The cultural diversity of Viet Nam, a multi-ethnic society, is a fertile and compelling subject for reflection. Music; oral storytelling; the legal protection of intangible heritage; the political issues involved in multilingual groups; and endangered indigenous cultures and traditions are a few of the many topics discussed in Viet Nam's Cultural Diversity: Approaches to Preservation
.The diversity of experiences and points of view of the authors cuts through the outer covering of Vietnamese society, providing a very useful contrast of perspectives for the reader.
This unique study, illustrated with over one hundred photographs, will appeal both to those interested specifically in South-East Asian studies, anthropology, social studies or linguistics, and to a wide general audience.
Also available in the Memory of Peoples series