Culture, Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam
Routledge – 2002 – 288 pages
Series: Anthropology of Asia
This is a study of the history and consequences of the revolutionary campaign to transform culture and ritual in northern Vietnam. Based upon official documents and several years of field research in Thinh Liet commune - a Red River delta community near Hanoi - it provides the first detailed accounting of the nature of revolutionary cultural reform in Vietnam, as well as how those reforms continue to animate contemporary socio-cultural life.
Shaun Malarney is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at International Christian University, Tokyo.