietnam

The Hazards of the Vietnamese Throne

Nguyen and Ch'ing Central Civil Administration: Power Structures and Communications Processes

Imperial Power in Bureaucratic Confucian Society

An Overview of Sino-Vietnamese Central Civil Administration

Nguyen Variations within the Basic Administrative Plan Borrowed from China

The Imperial Secretariats and the Flow of Information from Village to Throne

The Nguyn Privy Council and Minh-mang's Work of Centralization

Ratings in the Vietnamese and Chinese Bureaucracies

The Borrowing Ideals of Court Bureaucrats and the Practical Problems of Provincial Administrators

Methods and Factors in the Diffusion of Chinese Books and Ideas

The Borrowing of an Imperial Milieu: The Rise of Huê'

Regionalism and the Breakdown of Administrative Homogeneity

The Chinese Provincial System's Transposition to Vietnam

"The Laws of the Emperor are Less than the Customs of the Village"

Chinese Methods of Rural Control: The Court Confronts Provincial Officialdom

Education and Examinations in Nguyen Vietnam

An Overview of the Vietnamese Examination System in the 1800's

Students, Teachers, and Texts

The Bureaucratic Organization of the Examination System

The Contents of the Examinations and their Purpose

Regional Vicissitudes of the Vietnamese Examination System

The Nature of Vietnamese Confucianism and the Alienation of Cao Bá Quát

The Emperor, the Bureaucracy, and the World outside Vietnam

The Vietnamese Court's Creation of a Tributary System

Model versus Realities: The Nguyen Duel with Siam over Cambodia and Laos

The Nguyen Court's Approaches to Foreign Trade

The Vietnamese Reaction to the Opium War

The Invasion of Western Culture



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