Essays that demonstrate ways to qreadq the pasts of Vietnam through detailed analyses of its art, chronicles, legends, documents, and monuments. The book's many voices undermine the idea of a single Vietnamese past. All the essays, while varied, are connected by their common concerns with language and text.... representing male and female babies, which women and men who wish to have children caress while whispering to them, aquot;Please come home with me. ... In the old days, it was the beginning of the farming season of the northern delta. That is also the start of the rains and the stormy season in Viet Nam. ... Rice grows during the rainy season and matures to be harvested at the beginning of the dry season. A Dong ... The white horse myth appears to be a cultural influence from India.
|Title||:||Essays Into Vietnamese Pasts|
|Author||:||Keith Weller Taylor, John K. Whitmore|
|Publisher||:||SEAP Publications - 1995-01-01|