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Author Woodside, Alexander.

Title Vietnam and the Chinese model : a comparative study of Nguyễn and Chʼing civil government in the first half of the nineteenth century
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1971


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Description 358 pages : map ; 24 cm
Series Harvard East Asian series ; 52
Harvard East Asian series ; 52
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
Analysis China Government compared with government of Vietnam, 1802-1840
Vietnam Government compared with government of China, 1802-1840
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-334)
Notes Harvard East Asian series no:52 0073-0491
Subject Civil service -- Vietnam.
Civilization, Vietnamese -- Chinese influences
China -- Politics and government -- 1644-1912.
China -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
China -- Relations -- Vietnam.
Vietnam -- History.
Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Vietnam -- Politics and government.
Vietnam -- Relations -- China.
China -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
LC no. 76119076
ISBN 0674937201