Modernity and Re-enchantment, 1st Edition

  • Tan Tai Yong
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  • ISBN-10: 9812304568
  • ISBN-13: 9789812304568
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 492 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Covers shared logics of spiritual efficacy across a range of practices, which include ancestor veneration, spirit mediumship, Buddhist sectarianism and Catholic myths and miracles. Defines, documents, and discusses each issue relating to Vietnam Studies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
1: Modernity and Re-Enchantment in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam.
2: Returning Home: Ancestor Veneration and the Nationalism of Đổi Mới Vietnam.
3: Ritual Revitalization and Nativist Ideology in Hanoi.
4: Feasting with the Living and the Dead: Food and Eating in Ancestor Worship Rituals in Hội An.
5: Unjust-Death Deification and Burnt Offering: Towards an Integrative View of Popular Religion in Contemporary Southern Vietnam.
6: Spirited Modernities: Mediumship and Ritual Performativity in Late Socialist Vietnam.
7: Empowerment and Innovation Among Saint Trần’s Female Mediums.
8: “Buddhism for This World”: The Buddhist Revival in Vietnam, 1920 to 1951, and Its Legacy.
9: The 2005 Pilgrimage and Return to Vietnam of Exiled Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh.
10: Nationalism, Globalism and the Re-Establishment of the Trúc Lâm Thiền Buddhist Sect in Northern Vietnam.
11: Miracles and Myths: Vietnam Seen through Its Catholic History.
12: Strangers on the Road: Foreign Religious Organizations and Development in Vietnam.
About the Contributors.
Publications in the Vietnam Update Series.