ERIC Number: ED334341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Introduction to Cambodian Culture; Laos Culturally Speaking; Introduction to Vietnamese Culture.
Chhim, Sun-Him; And Others
This document comprises three booklets that serve as a foundation for understanding the cultural diversity and values of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese students. Each booklet reviews the country's history and geography. "Introduction to Cambodian Culture" (S. Chhim) discusses the following topics: (1) the Khmer concept of individual worth; (2) the family; (3) the language system; (4) the education system; (5) religion; (6) art forms and expression; (7) literature, the performing arts, and crafts; (8) important ceremonies; (9) holidays and festivals; and (10) recreation and leisure. "Laos Culturally Speaking" (K. Luangpraseut) discusses the following topics: (1) the Lao and their universe; (2) the concept of a human being; (3) the perception of human life; (4) the life circle; (5) important ceremonies; (6) major holidays and festivals; (7) family structure; (8) living conditions; (9) wisdom versus knowledge; (10) literature; and (11) the Lao and the outside world. "Introduction to Vietnamese Culture" (H. D. Te) discusses the following topics: (1) man in relation to himself; (2) man in relation to family and society; (3) language and nonverbal communication; (4) politics and economics; (5) nature; (6) values; (7) the education system; (8) religion; (9) philosophy of life; and (10) language as an expression of the individual's relationship to himself and the outer world. Each booklet includes a bibliography and appendixes. Four maps, one chart, and three illustrations are also included. (FMW)
Descriptors: Asian History, Cambodians, Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Cultural Traits, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnology, Foreign Countries, Geography, Individual Differences, Laotians, Values, Vietnamese People
Multifunctional Resource Center, San Diego State University, 5300 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: San Diego State Univ., CA. Multifunctional Resource Center.
Identifiers - Location: Cambodia; Laos; Vietnam
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A