Matriarchy and Vietnam History

Matriarchy (or gynecocracy) refers to a gynecocentric form of society, in which the leading role is taken by the women and especially by the mothers of a community.

In Vietnam, the role of the female in the family is very highly honored.

The strong matriarchal heritage of Vietnam dates back to early history.

It is thought that women in earlyVietnamhistory often take leadership positions with little opposition.

The Trưng Sisters and Triệu Thị Trinh are among famous women warriors that led the resistance against Chinese occupation of the country.

Trưng Trắc and Trưng Nhị were the two Trưng Sisters (also known as “Hai Bà Trưng“).

Although their resistance against the Chinese Han Dynasty was short-lived, they are regarded and honored as Vietnamese heroines.

Triệu Thị Trinh is another heroine in Vietnamese history.

Regarded as the Vietnamese Joan of Arc, Lady Triệu (Bà Triệu) successful resisted the Kingdom of Wu for a brief period of time.

Due to the roles that these female leaders played in the preservation of the country, the impact that these women left made Vietnam more receptive and appreciative of the roles of women in society.

Before influences of the Chinese occupation and Confucius principles,Vietnam was a matriarchal society.

Remnants of the values of women and their leadership still remain to this very day in the home and in society.

 Source: Wikipedia, OneVietnam.org

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