Vietnamese traditional medicine

Although the government in Vietnam intends to develop an identifiable Vietnamese Medical Science, traditional medicine has existed for generations. There are three medical traditions which have coexisted in Vietnam prior to the impact of Western Medicine: these are Thuoc Bac (Northern Medicine), Thuoc Nam (Southern Medicine), and Thuoc Tay (Western Medicine). With Thuoc Bac or […]

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Vietnamese In Ancient Times

Origin of the Vietnamese people Scholars have been constructing many hypotheses on the origin of the Vietnamese people. Some believed that Vietnamese belonged to a group of “Bach Viet” (one hundred clans of Viet) living in a wide region spreading from the delta of the Yang-tse kiang river to the South – south of China […]

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Vietnamese Calligraphy

The soul of Hue is revealed in Calligraphy VietNamNet Bridge – When speaking of art genres, one can’t help mentioning Hue calligraphy with famed calligraphers, such as Minh Duc Trieu Tam Anh, Hai Trung and Nguyet Dinh who have created unique calligraphic artworks. Nguyet Dinh is well-known as the author of the calligraphic book “Truyen […]

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Vietnam Education

Although still a poor country with low per capita income and years in war, Vietnam has unceasingly recorded great achievements in education. In 1997, there were 22 million pupils all over the country. Among them, 13.2 million in primary schools (accounting for 58%), 4.3 million in secondary schools, and 26,000 in colleges and universities. The […]

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Kings & Emperors of Vietnam

Viet Nam began as two states, a northern one, Annam, Nam Viet, or Dai Viet, that was strongly under Chinese influence, and for long actually a part of China, and a southern one, Champa, where strong Indian influence can even be seen in the names of its kings (e.g. Rudravarman, much like the names of […]

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Vietnam History

The archaeological excavations carried out recently have proved the presence of human beings in the territory of Vietnam since the Paleolithic Age or the Old Stone Age (300,000 – 500,000 years). In the Neolithic Age (New Stone Age), Hoa Binh – Bac Son cultures (about 10,000 BC) had witnessed the development of agriculture and animal […]

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The Coconut Monk

  Followers regard him as a saint, or at least a holy man. Detractors regard him as a crank, an impostor or a mad monk. In the past he has invited world leaders to the conference hall on his floating Christian-Buddha pagoda to settle the problem of peace in Vietnam. His airy abode is located […]

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Vietnamese Funeral Rites

Saigon (MF) The Vietnamese attach great importance to two traditional family obligations to care for their parents in their old age and to mourn them in death. These duties are felt so strongly, they are considered sacred. The traditional time of mourning for parents is three years. Mourning begins even before death is imminent. When […]

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The Constitution of Vietnam – 1992

The Constitution of Vietnam, 1992 Preamble Chapter I: The Socialist Republic of Vietnam the Political Regime Chapter II: The Economic System Chapter III: Culture, Education, Science, Technology  Chapter IV: Defense of the Socialist Vietnamese Motherland  Chapter V: Fundamental Rights and Duties of the Citizen  Chapter VI: The National Assembly  Chapter VII: The Country’s President  Chapter […]

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