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Spirit Writing in Colonial Vietnam: The Role of a Folk Religion in the Emergence of Modern Vietnamese Nationalism

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Title: Spirit Writing in Colonial Vietnam: The Role of a Folk Religion in the Emergence of Modern Vietnamese Nationalism
Authors: Kelley, Liam C.
Keywords: Vietnam
Nationalism
LC Subject Headings: Nationalism -- Vietnam
Vietnam -- Religious life and customs
Issue Date: 2007
Series/Report no.: 2007 Fall
Abstract: On the origins of the Spirit Writing movement in Colonial Vietnam, the spirit writing phenomenon and its connections with modern Vietnamese nationalism.
Description: At the turn of the twentieth century, members of the scholarly elite in Vietnam began to engage in a practice which they had always scorned--spirit possession. They did so in a radical attempt to deal with the trauma of the French conquest and control of their land. In the process, some of the messages and ideas that they received from spirits at the time would serve to bolster nationalist sentiments that were emerging at that time. This talk will examine the origins of this movement, and then will look at the actual spirit writing phenomenon and its connections with modern Vietnamese nationalism.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/7237
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