[News] Cham Studies in Vijaya

Members of the Cham Studies team were honored to participate in the first ever conference on “Binh Dinh Ancient Ceramics – Vijaya Kingdom and Its Relationship with Thang Long Citadel – Dai Viet (11th – 15th Centuries)”. This event in Quy Nhon city hosted international researchers coming from as far as Switzerland, France, Australia, The United States, Brunei, the Philippines, China, South Korea, Japan, Cambodia, among others. Attendees included some of the top experts in the world on topics such as Cham architecture, art history, ceramics, and archaeology. Not only was this an opportunity to share the latest research investigating these subjects, but it was also a chance to visit some of the most famous Cham sites in Vietnam. Included were Duong Long Temple, Banh It Temple, Doi Temple, as well as some archaeological sites such as Go Sanh and Go Cay Me–all of which help to broaden our understanding of Champa, Vietnam’s past, and important intercultural connections within Southeast Asia and elsewhere around the world. Most especially, this event helps us understand the central region of Vietnam more clearly, traditionally known as Vijaya, which was one of the most important historical and cultural centers of the kingdom of Champa from the 11th to the 15th century. Continue reading