Vietnamese culture historically exalted the notion of heroic resistance against

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Vietnamese culture historically exalted the notion of heroic resistance against China Majority of the most famous folk heroines in Vietnamese history are women and men who were immortalized for their heroic struggle against Chinese domination § Tran sisters (40CE): committed suicide rather than surrender to China § Phung Hung (791 CE): military hero who expelled Chinese § 2. - Sino(China) - Vietnamese relations The two sides holds very different ideas about the history of their relations with one another - To China: the single most important feature of Vietnam's history is that Vietnam was part of the Chinese cultural world (along with Korea and Japan) - To Vietnam: the single most important feature of Vietnam's history is the enduring capacity of Vietnamese to resist Chinese domination - Why is it important to look at the history of Sino-Vietnamese relations in the context of studying the two Vietnam Wars (1945-54 and 1954-75)? Throughout the 1950s and 60s, the chief theme of US military intervention in Vietnam was that Vietnam was a "puppet" of Communist China A "Smaller Dragon" who acted at China's behest § -
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