Main Hall, Cao Dai Temple, Tay Ninh, Tay Ninh Province
Cao Dai, a religious sect with a number of branches and an estimated two million practitioners, was founded in 1919 by Ngo
Van Chieu. Cao Dai (literally, “High Tower,” a Taoist designation for the supreme deity) is an eclectic, all unifying faith
whose saints include Christ, Buddha, Victor Hugo, and Winston Churchill. When Vietnam was under French and Japanese control,
the sect kept its own army.
Clifford, Geoffrey, Photographer
Balaban, John, 1943-, Collaborator
Vietnam. Pictorial works.
Vietnam--Social life and customs. Pictorial works
Caption text by John Balaban
Originally donated to the South/Southeast Asia Library, and transferred to The Bancroft Library.
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