Harold White Fellowship Research Topic
The impact of modernity and colonialism on popular religion in Vietnam in the period 1900-45.
He focussed on the Buddhist reform movement and changes in the construction and architecture of temples.
Thien Do is an independent researcher from Kempsey, NSW. Dr Do was born in Vietnam, and is a graduate of the University of Tasmania and the Australian National University. He has held posts at the Research School of Asian and Pacific Studies, ANU, at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Sngapore, and at the University of the Northern Territory in Darwin. He is a respected expert on Vietnamese folk religion.
Do, Thien. (2005). Unjust-death deification and burnt offering: Towards an integrative view of popular religion in contemporary Southern Vietnam. Paper presented at the Vietnam Update conference, Australian National University, 2005: Not by Rice Alone: Making Sense of Spirituality in Reform-era Vietnam.
Do, Thien. Vietamese supernaturalism: views from the Southern region. London : Routledge/Curzon, 2003.
Do, Thien. The mountain's shadow and reflection in the river: Vietnamese supernaturalism in the Mekong delta. PhD thesis, ANU, 1995.