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The Story of Viet Nam: From Prehistory to the Present (Shelton Woods)

ISBN 978-0-924304-71-2. 118 pages. Paperback.

“For those who are looking for a very well informed introduction to Việt Nam—from its semi-mythical beginnings some 5,000 years ago all the way up to the twenty-first century—this is the book. Covering politics and war, society and economics, culture and relationships, it provides the essential structure that both teachers and students will want to begin their own explorations of this fascinating country.” — Kenton Clymer, Distinguished Research Professor, Northern Illinois University

“Shelton Woods successfully captures the essential scope and complexity of Vietnamese history and culture in substantive and accessible prose. The focus on the long duration of the country and the ability for Việt Nam to maintain its own identity in the midst of numerous foreign invasions and influences is key among other relevant issues. Professor Woods elegantly frames the relevance of Việt Nam and this book will provide a foundation for teachers in understanding issues of culture and change in a globally connected world.” — Marilyn Levine, Provost, Central Washington University