What was the role the statement of religious groups in the development of the anti-colonial feeling in Vietnam?
Vietnam’s religious beliefs were a mixture of Buddhism, Confucianism and local practices. The elites in Vietnam were educated in Chinese and Confucianism. But religious beliefs among the peasantry were shaped by a variety of syncretic traditions that combined Buddhism and local beliefs. Christianity, introduced by French missionaries, was intolerant of this easygoing attitude and viewed the Vietnamese tendency to revere the supernatural as something to be corrected. This turned many religious movements hostile to the Western presence .Scholars movement in 1868 and the Hoa Hao led to uprisings and attracted the masses by widespreading and developing anti colonial feeling in Vietnam.
Veitnamese practise buddhism, confuscianism and other local practise
- Christianity was initially introduced by the french and Veitnam and when the french tried to make it popular it lead to conflicts between french and veitnamese.
- from 18th century many religious movements began against the western presence.for eg the officials at imperial court began the scholar revolt in 1868.
- the french tried to supress the religious revolts by using its power but this however united the Veitnamese.