Vietnamese Prehistory and International Scholarship – Part 1: Introduction

For the past half century or so there has been an idea circulating in the Vietnamese world that holds that the ancestors of the Vietnamese were the first people to inhabit the Asian mainland, and that they established the foundations of East Asian civilization but were then driven southward by the Han Chinese who claimed that civilization as their own.

In recent years, individuals who promote this view of the past have cited Western scholarship to support their views. In this video series we will examine the Western scholarship that is used to support this perspective on prehistory.

The video below is an introduction to this topic.

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