PRE-COLONIAL VIETNAM

 

Study Module for Online Course, Fall 1999

 

Module prepared Summer 1999 by Dr. Ernest Bolt and Amanda Garrett, University of Richmond graduate student in History. This online module is part of a course development project of the Associated Colleges of the South. The course at Centenary College is English 315: The American Experience in Vietnam. At the University of Richmond, it is History 398: The Vietnam Experience. At Rollins College, the course is Political Science 393: The Vietnam Experience.

Students at all three sites of this ACS-sponsored course should utilize all parts of this module during Week 1 of the course, 30 August and 1 September.

 

ASSIGNMENT

Before the day of class discussion on Pre-colonial Vietnam, all students must complete the reading assignments and examine all online materials for this module. Write responses to the Study Questions for Readings and bring those responses to class the day for discussion of this topic.

 

VIETNAM'S PREHISTORY AND LEGENDS

Hung Vuong

 

VIETNAM'S ANCIENT PAST

Co-Loa and Its Legend

Professor Bolt's Photos of Co-Loa - 1991

 

TRUNG TRAC AND TRUNG NHI

Required Course Readings on the Trung Sisters

Trung Sisters

This site, maintained by Chi D. Nguyen, chronicles the story of Trung Trac and Trung Nhi, also known as theTrung Sisters. These two women played a significant role in the resistant movement against the Chinese.

 

THE END OF CHINESE DOMINATION

Battle of Bach Dang (938)

Le Loi and the Le Dynasty

 

THE NGUYEN DYNASTY

From the Le to the Nguyen Rulers

Chart of Nguyen Rulers, 1802-1945

Major Early Nguyen Rulers

Emperor Gia Long

Emperor Minh Mang

Emperor Tu Duc

Professor Bolt's Photos and Comments on a Visit of Hue, 1997

Emperor Bao Dai

This link takes one to a sample entry from the Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History. This three-volume encyclopedia, edited by Spencer C. Tucker, contains more than 900 entries, 150 primary source documents, 150 photographs, and 22 maps by over 138 contributors.

 

 

KINGDOM OF CHAMPA

Professor Bolt's Photos of the My Son Ruins, with excerpts of 1997 journal

Champa: The Ancient Kingdom of Indochina

This site pays "homage to the Cham civilization vanished in the turbulence of history." Maintained by Dang Auh Tuan, topics such as Champa's history, the Cham people, and Cham architecture are discussed. Links are also provided for more exploration on this fascinating subject.

 

STUDY QUESTIONS ON PRE-COLONIAL VIETNAM READINGS

SarDesai, 1-30

Duiker, 5-11

Taylor, 17-27, 37-41, 334-339 (Library Reserve)

Terada, 120-125 (Library Reserve)

 

INTERACTIVE OUTLINE HISTORY OF VIETNAM

Click on Highlights of History Links for further information and/or more study questions for response.

 

DISCUSSION INSTRUCTIONS ON PRE-COLONIAL VIETNAM

 

GLOSSARY

Click on the above link to go to a list of terms and abbreviations commonly used in course readings.
Students are expected to contribute other entries as our study continues.

 

 

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