Vietnamese Prehistory and International Scholarship – Part 3: Sauer, Solheim & Hòa Bình

The late archaeologist Wilhelm Solheim would probably be very surprised to find that statements he made way back in 1971 are cited today as “evidence” that the ancestors of the Vietnamese were the first people in Asia to cultivate rice. … Continue reading Vietnamese Prehistory and International Scholarship – Part 3: Sauer, Solheim & Hòa Bình

Vietnamese Prehistory and International Scholarship – Part 2: Thought & Solheim

In 1971, archaeologist Wilhelm “Bill” Solheim made some comments in the magazine National Geographic about the origins of agriculture. His comments were premature, and turned out to be false. Then in the late 1990s those comments were discovered by some … Continue reading Vietnamese Prehistory and International Scholarship – Part 2: Thought & Solheim

Nguyễn Đăng Thịnh’s 1744 Request that Nguyễn Phúc Khoát Become Emperor

According to the official chronicles of the Nguyễn Dynasty, the Đại Nam thực lục (hereafter ĐNTL), in 1744 Nguyễn Đăng Thịnh, an official in Đàng Trong, presented a petition to his ruler, Nguyễn Phúc Khoát, the “Nguyễn lord” of Đàng … Continue reading Nguyễn Đăng Thịnh’s 1744 Request that Nguyễn Phúc Khoát Become Emperor