In many respects, Son Nguyen is a typical practitioner of Cao Dai, a Vietnamese religion that bubbled up from the spirit world in 1926. His voice is gentle but firm. He is dignified, yet relaxed. He wears a bright white tunic and a pleated black... More >>>
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Doanthuc Bui, left, beats nhip sanh sticks while Hien Nguyen prays during a temple service. During Cao Dai services, the sexes separate: men on the right, women on the left.