Vietnamese Supernaturalism: Views from the Southern Region (Paperback) book cover

Vietnamese Supernaturalism

Views from the Southern Region

By Thien Do

© 2004 – Routledge

320 pages

e–Inspection Copy
Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138863101
pub: 2014-12-23
SAVE ~$10.39
$51.95
$41.56
x
Hardback: 9780415307994
pub: 2003-07-10
SAVE ~$40.00
$200.00
$160.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203489079
pub: 2003-09-02
from $25.98


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

The beliefs and practices surrounding the meanings and symbols of the spirit world in Vietnam are explored in detail in this innovative study on popular religion in the country. The author shows an abiding interest in the 'subconscious life' at a grassroots level alongside rational formations of cosmological understanding which effect politics and economics on a national scale. By bringing together oral histories, reports and fiction writing alongside more conventional documented sources, this book reveals an area of history which has been largely neglected.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS048000
HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General