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The Resource Cult, culture, and authority : Princess Liẽ̂u Hạnh in Vietnamese history, Olga Dror

Cult, culture, and authority : Princess Liẽ̂u Hạnh in Vietnamese history, Olga Dror

Label
Cult, culture, and authority : Princess Liẽ̂u Hạnh in Vietnamese history
Title
Cult, culture, and authority
Title remainder
Princess Liẽ̂u Hạnh in Vietnamese history
Statement of responsibility
Olga Dror
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Princess Liễu Hạnh, often called the Mother of the Vietnamese people by her followers, is one of the most prominent goddesses in Vietnamese popular religion. First emerging some four centuries ago as a local sect appealing to women, the princess' cult has since transcended its geographical and gender boundaries and remains vibrant today. Who was this revered deity? Was she a virtuous woman or a prostitute? Why did people begin worshiping her and why have they continued? Cult, Culture, and Authority traces Liễu Hạnh's cult from its ostensible appearance in the sixteenth century to its present-day prominence in North Vietnam and considers it from a broad range of perspectives, as religion and literature and in the context of politics and society.Over time, Liễu Hạnh's personality and cult became the subject of numerous literary accounts, and these historical texts are a major source for this book. Author Olga Dror explores the authorship and historical context of each text considered, treating her subject in an interdisciplinary way. Her interest lies in how these accounts reflect the various political agendas of successive generations of intellectuals and officials. The same cult was called into service for a variety of ideological ends: feminism, nationalism, Buddhism, or Daoism
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Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dror, Olga
Dewey number
299.5/92
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2057.G63
LC item number
D76 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Southeast Asia--politics, meaning, and memory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lieu Hanh, Princess (Vietnamese deity)
  • Vietnam
  • Religion and politics
  • Vietnam
  • Lieu Hanh, Princesse (Divinité vietnamienne)
  • Religion et politique
  • Viêt-nam
  • Viêt-nam
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Religion and politics
  • Vietnam
Label
Cult, culture, and authority : Princess Liẽ̂u Hạnh in Vietnamese history, Olga Dror
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing hagiographies, creating history -- The appearance of Liẽ̂u Hạnh's cult -- Contending narratives in classical voices -- Vernacularization of the sublime -- From superstition to cultural tradition
Control code
256468302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824862077
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
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22573/ctt6686tv
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256468302
Label
Cult, culture, and authority : Princess Liẽ̂u Hạnh in Vietnamese history, Olga Dror
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Writing hagiographies, creating history -- The appearance of Liẽ̂u Hạnh's cult -- Contending narratives in classical voices -- Vernacularization of the sublime -- From superstition to cultural tradition
Control code
256468302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824862077
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6686tv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)256468302

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