Cultural Modalities of Vietnamese Higher Education

  • Nhai Thi NguyenEmail author
Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 50)


The chapter adopts an inside-out approach to interpreting the cultural modalities of the Vietnamese higher education. It debunks these modalities in three categories: Vietnamese traditions, Confucianism, and Buddhism. Also, it attends closely to post-1945 nation-state identities dominated by Marxism–Leninism and Ho Chi Minh ideologies. This chapter serves as a cornerstone for subsequent chapters to explore various aspects of higher education reforms.


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  1. 1.Monash CollegeClaytonAustralia

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