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Early development of Vietnam How did the early development of Vietnam compare and contrast with that of Korea? What were the similarities and differences in their relationship with Chinese governmental and cultural influences?

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In the thirteenth century, Mongols were invading East Asia. The Mongols took China and invaded Korea and made it a vassal for China. However, the Mongols were not able to make a vassal of Vietnam. Although they attempted to invade, their influence would not have been as strong since they were not successful.

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Your answer all depends upon how far back "early development" goes to your mind. Archaeologists say the Indochina Peninsula has been inhabited since the Paleolithic era, and the Vietnamese culture goes back to the Neolithic era. Multiple migrations populated the area. The Vietnamese language reveals the identity of the migrants as it combines elements of the Mon-Khmer, Tai, and Austronesian languages. Vietnamese also contains borrowed Chinese words that relate to philosophy, government, and literature; these are from later Chinese periods.

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The spread of Buddhism from China into Korea and Viet Nam was a major cultural influence emanating from...

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