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1. Pre-Modern Times

The Sino-Vietnamese relationship has a history of more than 2000 years during which elements of cooperation, cultural influence, and conflict have been closely, sometimes almost inextricably, linked. The analysis of this intricate network of ambivalent relations has become significantly complicated by a rather unbalanced body of source material. Although there have been numerous arc…

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Will, Gerhard, “Vietnam”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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