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Author Topmiller, Robert J., 1948-

Title The lotus unleashed : the Buddhist peace movement in South Vietnam, 1964-1966 / Robert J. Topmiller
Published Lexington, KY : University Press of Kentucky, [2002]
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Contents Cover; THE LOTUS UNLEASHED; Title; Copyright; Contents; For the South Vietnamese Buddhists who sacrificed everything to bring peace to their country; Preface; Introduction:; Vietnamese Buddhism as a Political Force,1963-1965; Origins of the Buddhist Crisis of 1966; Conservative Backlash; Confrontation in Danang: U.S. Marines and the Buddhist Struggle Movement; American Reassessment of Its Role in South Vietnam; Resolution; Conclusion:The Movement Defeated?; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary During the Vietnam War, Vietnamese Buddhist peace activists made extraordinary sacrifices-including self-immolation-to try to end the fighting. They hoped to establish a neutralist government that would broker peace with the Communists and expel the Americans. Robert J. Topmiller explores South Vietnamese attitudes toward the war, the insurgency, and U.S. intervention, and lays bare the dissension within the U.S. military. The Lotus Unleashed is one of the few studies to illuminate the impact of internal Vietnamese politics on U.S. decision-making and to examine the power of a nonviolent movem
Analysis Südvietnam Friedensbewegung Buddhismus Vietnamkrieg Geschichte 1964-1966
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-201) and index
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Subject Buddhism and politics -- Vietnam (Republic)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- Vietnam (Republic)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.
Vietnam (Republic) -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002014609
ISBN 0813172489 (electronic bk.)
9780813172484 (electronic bk.)