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In this paper, Vietnam's history is presented as it applies to other cultures such as Portugal, France and the United Kingdom; the political relationship between each of these nations and their growing interest in Vietnam as a country rich in natural resources specifically with trade routes and spices. A glimpse of Vietnamese nationalism is reviewed in the context of religion; how proselytizing bishops, priests and French advocates for Christianity distinguish a unique thread of Vietnam nationalism and how proselytizing Church veterans tried to persuade a nation only to have the concept of their religious endeavors backfire and allow for more extremist views of Vietnam's culture to be held onto. The change of these sentiments are also reviewed in this paper as the progression of Vietnam's history shows great diversity.
From the Paper:"The ideals that the Vietnamese sought to protect mainly was with their own culture. This culture the emperors thought was undermined by the transformation of their language with the religious scholar Rhodes, "The Vietnamese rulers were particularly disturbed by the achievement of Alexandre de Rhodes, the seventeenth-century French Jesuit who perfected the simplified script quoc ngu, which transcribed Vietnamese, previously written in arcane Chinese ideographs, into the Roman alphabet" (Karnow 1983; 59). Thus, the fears of a transforming of Vietnam society were realized and thus Vietnam nationalism began as a counteraction against the impositions from France, and Portugal in regards to trade and to religion but especially with their dramatic change of their alphabet and language system."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Karnow, Stanley. "Vietnam A History." The Viking Press. New York. 1983.
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Vietnamese Nationalism (2010, June 03) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/vietnamese-nationalism-120042/
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