Hy Van Luong

Photo of Prof. Hy Van LuongHy Van Luong, Ph.D. (Harvard University, 1981)
Professor, St. George Campus; Director, Collaborative MA program in Asia Pacific Studies
On Leave January 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017
(416) 946-8985
vanluong@chass.utoronto.ca
Office: AP 336

Research Keywords: Language, ideology and political economy, gender and social structure

Research Region: East and Mainland South East Asia, Vietnam

Research Bio

Having regularly conducted field research in Vietnam since 1987, Dr. Luong has published 9 books, as well as numerous book chapters and articles in major academic journals on language, social organization, and political economy in Vietnam. Dr. Luong’s current projects in Vietnam focus on discourse, gender, political economy, gifts and social capital, and sociocultural transformation in rural and urbanizing communities in the northern and southern parts of Vietnam.

Recent Publications

Books
2012    Vibrant Societies: The Dynamics of Social Capital and Civic Engagement in Asia (edited by Amrita Daniere and Hy V; Luong). London: Routledge.

2010    Hiện đại và động thái của truyền thống ở Việt Nam: Những cách tiếp cận nhân học (Modernities and the Dynamics of Tradition in Vietnam: Anthropological Approaches, edited by Hy V. Luong et al.). Hồ Chí Minh City: National University of Hồ Chí Minh City Press.

2010    Tradition, Revolution, and Market Economy in a North Vietnamese Village, 1925-2006. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

2009    Urbanization, Migration, and Poverty in a Vietnamese Metropolis (edited by Hy V. Luong). Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.

Book chapters and journal articles:

2015   “Managing Research in a Developing Country,” in The Sage Handbook of Research Management, edited by Robert Dingwall and Mary McDonnell. New York: Sage.

2012    “Multiple Narratives on Migration in Vietnam and Their Methodological Implications,” in Wind over Water: Migration in an East Asian Context, edited by David Haines et al., pp. 107-124. New York: Berghan.

2012        “Thương thảo để tái lập và sáng tạo “truyển thống”: Tiến trình tái cấu trúc lễ hội cộng đồng tại một làng Bắc bộ” (Negotiation to Re-establish and to Invent “Tradition”: The Re-structuring of Community Festival in a North Vietnamese Village, by Hy V. Luong and Trương Huyền Chi) in Những thành tựu nghiên cứu bước đầu của Khoa Nhân học, edited by the Department of Anthropology, National University of Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, pp. 235-279. Ho Chi Minh City: National University of Ho Chi Minh City Press

2010      “Quà và vốn xã hội ở hai cộng đồng nông thôn Việt Nam” (Gifts and Social Capital in Two Rural Vietnamese Communities), in Hiện đại và động thái của truyền thống ở Việt Nam (Modernities and the Dynamics of Tradition in Vietnam), Vol. 1, edited by H. V. Luong et al., pp. 397-424. Hồ Chí Minh City: National University of Hồ Chí Minh City Press.

2010   “Community Festivals in Rural Northern and Southern Vietnam: A Comparative Analysis of Their Different Dynamics” in special English-language issue on Festivals in Contemporary Vietnam, Thông báo khoa học (Journal of the Vietnam Institute of Cultural and Arts Studies), Vol 28 (Oct. 2010): 135-148.

2009   “Urbanization, Migration, and Poverty: Hồ Chí Minh City in Comparative Perspectives” in Urbanization, Migration, and Poverty in a Vietnamese Metropolis, edited by Hy V. Luong, pp. 1-28. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.

2009   “Hồ Chí Minh City: Economic Growth, Migration and Urbanization,” in Urbanization, Migration, and Poverty in a Vietnamese Metropolis, edited by Hy V. Luong, pp. 31-49. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.

2009   “Rural Migration to Hồ Chí Minh City: A Tale of Two Regions,” in Urbanization, Migration, and Poverty in a Vietnamese Metropolis, edited by Hy V. Luong, pp. 77-102. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.

2009  “Poverty, Household Structure and Demography in Hồ Chí Minh City: An Analysis of Their Sociocultural Dimensions,” in Urbanization, Migration, and Poverty in a Vietnamese Metropolis, edited by Hy V. Luong, pp. 257-278. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.

2009   “Gender of Household Heads and Living Standards in Urban Vietnam: The Case of Hồ Chí Minh City,” (by Hy V. Luong and Nguyễn thị Hòa), in Urbanization, Migration, and Poverty in a Vietnamese Metropolis, edited by Hy V. Luong, pp. 279-295. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.

2009   “Labor Market, Urban Informal Economy, and Earnings during Rapid Economic Growth: The Case of Hồ Chí Minh City,” (by Hy V. Luong and Dileni Gunewardena), in Urbanization, Migration, and Poverty in a Vietnamese Metropolis, edited by Hy V. Luong, pp. 211-256. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.

2009   “Income Inequality and Health Care Access in Urban Vietnam: The Case of Hồ Chí Minh City,” (by Hy V. Luong, Phạm Thành Duy, and Phan Thành Lời), in Urbanization, Migration, and Poverty in a Vietnamese Metropolis, edited by Hy V. Luong, pp. 155-173. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.

2009   “Education Expenses, Migration, and the Schooling of Youth in Urban Vietnam,” (by Hy V. Luong and Vũ Văn Ngọc), in Urbanization, Migration, and Poverty in a Vietnamese Metropolis, edited by Hy V. Luong, pp. 192-208. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.

2009   “Residential Housing in the Process of Urbanization: Factors Influencing Housing Improvement in Hồ Chí Minh City,” (by Trần Thái Ngọc Thành and Hy V. Luong), in Urbanization, Migration, and Poverty in a Vietnamese Metropolis, edited by Hy V. Luong, pp. 174-191. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press.

2009   “Rural-to-Urban Migration in Vietnam: A Tale of Three Regions” in Reconfiguring Families in Contemporary Vietnam, edited by D. Belanger and M. Barbierim pp. 391-420. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

2008  “Urbanization in China in the 1990s: Patterns and Regional Variations,” (by Zai Liang, Hy V. Luong, and Yiu-Por Chen), Urban China in Transition, edited by John Logan, pp. 205-225. Oxford: Blackwell

2007  “Vietnam in 2006: Stronger Global Integration and Resolve for Better Governance” Asian Survey XLVII(1): 168-174

2007  “The Restructuring of Vietnamese Nationalism, 1954-2006” Pacific Affairs LXXX(3): 439-453 (Holland Prize from Pacific Affairs)

2006  “Structure, Practice, and History: Contemporary Anthropological Research on Vietnam” Journal of Vietnamese Studies I: 371-410