Religion: Revival in Viet Nam

Last week South Vietnamese celebrated the 2.508th anniversary of the birth of Due Khong Tu, better known as Confucius, by watching schoolgirls in ivory-colored costumes perform ceremonial dances, cheering wildly at basketball games, and listening with hushed attention to speeches by black-turbaned, silk-robed village scholars. Throughout the country citizens were urged to pay even more attention to the ancient Confucian code of ethics. Heads of families were told to shun frivolous entertainments (chess games and orchid exhibitions are permissible), and soldiers were warned that nightclubs and cabarets are morally off-limits to them....

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