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The Virgin Heads South: Northern Catholic Refugees in South Vietnam, 1954-1964

Hansen, Peter (2009) The Virgin Heads South: Northern Catholic Refugees in South Vietnam, 1954-1964. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, UNSPECIFIED.


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This thesis examines the flight of the baéc di cö after 1954, and their evolution as a distinctive micro-culture within the Vietnamese Catholic Church. It examines why Northern Catholics fled south, the influences on their decision to do so, and records their rise to predominance within their southern host Church.

Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Philosophy)
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Assimilation, Bishops, Communism, Culture, Dioceses, Ecclesiology, Integration, Propaganda, Refugees, Regionalism, Resettlement, Transmigration, Bui Van Luong, John Dooley, Ho Chi Minh, Edward Lansdale, Le Huu Tu, Pham Ngoc Chi, Ngo Dinh Diem, Bui Chu, Cai San, Dong Nai, Gia Dinh, Ho Nai, Nghe An, Phat Diem, Vinh
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950499 Religion and Ethics not elsewhere classified
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Users 4 not found.
Date Deposited: 26 May 2009 04:50
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2011 15:37
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/13

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