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Harvard East Asian Monographs 140

Vietnam and the Chinese Model

A Comparative Study of Nguyen and Ch’ing Civil Government in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

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$22.00 • £17.95 • €19.80

ISBN 9780674937215

Publication: December 1988


374 pages

6 x 9 inches

1 map, 5 tables

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Why did the Vietnamese accept certain Chinese institutions and yet explicitly reject others? How did Vietnamese cultural borrowings from China alter the dynamics of traditional relations between Vietnam, Siam, Laos, and Cambodia? How did Vietnam’s smaller Southeast Asian environment modify and distort classical East Asian institutions?

Woodside has answered these questions in this well-received political and cultural study. This first real comparison of the civil governments of two traditional East Asian societies on an institution-by-institution basis is now reissued with a new preface.