Fourth Uncle in the Mountain: The Remarkable Legacy of a Buddhist Itinerant Doctor in Vietnam

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  • 384 pages
  • Fourth Uncle in the Mountain: The Remarkable Legacy of a Buddhist Itinerant Doctor in Vietnam
  • Marjorie Pivar
  • English
  • 16 November 2017
  • 0312314310

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      Fourth Uncle in the Mountain: The Remarkable Legacy of a Buddhist Itinerant Doctor in Vietnam
Set during the French and American wars in South Vietnam, Fourth Uncle in the Mountain is the true story of an orphan, Quang Van Nguyen, adopted by a sixty four year old monk, Thau, who carries great responsibility for his people as a barefoot doctor Thau manages against all odds to raise his son to follow in his footsteps and in doing so saves him, as well as a part of Vietnam s esoteric knowledge from the Vietnam holocaust Thau is wanted by the French regime and occasionally must flee in to the jungle, where he is perfectly at home living among the animals As wise and resourceful as Thau is, he meets his match in his mischievous son Quang is interested in learning Cambodian sorcery and martial arts than in developing his skills and wisdom according to his father s plan Fourth Uncle in the Mountain is an odyssey of a single father folk hero and his foundling son in a land ravaged by the atrocities of war It is a classic story complete with humor, tragedy, and insight, from a country where ghosts and magic are real. Download Fourth Uncle in the Mountain: The Remarkable Legacy of a Buddhist Itinerant Doctor in Vietnam – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ Fourth Uncle in the Mountain: The Remarkable Legacy of a Buddhist Itinerant Doctor in Vietnam

  1. Jimmy says:

    This book is filled with ghosts, souls, spirits, magic, incantations, charms, sorcerers, sorcery That s both its strength and its weakness I mean am I supposed to believe some of this nonsense Once I start doubting, I start questioning the rest of the story It is the story of the orphan boy Quang Van Nguyen who is adopted by a 64 year old Buddhist monk He experiences the war with the French and then the Americans Although he is pretty much an observer He will flee Communist rule in Vietna This book is filled with ghosts, souls, spirits, magic, incantations, charms, sorcerers, sorcery That s both its strength and its weakness I mean am I supposed to believe some of this nonsense Once I start doubting, I start questioning the rest of the story It is the story of the orphan boy Quang Van Nguyen who is adopted by a 64 year old Buddhist monk He experiences the war with the...

  2. Pam Mcmahon says:

    I can only recall one other book that reached out and grabbed my soul to the same extent as Fourth Uncle, and that book is The Grapes of Wrath That is not to say there are similarities in the writing style or the story line only that there is such depth of humanity It begins during the French occupation of South Vietnam and carries through to the end of the Vietnam war and the fall to the Communist North As an autobiography of the son of a well respected monk and itinerant Chinese herbal med I can only recall one other book that reached out and grabbed my soul to the same extent as Fourth Uncle, and that book is The Grapes of Wrath That is not to say there are similarities in the writing style or the story line only that there is such depth of humanity It begins during the French occupation of South Vietnam and carries through to the end of the Vietnam war and the fall to the Communist North As an autobiography of the son of a well respected monk and itinerant Chinese herbal medicine doctor, the story takes you through an amazing account of not only the ravages of war on civilian populations, but is also an introduction to a culture steeped in mysticism and the possibilities of human consciousness It depicts the death of that culture, under the restrictive Communist rule but also revealed to me the extent to which ...

  3. Colin says:

    Ah yes a mystical book indeed This memoir has many things I like woven into the drama of the conflicts in Vietnam The picture painted of vietnamese culture is full of magic, superstition, martial arts, tradition and some pretty funky sounding fish sauce Following the author from the day he was discovered abandoned in a busy market through many strange journeys and encounters His father, a powerful traditional healer, acting as a guiding hand throughout All in all a great book that gives you Ah yes a mystical book indeed This memoir has many things I like woven into the drama of...

  4. Ellen says:

    Fourth Uncle In The Mountain The Remarkable Legacy of a Buddhist Itinerant Doctor in Vietnam co authored by Quang Van Nguyen and Marjory Pilar is a richly remembered and beautifully told life in which tradition survives the ravages of war The writing is superbly present The jungle air wrapped around me and welcomed me back There was a hum, a melody, and a fragrance I remembered the sounds had ears, and would hush in...

  5. Elizabeth says:

    This is another book that I ve read twice It has helped me realize that my view of reality and the West s view of medicine is far from complete I was amazed the the medical applications mentioned in the book and liked...

  6. Pat says:

    A memoir, a history, a book of secrets, sorcerers, and spirituality This is the story of Nguyen Van Quang from his birth in Vietnam in 1950 until his immigration to the US Woven through the account of one wise man attempting to teach his mischievous son to follow in his footsteps as a widely respected and beloved barefoot doctor, there is rich, magical lore and the complex worlds of traumatized souls and ghosts cloud snakes the realms of cac dan little people , various demons, and spirits A memoir, a history, a book of secrets, sorcerers, and spirituality This is the story of Nguyen Van Quang from his birth in Vietnam in 1950 until his immigration to the US Woven through the account of one wise man attempting to teach his mischievous son to follow in his footsteps as a widely respected and beloved barefoot doctor, there is rich, magical lore and the complex worlds of traumatized souls and ghosts cloud snakes the realms of cac dan little people , various demons, and spirits from the Forbid...

  7. Maryan says:

    The barefoot doctor of the title is a remarkable man with an intriguing life story He was found abandoned in a basket at a market in South Vietnam in 1950 and adopted by a 64 year old monk, Thau Van Nguyen, a healer dedicated to his people Quang s early years were spent with his aunt Gioi who treated him with love, indulgence and tenderness When he was 9 his Dad came for him to begin his training as a healer Initially he is rebellious, pretty much a brat and interestedin martial arts a The barefoot doctor of the title is a remarkable man with an intriguing life story He was found abandoned in a basket at a market in South Vietnam in 1950 and adopted by a 64 year old monk, Thau Van Nguyen, a healer dedicated to his people Quang s early years were spent with his aunt Gioi who treated him with love, indulgence and tenderness When he was 9 his Dad came for him to begin his trainin...

  8. Tina Stroh says:

    Loved it Nice mix of history, spirituality, mysticism and superstition A tale of a true healer I have had a fascination with faith healing and studied it in Madagascar so I devoured this book.

  9. Rah~ri says:

    Nate I still think U should call the Aliens to come and get u instead of investigating shamanism Once you start investigating They Will Come And Get You Anyway But if your still interested in that stuff, Maybe you should check this one out Not for the writing but to see some of the cross over in approaches taken in other cultures Kind of goes in line with some of the stuff Vizenor talks about May seem a bit sensational to lot s of folks unless th...

  10. Lindsay Gasik says:

    The Vietnam War is practically immortalized in pop culture, but we rarely get to see what life was like for the noncombatants trying desperately to go about their normal lives Earth Uncle in the Mountain is a captivating growing up tale in which violence hovers on the fringes of young Quang s life However this book isn t just a memoir Told with a charming simplicit...