"A short essay on Vietnam's geopolitical history, from pre-civilization
times to the 20th century."
What's in a Name? [Asia Society]
A short essay about the "many names and identities" Vietnam has had over the
of Vietnam: Vietnamese Independence (950-1859) [Windows
on Asia, Michigan State University]
"From the 11th to 13th centuries, the independence of the Vietnamese Kingdom
(Dai Viet) was consolidated under the emperors of the Ly Dynasty, founded by Ly Thai
To in 1009. The emperors of this dynasty reorganized the administrative system, founded
the nation's first university (The Temple of Literature in Hanoi), promoted agriculture
and built the first embankments for flood control along the Red River."
Primary Source w/DBQs Excerpts
from the "Text of the Stone Inscription for the Duke of
Ly, the Thai Uy of Cu Viet Kingdom (Do Anh Vu)"
[PDF] [Asia for Educators]
The Ly monarchy of Dai Viet
developed strongly through the eleventh and twelfth centuries. After
three strong Ly kings, power devolved to queen mothers,
their kin, and strong court ministers. In the middle of the twelfth
century, that minister was Do Anh Vu (1114-1159). Here an
inscription carved in stone tells of his rise to power in the royal
court and his valued government service inside the land and
against its rivals.
Southeast Asia, 1000-1400 A.D. [Timeline of Art
History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
"The Khmer capital at Angkor is the center of a powerful, opulent
empire that includes most of continental Southeast Asia. The Angkor
period is noted for the vast number of breathtaking monuments constructed
from the late ninth to the thirteenth century." With
a period overview, list of key events, and nine related artworks.
State University's Windows on Asia for
more on the history of other Southeast Asian countries,
including Cambodia, Thailand,
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