The author tried to explain Vietnamese in terms of "yin/yang", which as claimed as very original and insightful. Original, agreed. Yet this also makes the book so obscure to me. Especially when he claimed Vietnamese people are practicing the culture of "yin".
What the heck? Does it mean they are a nation of negation? Not exactly. Yang, here, is orthodox; Yin, is the hybrid culture which usually regards as the "hidden side". Then I get lost.
However, as if you are a reader like me, who wants to obtain a overall picture of Vietnamese history up to Vietnam-American War, it is not bad.
BTW, would appreciate if someone suggest titles which are discussing the contemporary Vietnam. Thanks in advance....Continua