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What was meant by the ‘civilizing mission’ of the colonizers?
Huynh Phu So
Explain the following:
Only one-third of the students in Vietnam would pass the school-leaving examination.
The French began building canals and draining lands in the Mekong delta.
The government made the Saigon Native Girls School take back the students it had expelled.
Rats were most common in the modern, newly built areas of Hanoi.
Describe the ideas behind the Tonkin Free School. To what extent was it a typical example of colonial ideas in Vietnam?
What was Phan Chu Trinh’s objective for Vietnam? How were his ideas different from those of Phan Boi Chanu?
With reference to what you have read in this chapter, discuss the influence of China on Vietnam’s culture and life.
What was the role of religious groups in the development of anti-colonial feeling in Vietnam?
Explain the cause of the US involvement in the war in Vietnam. What effect did this involvement have on life within the US itself?
Write an evaluation of the Vietnamese war against the US from the point of
(a) A porter on the Ho Chi Minh trail
(b) A woman soldier
What was the role of women in the anti-imperial struggle in Vietnam? Compare this with the role of woman in the nationalist struggle in India.