History

Legends During The Hung Vuong Period

Legends during the Hung Vuong period To the Vietnamese people, Hung Vuong are considered the founders of their nation, the forefather who had built the basic foundation of the Vietnamese society in the old time. This legend was transmitted orally from generations to generations and has been becoming very familiar to every Vietnamese. It was to appear on the first page of every work of historians in the past, usually commissioned by the ruling dynasties,...



Golden Age Of Vietnam Under The Hung Kings

Vietnam was 4877 years old on April 28, 1999 (the tenth of the third lunar month) since Chinese Emperor Ti Ming's heir-designate Prince Loc Tuc came into power in the meridional territory of China in 2880 B.C. after he conceded the right to run China to his brother, Prince Ti Yi, according to Vietnam's legend. When he succeeded in grouping all the vassal states within his territory into a unified nation, Loc Tuc proclaimed...



Vietnamese In The Ancient Time

1. 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 nowadays. One of them was the Lac Viet clan whose people practiced fishing and often went over to...



Tran Dynasty

Under the Tran dynasty, the Mongolian troops attacked the Vietnamese three times, in 1257, 1284-85, and 1287-88 when Gen. Tra^`n-Hu+ng--Da.o (alias Tran Quoc Tuan) finally "tore them to shreds" on Ba.ch--Da(`ng River. The following four postings containing the descriptions of these memorable encounters are excerpted from a book titled "A Short History of Viet-Nam" by Nguye^~n-Va(n-Tha'i and Nguye^~n-Va(n-Mu+`ng, published...



Tran Hung Dao's Proclamation To His Officers

Foreword: The three most revered generals in Vietnamese history are Ly Thuong Kiet (XI century), Tran Hung Dao (XIII century), Quang Trung Nguyen Hue (XVIII century). Ly Thuong Kiet came from a modest background to become one of the pillars of the Viet kingdom. He was the only Vietnamese general to have taken the fight to China. Like Tran Hung Dao, he wrote a proclamation to his soldiers during the 1076 Chinese invasion...



The Tay Son Movement

A Brief History of the Tay Son Movement (1771-1802) This essay is designed as a cursory introduction to the Tay Son movement and its main phases. The focus on this essay is on broad military and political events during this period, with some description of economic and social factors that precipitated the uprising. This essay does not attempt to explore the very important, and to my mind, more interesting social and ideological...



An Overview Of The Vietnam - US War

An Overview Of The Vietnam - US War The Vietnam war – also known as the American War in Vietnam, Indochina War and the Vietnam Conflict – took place from the year 1959 all the way through to 1975. The war ended with a North Vietnamese victory some decade and a half later. The human cost of the warin Vietnam will never fade. Over one million military personnel and over one million civilians died. The war was between North Vietnam and South Vietnam –...



Veteran's Memorials

The Wall, which quickly became one of the country's most popular tourist attractions, spawned a national "urge to install reminders of the past," wrote architectural critic Jane Holtz Kay in The New York Times in March 1989. The "memorialization of America," as Kay put it, included tributes in granite and bronze to musicians, writers, athletes, politicians, astronauts, and other revered figures. It also included an...



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