Ancestors in Vietnam

Markus Vorpahl (
5 Dec 1994 15:55:46 GMT

Help -

I'm writing my M.A.-thesis on ritual (or cult) of ancestor worship in Vietnam. There is some literature about this in french and a little in vietnamese -
which I'm unfortunately not realy able to read. So, if you know anyone who worked on this subject or if you came across some texts about it, I would
highly appreciate getting some information.

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

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Many thanks in andvance