VIETNAM STRONG & FLEXIBLE

The series ‘Vietnam Strong & Flexible’ consist of nine volumes composing a travelogue from

the northern mountains to the Mekong delta. Together the books offer plenty of historical notes

and eye-opening facts leading to strong opinions and observations on culture,

religion, economy, politics and social issues.

 

Books:

1. Hanoi: The first volume concentrates on today’s power center of Hanoi and its historic context

 

2. Hmong Country: The mountainous area in the North East where Hmong tribes live. The text and the 143 original pictures offer the reader a holistic view of the tribal way of life in this uncommon part of Vietnam. The beautiful scenery and the colorful attire of the local women form the background.

 

3. Red River Delta: This volume concentrates on the plains in the wider Red River Delta with a short excursion to Ha Long Bay. The text and the 122 original pictures offer the reader a holistic view of the pursuit of happiness in this oldest historic part of Vietnam.

 

4. Phat Diem Cathedral: A visit to this remarkable sanctuary triggers the motivation to learn about its role in Catholic history in Vietnam, and about its role today in a fast evolving Vietnamese society.

 

5. Quang Binh: A the narrow strip of land, which was the most southern part of North Vietnam, just north of the historic DMZ. The text and the 97 original pictures offer the reader a holistic view of the way of life in this historic border area. The beautiful scenery and the happy demeanor of the local people form the background.

 

6. DMZ - Hue - Da Nang: This volume concentrates on the most northern part of what used to be South Vietnam. We start with the DMZ, we visit historic Quang Tri, the Imperial city of Hué and we end up in Da Nang. The text and the 108 original pictures offer the reader a holistic view of the way of life in this historic region. The beautiful scenery, the rich culture and the happy demeanor of the local people form the background.

 

7. Champa Country: The southern part of Central Vietnam, which is the historic homeland of the medieval Cham people. The text and the 184 original pictures offer the reader a holistic view of today’s way of life in this historic region and highlights the most important historic Cham holy grounds. The beautiful scenery, the rich culture and the happy demeanor of the local people form the background.

 

8. Ho Chi Minh City: Ho Chi Minh City and the surrounding region. The text and the original 191 pictures offer the reader a holistic view of today’s way of life in and around historic Saigon. The beautiful scenery, the rich culture and the happy demeanor of the local people form the background.

 

9. Mekong Delta: The text and the 122 original pictures offer the reader a holistic view of the way of life in this fertile and historic region. The beautiful scenery, the rich culture and the happy demeanor of the local people form the background.

 

 

 

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