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  LE Hoang Anh Thu
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Associate Professor
■ Education
1. 2012/02~2017/03 〔Doctorial Course〕 History and LanguageAnthropology, Department of Anthropology School of Culture, The Australian National University, Completed, PhD in Anthropology
■ Academic and professional experience
1. 2021/04 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of Asia Pacific Studies Associate Professor
2. 2018/04~ Assistant Professor
■ Message
Message to undergraduate students: Perseverance. Message to graduate school students: Perseverance.
■ Current research
“Buddhist charitable practice, Old-age experience and personhood of Vietnamese elderly”. Project Number: 19K13476. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research - Early Career Scientists. Duration: 2019-04-01 – 2022-03-31.
■ Current specialized field
文化人類学・民俗学, Area studies, Social welfare (Key Word:Ageing, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Cultural and Social Anthropology, faith-based philanthropy, urban subcultures) 
■ Books and theses
1. 2024 Article Special Issue “Food Charity, Religion, and Care in Vietnam” The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus  (Collaboration) 
2. 2024/02/27 Article Introduction to Special Issue “Food Charity, Religion, and Care in Vietnam” The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus 22(2) (Collaboration)  Link
3. 2024/02/27 Article Keeping Alight the Kitchen Fire: Food Charity and Communal Solidarity in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus 22(2) (Single)  Link
4. 2024 Article Journey in the impure land: Buddhist pilgrimages and perceptions of life and old age among Vietnamese women Journal of Cross-cultural Gerontology  (Single) 
5. 2024 Article Stories behind numbers: Symbols in underground lottery gambling in Ho Chi Minh Cityb(Vietnam) Anthropology Today  (Single) 
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■ Academic or professional association memberships
1. 2020~2023 (American) Association for Asian Studies Link
■ Conference presentations
1. 2022/03/27 Cooking for a Healthy Society: Food Charity by Buddhist Temples in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) (Annual Conference Association for Asian Studies) Link
2. 2022/03/27 Organise a panel titled "Religious food charity, care, and social agency in Vietnam and Myanmar" (Annual Conference Association for Asian Studies) Link
3. 2021/08/26 Productive work in Buddhist merit-making practice of Elderly Women in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) (The 12th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 12)) Link
4. 2021/01/19 "Travel in the Impure Land: Buddhist pilgrimage and old-age personhood in Vietnam" (Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Conference "Leisure Activities of Older Adults in Asia") Link
5. 2019/12/01 Doing Bodhisattva's Work: Charity and the Working Class in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) (AP Conference)
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2019/04~2023/03  Buddhist charitable practice, Old-age experience and personhood of Vietnamese elderly  (Key Word : )
2. 2008~2011  “Tet Nguyen Dan, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year: Constructing Identity through Festival and Ritual in the Context of Rapid Social Change”  (Key Word : )
3. 2005~2007  “Farmers in the outskirt area of Ho Chi Minh City in the process of urbanization”  (Key Word : )
■ Awards and honors
1. 2019/04 FY2019 Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research - Early Career Scientists
2. 2012/02 Australian Leadership Award (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia)
3. 2014/11 Vice Chancellor’s Grant (Australian National University, Australia)
4. 2015/10 Sir Raymond Firth Grant in Anthropology (Australian National University, Australia)
■ Educational ability
● Announcement concerning education
1. 2018/12 FD Day
■ Committee and society
1. 2022/04/01~2023/03/31 Honours Program for Global Citizenship & Global Citizenship Program (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University) Academic Supervisor
2. 2020/09~2023/09 Association of Asian Studies (USA) Member
3. 2019/04/01~2021/03/31 Honors Program for Global Citizens (HPGC) (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University) Steering committee member
■ Exhibitions, concerts, and competitions
1. 2010/01~2011/12 Editor of English and Vietnamese versions of “Gender & Society Research Newsletters” (Ho Chi Minh City: Gender and Society Research Center)
2. 2015/01~2015/12 Coordinator of Anthropology Seminar Series, Vietnamese Studies seminar series (The Australian National University) (The Australian National University)
3. 2010/01~2010/08 Organiser of Student Essay Contest ‘What do I expect from universities?’ (open to all university students in Ho Chi Minh City in celebration of Humboldt University's (Germany) 200th anniversary) (Ho Chi Minh City)
■ JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number
70828384
■ External Researcher ID
orcID https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9867-7498