T H E RO Y AL A N TI Q U ITI E S C OLL E C TIO N O F T H E N G U Y E N D Y N A S T Y, V I E T N A M – TAASA Review March 2014


This article was originally found in the March 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 1, Page 7).

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Kerry Nguyen-Long O n the afternoon of 30 August 1945 a crowd gathered in front of the Ngo Mon Gate entrance to the Imperial City in Hue.

They were there to hear King Bao Dai (r.1925-1945) read the abdication edict.

The king wore his imperial robes, golden turban and beaded footwear...