Tay Son uprising, 1771-1802 : reassessing Viet Nam's relations with the Malay Archipelago

Ku, Boon Dar and Azlizan Mat Enh, (2022) Tay Son uprising, 1771-1802 : reassessing Viet Nam's relations with the Malay Archipelago. Geografia : Malaysian Journal of Society and Space, 18 (2). pp. 103-114. ISSN 2180-2491


Official URL: https://ejournal.ukm.my/gmjss/issue/view/1523


This article aims to elucidate the history of interactions between Viet Nam and the Malay Archipelago’s kingdoms during the Tay Son brothers’ insurrection, with a particular emphasis on how foreign relations were linked. The study also discusses the reasons for Viet Nam’s selection of the Malay Archipelago, despite the fact that Viet Nam maintained a closed-door policy with the outside world in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This study is significant because it demonstrates the contact and connectivity between Viet Nam and the Archipelago in the early 17th century. This is because the Vietnamese have always regarded the Malay realm as a region rich in natural riches and jewels. The study employs a quantitative method to undertake a content analysis of texts, particularly original sources such as Nguyen Dynasty (Vietnam) and Qing Dynasty (China) palace documents gathered from Vietnamese and Chinese archives. The study indicated that the Malay Archipelago became the sole destination specifically mentioned by the Vietnamese people as a place of sanctuary and a place to seek assistance during their country’s economic collapse and political degradation.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Early Nguyen; Johor; Malay archipelago; Malacca; Nguyen Phuc Anh; Tay Son uprising
Journal:Geografia ; Malaysian Journal of Society and Space
ID Code:19819
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Deposited On:19 Sep 2022 01:13
Last Modified:24 Sep 2022 23:44

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