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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 526-531
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-25
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Dualistic Behavior of Vietnamese in Folk-songs and Proverbs

Tran Thi Thom1, and Tran Thi Ngoc2

1Department of Political Education, Hanoi Metropolitan University, Hanoi, Vietnam

2Department of Psychology Education, Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi, Vietnam

Pub. Date: May 07, 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Educational Research in Vietnam: From Fundamentals to Application)

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Tran Thi Thom and Tran Thi Ngoc. Dualistic Behavior of Vietnamese in Folk-songs and Proverbs. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(5):526-531. doi: 10.12691/education-6-5-25


Folk-songs and proverbs of Vietnam are literature genres combined between mentality and spirit of the country over the history course, and reflect material and spiritual life of generations of the labor masses. Through folk-songs and proverbs, we realize the soul, spirit and characteristics of the country and the unique behavior of our ancestor. And one of the most interesting such characteristics is “dualistic behavior” (a flexible way of treating things under many factors with many point view, sometimes being in contrast with each other). This article will survey the “dualistic behavior” reflected in folk-songs and proverbs in order to point out advantages and disadvantages of this way of behavior, help us obtain a clearer understand from and form a correct thought and response which contributes to social development.

folk-songs proverbs Vietnamese dualistic behavior dialectical

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