Thờ cúng tổ tiên, bản sắc văn hoá và chủ nghĩa dân tộc trong nhân học văn hóa Việt Nam

PGS.TS Nguyễn Văn Chính

Thông tin về học giả:
Ancestral Veneration, Cultural Identity and Nationalism in Vietnam’s Post Socialism

This paper examines the recent discussions over the cultural identity and nationalism that have been raised by Vietnam’s political discourse and scholarship works. It focuses on discussions about the practice of ancestor worship in order to understand how nationalism has affected the cultural interpretation in contemporary Vietnam. The main agument is that the Vietnamese researchers emphasize the significance of ancestor worship, turning it into a national philosophy and cultural identity contained pragmatic implications. On the one hand, it reflects the belief crisis in Vietnamese society in the early years of economic reform and international integration. On the other hand, it proves that there is a widespread interest in returning to nationalism and finding in it a theoretical foundation for development. Promoting the moral values of ancestor worship, referring to it as a cultural model to adjust the society and build a culture “full of national identity” seems to be seen as a safe solution for the Communist Party from “being dissolved” in a changing world filled with cultural challenges. However, such approach does not seem to be valid today because it ignores the diversity and difference of ethnicities, religions, languages and customs into a common model.
Tải về toàn văn bài viết này: Thờ cúng tổ tiên_Tc NCCN 2010