(Last updated : 2022-03-26 02:30:20)
  LE Hoang Anh Thu
   Department   College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Associate Professor
■ Education
1. 2012/02~2017/03 〔Doctoral 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: Writing is rewriting. 
■ 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
Cultural Anthropology/Folklore Studies 
■ Books and theses
1. 2021/04/16 Article The “macrobiotics friends association”: nurturing life amidst chronic disease in Vietnam Somatosphere: Science, Medicine, and Anthropology Online publication (Collaboration)  Link
2. 2020/11/15 Article Buddhist Way of Old age and Women’s Lifecourse in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) The Australian Journal of Anthropology 31(3),pp.319-332 (Single)  Link
3. 2020/10/30 Article Doing Bodhisattva’s Work: Charity, Class, and Selfhood of Petty Traders
in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
 Journal of Vietnamese Studies 15(4),pp.4-32 (Single) 
4. 2020/10/08 Article “Song Lang” – A story of art, love and life in post-war Saigon New Mandala  (Single)  Link
5. 2018/04 Article Review of "Essential Trade: Vietnamese Women in a Changing Marketplace" by Ann Marie Leshkowich Southeast Asian Studies 7(1),pp.142-5 (Single)  Link
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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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■ Works
1. 2020/10/24 "Why is Southeast Asia a region?" (Online) Link
2. 2020/06/22 Career as Researchers: How Inquisitive Mind Leads to Life in Academia (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
3. 2018/12 Creating Active learning experience for students at Faculty Development (FD) Day event (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2019/04~  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. 2021/07 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University - Faculty Assessment Committee Faculty Assessment (Assessment of AY2020 Activities) Award - Research activities
3. 2012/02 Australian Leadership Award (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia)
4. 2014/11 Vice Chancellor’s Grant (Australian National University, Australia)
5. 2015/10 Sir Raymond Firth Grant in Anthropology (Australian National University, Australia)
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■ Educational ability
● Practice example of education method
1. 2018/04/01~ Teaching courses at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
2. 2020/06/22 Honors Program for Global Citizenship: 2020 Future Leader Core Seminar
3. 2020/10/24 APU Virtual Mini University Program Link
● Announcement concerning education
1. 2018/12 FD Day
■ Committee and society
1. 2020/09~2023/09 Association of Asian Studies (USA) Member
2. 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 Student Anthropology Seminar Series (The Australian National University) (The Australian National University)
■ JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number