Nhung Tuyet Tran

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme Stay in France: from November 12th to December 24th, 2021

Nhung Tuyet Tran’s intellectual interests lie at the intersection of gender, law and religious practice in early modern Southeast Asia. She is associate professor of history at the University of Toronto, where she teaches courses on Southeast Asian, transnational gender, religious, food, and Indian Ocean histories. She supervises doctoral students working on topics related to gender and religion in Southeast Asia.

The project 

Title: Releasing the Soul: Vietnamese Catholic Identity in the Early Modern Era, 1624-1800

Keywords: Gender, religion, law, enslavement in the Vietnam

Selected publications

  • “The Trung Sisters in History, Myth, & Legend” National Geographic History, (Aug 2021)
  • Gender, State, & Society in Early Modern Vietnam (University of Hawai’I Press, 2018)
  • “Woman as Nation: Tradition and Modernity Narratives in Vietnamese Histories,” Gender & History 24.2 (Aug 2012).
  • “The Commodification of Village Song and Dance in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Việt Nam,” in State, Society & the Market in Contemporary Vietnam, edited by Hue-Tam Ho- Tai and Mark Sidel (Routledge, 2012).
  • Translation from the demotic script, “The Child-giving Bodhisattva, Quan Âm Thị Kính” in Sources of Vietnamese Tradition, edited by George Dutton, Jayne Werner, & John    Whitmore, Columbia University Press, 2012), pp. 404-416.
  • With Hoang Cam, Nguyen Sang, Nguyen Cham, Ngo Phuong Lan, & Nguyen Long, “Women’s Access to Property in Contemporary Vietnam,” United Nations          Development Program in Việt Nam (2013).
  • “Gender, Property, and the “Autonomy Thesis” in Southeast Asia: the Endowment of Local Succession in Early Modern Việt Nam,” Journal of Asian Studies 67,1 (Feb. 2008), pp. 43-72.
  • “Beyond the Myth of Equality: Women’s Inheritance in the Lê Code,” in Nhung Tuyet Tran & Anthony Reid, eds., Việt Nam: Borderless Histories (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006), pp. 125-49.
Published at 16 November 2021