When travelling through Vietnam nowadays, one could immediately notice that the country was occupied by the French. The architecture has French influences, the language contains French words and many hospitals and universities are still named after famous French people. The colonization and decolonization have had a huge impact on Vietnam. From 1887 until 1956, Vietnam was part of French Indochina (Ziltener & Künzler, 2013 p. 293). French Indochina belonged to the French colonial empire, being a federation of three Vietnamese regions, Laos, Cambodia and Guangzhouwan.
Between being colonized by the Chinese or by the French, Vietnam has throughout its history been either dominated directly by or at least influenced politically by a foreign power. The French began directly ruling over Vietnam in 1887 after winning a series of wars in the name of extracting coal, rubber, rice, and rare minerals. However, the birthplace of the Enlightenment and resulting French Revolution provided little in return, intentionally leaving Vietnam to be grossly illiterate, lacking any modern industry, and dependent upon France. In opposition to the exploitation, the Dong Du, a Vietnamese independence movement inspired by Japan's anticolonial success against Russia in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905, grew within a community
The French colonized Vietnam because of their interests in land and labour. Vietnam is a very fertile country, so they needed Vietnam to make profit. The French rule was not favored by the Vietnamese because they did not want to be colonized and it was nothing short of cruelty. Vietnam was also occupied by the Japanese in 1940 until 1945 when France had to leave some parts of Vietnam during the second World War. 3.
Case Study on Vietnamese Cultural Values I. Vietnamese People and Languages: There are more than 60 groups having different ethnicities; however majority of them are Vietnamese. 85% of total populations are Vietnamese while 15% of the population belongs from other groups. One of the majority ethnicity living in Vietnam is Chinese. The other two groups are Cham and the Khmer. The objective of the current paper is to an analysis of Vietnamese cultural values.
These are the characteristics that Asians like China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam ... are valued in the tradition of their history. Under the pre-colonial conditions of Vietnam, profoundly influenced by China and Confucianism (China ruled Vietnam for eleven centuries), provided that a formal social order of the regime Chief dictator. Women are considered assets or attributes of a sustainable family; especially in North Vietnam. Therefore, in the films of the Vietnam War, whether women are guerrillas, they must first be a wife and mother in the family. At times, it is thought that masculinization of women will affect the position of women in relation to men in society, Turner pointed out.
1. Introduction Ho Chi Minh, born on the 9.05.1890 in Huang Tru during the French occupation of Vietnam, experienced the brutal and exploiting French colonialism with all its consequences already in a very young age. In the 1980 's, French had full control over the Union of Indochina which were formed by the three countries: Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Vietnam itself was separated into three states such as Cochin China, Annam and Tonkin. Ho, influenced by his father, a confucian teacher, early developed an anti-colonial sentiment which would intensify over the years and was influenced by different political theories1.Resulting of this anti-colonial sentiment and his contact to Communism, Ho Chi Minh has played a vital role in freeing Vietnam
However, we must also consider the long-term gains that the French had given Vietnam. For instance, some of the French people “dedicated themselves to scholarship, education, medicine, and the arts with the willing collaboration of many Vietnamese.” This shows that the French did contribute to the growth of Vietnam in certain areas, despite their cruelty towards them, and this should not be denied. However, we cannot
Vietnamese culture is first and foremost a collectivist culture, people tend to see themselves more as a part of a group, they also have a strong group mentality. However, the younger generations tend to put themselves before the group. But still, the group remain prevalent wether it is at work or inside the family, the bonds created inside these groups are quite strong and must be respected. What 's more, Vietnam is considered as a feminine culture, that is to say that quality of life is essential. Indeed, it is not a society really driven by competition, people will put their well being before work for example.
Civil society in Vietnam Vietnam has become a part of international globalization trends since the last century. Civil society is become more and more crucial in the modern social context. In Vietnam, people have been debating for a long time about how long has civil society exist in Vietnam and what is exactly the role and participation of CSOs (Civil society organization) in solving problems caused by globalization process. At first, in nature, “civil society” in Vietnam is definitely a body of international agenda. It is related to international assistance and development.
Due to the fact that vocabulary and grammar focus is so popular in teaching and learning English in Vietnam, many Vietnamese learners of English fail to use English in communicating even after years of studying English in secondary school, high school and even university due to shyness and fear of speaking. A lot of students have many difficulties in pronunciation and