Divination and Politics in Southern Vietnam: Roots of Caodaism

@article{Jammes2010DivinationAP,
  title={Divination and Politics in Southern Vietnam: Roots of Caodaism},
  author={J{\'e}r{\'e}my Jammes},
  journal={Social Compass},
  year={2010},
  volume={57},
  pages={357 - 371}
}
  • J. Jammes
  • Published 1 September 2010
  • Sociology
  • Social Compass
Caodaism is a Vietnamese religious movement that appeared in colonial Cochinchina in the 1920s. What are the sociological roots of Caodaism? The author attempts to answer this question through an analysis of the Caodaist networks that developed in the early 20th century in Cochinchina. Setting out some ethnographic materials concerning the Chinese Minh religions, the author focuses on only one of the five Minh religions in Vietnam, called Minh Lý (“Enlightened Reason”). He sheds new light on… 

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