Ethnic, Religious and Social Bases of Community in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam

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    We know little about the Mekong delta's multi-ethnic and religiously diverse social landscape. What are the links between this region’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 delta’s economic integration in the face of its pronounced ethno-religious complexity. It will address these questions in two ethnographic monographs, on the delta’s ethnic Khmer and middle class, and several articles on the ethnic Chinese, religious cosmopolitanism and urbanism.
    Effective start/end date1/01/0631/12/12


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$625,000.00


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