We know little about the Mekong delta's multi-ethnic and religiously diverse social landscape. What are the links between this regionâ€™s ethno-religious pluralism and its economic vitality? What capacity do its many ethnic and religious-based groups have for communicating across cultures and sustaining communities in a globalizing economy? The project attempts to explain the apparent paradox of the Mekong deltaâ€™s economic integration in the face of its pronounced ethno-religious complexity. It will address these questions in two ethnographic monographs, on the deltaâ€™s ethnic Khmer and middle class, and several articles on the ethnic Chinese, religious cosmopolitanism and urbanism.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/06 → 31/12/12|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): A$625,000.00
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