The People of Vietnam: Their Voices and Lived Experiences


Yukio Shimura (Editor)

Series: Countries and Cultures of the World
BISAC: SOC002010

In The People of Vietnam: Their Voices and Lived Experiences, a study is presented on Vietnamese migration to the Czech Republic, its modi operandi, and the exploitative strategies established by various agents involved in the practice. The authors discuss how Vietnamese migrants are manipulated, abused, and decieved by unofficial agencies and organizations engaged in the smuggling of people, as well by as licensed labor agencies for profit. Next, a study is presented on China-Vietnam marriages, in the context that these women have “the capacity to imagine and desire, to choose and to act (or to choose not to act), caring a lot about self development and expression.” They have tactically manipulated complicated realities in the framework of the China-Vietnam border to better their economic circumstances, and reshape their personal, familial, and social relationships. The authors continue with a study examining Vietnamese students’ proficiency level, their perceptions of an English curriculum, and course books suitable for them through two surveys. The following chapter reviews anthropometric characteristics of Vietnamese adolescents aged 11-14.5 in 2016, suggesting that solutions should be implemented to improve stature to meet the requirements of industrialization and modernization. The book closes with a chapter introducing a support system for Vietnamese ontology construction from text documents. Pattern-based learning is used as a major method for extracting concepts and concept relations from text input data, and a document converter is established to make Vietnamese documents compatible with the GATE system.


Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Long Trip to Paradise: A Darker Side of the Vietnamese Migration to the Czech Republic (pp. 1-48)
Miroslav Nožina and Filip Kraus

Chapter 2. The Making of a Modern Self: Vietnamese Women Talking about Their Cross-Border Migration to and Marriage in China (pp. 49-90)
Pengli Huang

Chapter 3. Improving English Language Teaching in Vietnam: Voices from University Teachers and Students (pp. 91-120)
Hoang Yen Phuong

Chapter 4. Anthropometric Characteristics of Vietnamese Adolescents in 2016: Results from a Cross-Sectional Study (pp. 121-140)
Nguyen Nam Trung, Le Thu Trang and Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh

Chapter 5. Managing the Power of Knowledge: A Semi-Automatic Construction Tool for Vietnamese Ontology (pp. 141-158)
Bao-An Nguyen and Don-Lin Yang

Index (pp. 159)

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