Potent Places in Central Vietnam: ‘Everything that Comes Out of the Earth is Cham

To cite this article: Anne-Valérie Schweyer (2017): Potent Places in Central Vietnam:
‘Everything that Comes Out of the Earth is Cham’, The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, DOI:
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/14442213.2017.1370478

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Weaving Life Across Borders: The Cham Muslim Migrants Traversing Vietnam and Malaysia

Angie Ngoc TranImage result for Angie Ngoc Tran California State University, Monterey Bay

California State University, Monterey Bay, USA
e-mail: atran@csumb.edu

Focusing on the understudied Cham (Sunni) Muslims who live in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam, decades after Vietnam joined the market system, I found that they have sustained their century-old mobile ways of life—including retailing, fishing, and sewing—in close connection with the global Islamic community to make a living and to continue their religious studies. But a mixed picture emerges in their response to Vietnam’s labor export policy since 2002: practicing geographical agency with short-term successes but facing more risks as both men and women engage in extra local journeys, crossing borders into Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia. Continue reading

Heritage and cultural tourism: the role of the aesthetic when visiting Mỹ Sơn and Cham Museum, Vietnam


Image result for Bao tang ChamThu Thi Trinha and Chris Ryanb*

Danang College of Econ

omics and Planning, Da Nang City, Vietnam;

University of Waikato Management School, Hamilton, New Zealand

(Received 22 October 2014; accepted 19 May 2015)

[Current Issues in Tourism]

Research on motivations and perceptions of tourists at a cultural heritage site is not rare but the personal and aesthetic context of visitors’ experiences have been neglected in much of the literature on cultural tourist attraction management. Using qualitative methods, this study explores the nature of demand for heritage tourism with particular attention to the appreciation gained by visitors of indigenous Cham culture, its arts of exotic sculptures, and its monuments and architecture. These dimensions describe an evolutionary experience of place that moves some tourists from a position of relatively shallow interest to an almost spiritual position due in some part to the role of the aesthetic that rises from landscape and dance. Continue reading

Articulations of Southeast Asian Religious Modernisms: Islam in Early 20th Century Cambodia & Cochinchina

William B. Noseworthy

[ Abstract ]

This article is about the emergence of Islamic modernism among Cham Muslim communities in Cambodia and Cochinchina during the early 20th century. Based on a combined critical reading of existing scholarship, historicized first-hand anthropological accounts, as well as archival sources from the National Archives of Cambodia and the Vietnam National Archives II, it argues accounts of modernists in these sources were either (1) cast through a French colonial reading of a Buddhist state lens and (2) cast through a Malay lens, based upon the Kaum Muda/Kaum Tua divide. First, it proceeds with a historical explanation of the emergence of Islam and the discourse used to describe Muslim communities in Vietnamese, French, and Cham language sources. Then, it turns the narrative toward an examination of the emergence of the “Kaum Muda” or “New Group” of reformist-minded modernist Muslims in early 20th century Cambodia. Delineating the networks of these intellectuals as they stretched across the border through Cochinchina, also highlights a pre-existing transnational element to the community, one that well predates current discussions of twenty-first-century transnationalism. Through a combination of the study of multiple language sources and historical methods, the article highlights the importance of polylingualism in the study of the history of Muslims in Southeast Asia.

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[Dissertation] Tác động của các yếu tố xã hội, văn hoá đến tình trạng dinh dưỡng của phụ nữ Chăm trong giai đoạn mang thai và cho con bú (Nghiên cứu ở huyện Tân Châu, tỉnh Tây Ninh)


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Chăm Asulam: Tự khép kín trong một đô thị phát triển?

Phạm Quỳnh Phương

v3Thông qua nghiên cứu về người Chăm Hồi giáo (Chăm Asulam) tại thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, tác giả xem xét một số định kiến đối với các tộc người thiểu số ở Việt Nam. Đưa ra những lý giải khác về đời sống và thực hành văn hoá tôn giáo của người Chăm, tác giả lập luận rằng, từ góc độ nghiên cứu, cái nhìn cởi mở và thừa nhận sự đa dạng văn hoá là cần thiết cho việc diễn giải văn hoá tộc người(1).

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