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Vietnam and the Chinese model: a comparative study of Nguyễn and Chʼing civil government in the first half of the nineteenth century.


Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1971.
ISBN 9780674937208, 0674937201

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Subjects China -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
China -- Política y gobierno.
China -- Relaciones (Generales) con Vietnam.
China.
Chine -- Politique et gouvernement -- 19e siècle.
Chinezen.
Culturele invloeden.
Openbaar bestuur.
Politics and government
Viet-Nam -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1787-1858.
Vietnam -- Politics and government.
Vietnam -- Relaciones (Generales) con China.
Vietnam.
Series Harvard East Asian series ; 52.
Description 358 pages map 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1971.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-334).
Contents 1. 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 -- 2. 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 Nguyen privy council and Minh-mang's work of centralization -- Ratings in the Vietnamese and Chinese bureaucracies -- 3. 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 Hue -- 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 -- 4. 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 Ba Quat -- 5. 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.
Geographic Area China
Vietnam
Network Numbers (OCoLC)424154
(OCoLC)ocm00424154
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WorldCat Identities Woodside, Alexander.
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