A Church from Empire to Nation
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: University of California Press
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Title Page, About the Series, Other Works in the Series, Copyright, Dedication
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List of Illustrations
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This book has taken me a long time to write, and I owe many people and institu-tions a great deal of thanks for their help along the way. I began this project during my time at yale University, where John merriman and ben Kiernan helped me learn how to think about the intersections between European history and South-east Asian history that this book explores. I would not be where I am today with-...
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Scholarship on the history of Catholicism in Vietnam has experienced a renewal since the end of the Cold War and the social and economic transformations of the market reform era in Vietnam. over the last two decades, a growing number of scholars have provided nuanced accounts of Catholicism from its arrival in Viet-nam in the seventeenth century to the present day. missing in this new historiog-...
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...hands bound, necks yoked, three Vietnamese Catholic priests stand surrounded by police, eyes averted, waiting to be photographed (fig. 1). They have just emerged from 33 rue Lagrandière, the central prison of Saigon. After the picture is taken, they embark with their minders onto a waiting steamship. Their destination is the notorious French prison on Poulo Condore, an island of_f the coast of Cochinchina....
1. A Church between the Nguyễn and the French
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At the end of the Sino- French War, the beginning of French control over all Viet-namese territories, about seven hundred thousand Catholics made up roughly 6 to 7 percent of Vietnam’s population. About three- quarters lived in the red river delta in tonkin, modern- day northern Vietnam and the historical heartland of Vietnamese Catholicism. most of these lived in a small area spanning the modern ...
2. A Colonial Church Divided
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In december 1909, a petition from forty- five Catholics from Công Khuni1EBF in hà Đông province came to the attention of a local French of_f_icial. “In the past, our hamlet was rich,” it read; “after becoming Catholic, we were forced to undertake heavy burdens. Pagodas and sacred objects belonging to individuals and to the vil-lage were taken away to benefit the Church. . . . during the harvest we were forced ...
3. The Birth of a National Church
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In the tiny village of Saint- Loup- sur- Thouet in the deux- Sèvres in France, there stands an unusual church honoring the village’s most celebrated son. Théophane Vénard left for Vietnam in 1852, and he died in tonkin in 1861 during a wave of communitarian violence following the French invasion of Co chin china. The church in Saint- Loup, built in his honor, was meant to be a glorious cathedral, ...
4. Vietnamese Catholic Tradition on Trial
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...ngô tuni1EED huni1EA1 was born poor in ninh bình province, not far from the majestic cathe-dral at Phát diuni1EC7m, in 1882. huni1EA1 was intelligent enough to obtain some schooling, and he eventually left his village for hanoi, one hundred kilometers and a world away, where he found work as a low- level administrator in the growing French bureaucracy. he saved carefully until he had enough to purchase a small piece ...
5. A National Church Experienced
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...on July 22, 1939, three young Vietnamese Catholics boarded a ship in hải Phòng for rome. Along with Catholic youth from more than forty other countries, they were going to represent their nation at the first- ever worldwide gathering of young Catholic Workers, a global association meant to mobilize young Catho-lics to meet the challenges of industrial work and economic depression.one.fitted young ...
6. The Culture and Politics of Vietnamese Catholic Nationalism
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...ngô Đình Thuni1EE5c was ordained bishop on may 4, 1938. In his speech, his first thanks went to rome, his “spiritual and intellectual homeland,” and especially to Pope Pius XI and the head of Propaganda Fide for acting as “guides of my first steps in the Episcopal path.” When Thuni1EE5c thanked the mEP, still a powerful presence in Vietnamese Catholic life, he described the society as a loyal servant of rome ...
7. A National Church in Revolution and War
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Father hoàng Quỳnh of Phát diuni1EC7m was thirty- nine years old when France sur-rendered to the Axis powers in June 1940. Seven years earlier, the ordination of nguyễn bá tòng inspired Quỳnh, himself recently ordained, to write a history of his Church that saw the first Vietnamese bishop as a realization of centuries of evolution toward religious independence.one.fitted Like many of his fellow priests of this ...
Epilogue. A National Church Divided
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In late 1954, a book titled A History of Persecutions in Vietnam appeared in stores in the chaos of post- Geneva Saigon. The author, a Catholic named truni1EA7n minh tiuni1EBFt, lost thirteen family members during the First Indochina War. he f_led his home in central Vietnam as part of a mass exodus of hundreds of thousands of Catholics from north to south from mid- 1954 until late 1955. For tiuni1EBFt, as for many of his fel-...
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Page Count: 333
Publication Year: 2012
Series Title: From Indochina to Vietnam: Revolution and War in a Global Perspective