Ancestors in Vietnam

Markus Vorpahl (
5 Dec 1994 16:28:11 GMT

Help -

I am writing my M.A.-thesis in the ritual (or cult) of ancestor worshipping in
Vietnam. There is quite some literature in french and a little bit in vietnamese
(which I'm unfortunately almost unable to read). So, if you know anybody who
worked on this or a similar subject or if you came across some texts about it, I
would highly appreciate any information.

By the way, I spent almost one year in Hanoi and got the idea that there are not
many anthropologists/ethnologists working in the area. As I liked the country and
met some scientists there, it would be interesting to hear about people who did
or intend to do some fieldwork (or scientific tourism) in Indochina.

Please reply to: Markus Vorpahl

Many thanks in advance