The lotus unleashed : the Buddhist peace movement in South Vietnam, 1964-1966
"Most studies of Vietnam fail to fully explain the war because they focus only on American issues, ignoring the complex domestic South Vietnamese political situation. In The Lotus Unleashed, Robert J. Topmiller examines the Buddhist objections to the war that ultimately led to the Buddhist Crisis of 1966. In one of the first in-depth discussions of an indigenous South Vietnamese peace movement, Topmiller explores the Buddhist-led agitation aimed at installing a civilian government through free elections as part of a larger effort to end the fighting in South Vietnam."
Print Book, English, ©2002
University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, ©2002
xii, 214 pages : map ; 24 cm
9780813122601, 9780813191669, 0813122600, 0813191661