From Spiritual Homes to National Shrines: Religious Traditions and Nation-Building in Vietnam

@article{Roszko2012FromSH,
  title={From Spiritual Homes to National Shrines: Religious Traditions and Nation-Building in Vietnam},
  author={Edyta Roszko},
  journal={East Asia},
  year={2012},
  volume={29},
  pages={25-41}
}
  • Edyta Roszko
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • East Asia
  • As in China and Soviet Russia, religion in Vietnam was considered to be harmful superstition. However, a glimpse into the Governmental Gazette – Công Báo – displays the important transformation of the state’s policy toward religion that became translated into national representation. While this article focuses on nation-building as a dynamic cultural process that leads to the promotion of selected religious practices as ‘national heritage,’ it also explores the state-society relationship beyond… CONTINUE READING
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