• Publications
  • Influence
A View from the Sea: Perspectives on the Northern and Central Vietnamese Coast
  • L. Tana
  • History
    Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
  • 1 February 2006
This article challenges the perceived image of ‘traditional’ Vietnam by viewing the polity's early history from the sea. A trading zone existed in the Gulf of Tonkin area, stretching to Hainan Island
‘The Sea Becomes Mulberry Fields and Mulberry Fields Become the Sea’: Dikes in the Eastern Red River Delta, c.200 BCE to the Twenty-First Century CE
It is well known that Vietnam’s Red River delta is essentially land reclaimed from the sea. This chapter looks beyond the simple triumphalism of narratives of territorial expansion to explore an
Swamps, lakes, rivers and elephants: a preliminary attempt towards an environmental history of the Red River Delta, C. 600–1400
  • L. Tana
  • History
    Water History
  • 18 June 2015
This article attempted to trace the waters and animals that once existed but disappeared into the history of the Red River Delta, and how human and climate factors combined to make this happen
An Alternative Vietnam? The Nguyen Kingdom in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Nguyen kingdom which controlled the area later known to the West as Cochinchina, had its origins in modern central Vietnam. The Nguyen annals portray Nguyen
Between Mountains and the Sea: Trades in Early Nineteenth-Century Northern Vietnam
This article attempts to piece together the available data on Sino-Vietnamese trade of northern Vietnam in the early nineteenth century with a focus on its upland region. This essay shares the views
A Tale of Two Waterways: Integration in Vietnamese History and Thanh Hóa in Central Vietnam
This article seeks to tell the story of a river and a canal in pre-fifteenth-century Thanh Hoa. Although apparently dissimilar, the fate of both waterways reflected a similar process, as both lived
Towards an environmental history of the eastern Red River Delta, Vietnam, c.900–1400
  • L. Tana
  • History
    Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
  • 3 September 2014
This article focuses on the eastern region of the Red River Delta, Vietnam, between the tenth and sixteenth centuries. This area was an important centre of economic and population growth in Đại Việt
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