Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind, and Spirit
Huge Savings Item! Free Shipping Included! Save 11% on the Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind, and Spirit by University of California Press at Hanoi PE. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind, and Spirit takes the reader on an informed and engaging journey into the social and ritual life of contemporary
The journeys portrayed in this volume cut across virtually every domain of Vietnamese experience. Some take place on roads, railways, rivers, and footpaths, as family members come home for the New Year and traders carry goods precariously balanced on bicycles. Others are metaphorical: life is a journey marked by significant rituals, and the year is a journey mapped by a calendar with holidays as milestones along the way. Souls travel to the netherworld, while gods and ancestors return to the human world during celebrations in their honor.
Although the Vietnam War dominated the consciousness of a generation of Americans, few understand the country and few can imagine what it is like today. Appearing more than a decade after Vietnam's entrance into the global market and more than a quarter century after the cessation of hostilities between the Vietnamese and U.S. governments, this book provides a new understanding of how Vietnamese live, work, and celebrate critical passages of life and time.
Copublished with the American Museum of Natural History and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
|Manufacturer:||University of California Press|
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Studio:||University of California Press|
|Item Weight:||2.15 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.64 x 10 x 10 inches|
|Package Weight:||2.15 pounds|
|Package Size:||7.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches|