Bac Bo


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Bac Bo

 

a large region of Vietnam including the northern part of the country, the major part of the territory of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV). The name came into use at the time of the formation of the DRV (1945).

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In contrast, oral traditions hold that Bac Bo was the nucleus of an indigenously developed Vietnamese civilisation with powerful kingdoms ruling over vast populations before the arrival of the Chinese (Taylor 1983: 3-23; Tessitore 1989: 36).
These objects imply the presence of ranked and complex polities with large populations living in the highly productive agricultural areas of the Bac Bo region (Wheatley 1983; Tessitore 1989; Miksic 2000; Stark 2006).
However, the investigations at Co Loa, compared with the currently available evidence of written sources and archaeology, do indicate that a local and indigenous state-like polity had emerged in the Bac Bo region during the Dongson period and prior to Han colonisation.
The 2000 Vinh Bac Bo Pact includes only a vaguely worded clause stipulating that "when gas is confirmed, the two sides will explore it together.