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From customary law through "huong uoc" (village rules) to the state law

Huong uoc” is of the Viet (Kinh) majority people and the product of village culture. It was written in Han (Chinese), Nom (Demotic or ancient Vietnamese) or Vietnamese scripts, and passed down from generation to generation. It is likely that at first, “huong uoc” was also made in verses and, like the customary law, orally transmitted among villagers, then later recorded in documents, in “huong uoc”. The relationship between the country and the village, between the State law and the village rule (huong uoc) is a diversified and complicated relationship.

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  • English
  • Ethnic minorities and indigenous people
  • Laws and regulations
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  • Viet Nam
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Associate Professor Dr. Nguyen Xuan Kinh
Deputy Director
Folklore Research Institute

Author (individual) PGS.TS Nguyễn Xuân Kính
Publication place Vietnam
Publisher Vietnam Law and Legal Forum Magazine
Publication date 2011
Pagination 1
Keywords Huong uoc,village rules,customary law
Date uploaded May 4, 2018, 10:22 (UTC)
Date modified May 8, 2018, 10:47 (UTC)