I was reluctant to get myself involved. But brother and sister, this has
been discussed for quieted sometimes and I did not find a single answer
that was satisfactory. However, I must say, that is the most
unenlightening question question I have ever encountered. But let me
answer it for you once and for all.
Even thought the Vietnamese
language, eating habit, is a distinctive blend of two cultural worlds.
(Vietnamese language is mon-khmer with a lot of borrow sino words,
Vietnamese food is rice and other that can be found in both south east
Asia and East Asia. ) When it come to government, literature,
scholarship, then Vietnam is clearly a participant of East Asia\'s
Does this mean Vietnam "east Asian" or "South East
Asian."? (Whatever the hell that means). First and foremost, we are
Vietnamese. We have distinctive view against both worlds against China
and our South East Asian neighborhoods. The price and sacrifice we paid
for our national survival. We see ourselves between a threatening giant,
China, and hostile South East Asian states. We are neither South East
Asian or East Asian, but simply Vietnamese first and foremost.
We stand on a frontier between East Asia and South East Asia.
edited on 7/4/2013 12:41:41 AM