The purpose of this study is to survey the different levels of indigenization of the Ming Huong People (MHP) and ethnic Chinese in Vietnam. The first half of the seventeenth century saw the fall of the Ming Empire in China. After the fall of the Koxinga regime in Taiwan, some former subordinates such as Dương Ngạn Địch and Trần Thượng Xuyên brought three thousand soldiers to central Vietnam. They were called MHP. Most of them intermarried with the local Vietnamese women. Gradually, MHP identified themselves as Vietnamese people. Nowadays, MHP speak only Vietnamese rather Chinese. In contrast to the MHP, there were Chinese immigrants moving to Vietnam at a later time, especially at the end of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. They are currently categorized by Vietnamese government as ethnic Chinese (nguoi Hoa), consisting of five major sub-groups according to the original homeland they came from in China. In general, besides Vietnamese, they may maintain their vernacular languages and customs to some extent. Moreover, they are more likely to identify themselves as Chinese instead of Vietnamese.
|Translated title of the contribution||Identity and Indigenization: Minh Huong People versus Ethnic Chinese in Vietnam|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Journal||臺灣國際研究季刊 = Taiwan International Studies Quarterly|
|Publication status||Published - 2013 Dec 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Social Sciences(all)