Kirsten Endres: Nhà Nhân học người Đức

YVA xin giới thiệu một số thông tin về một giáo sư Nhân học người Đức có tên là Kirsten Endres. Bà là một chuyên gia nghiên cứu nhân học về Việt Nam và hiện là người đứng đầu của nhóm nghiên cứu thuộc Max Planck Institute for Social anthropology.

  • Research Interests: Religion and ritual, social transformation, state-society relations, anthropology of markets and trade, law and economics, borderland studies, migration, rural-urban dynamics
  • Research Area(s): Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam
  • Contact: Telephone  +49 (0) 345 29 27 212 —- Email:


  • 2012 (Editor, with Andrea Lauser) Engaging the Spirit World. Popular Beliefs and Practices in Modern Southeast Asia. London, New York: Berghahn Books.
  • 2011 Performing the Divine. Mediums, Markets and Modernity in Urban Vietnam. Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) Press.
  • 2000 Ritual, Fest und Politik in Nordvietnam: Zwischen Ideologie und Tradition. Hamburg: LIT.


  1. Forthcoming “Making law”: Small-scale trade and corrupt exceptions at the Vietnam-China border (accepted for publication in American Anthropologist)
  2. 2013 Traders, Markets, and the State in Vietnam: Anthropological perspectives. Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, 6/2: 356-365.
  3. 2011 (with Markus Schlecker). Psychic Experience, Truth, and Visuality in Post-war Vietnam. Social Analysis 55/1: 1-22.
  4. 2010 (with Markus Schlecker). “Psychics”, science et vérité dans le Vietnam d’après-guerre. Pensinsule 60 (Revue d’études interdisciplinaires sur l’Asie du Sud-Est péninsulaire), special edition: Religions du Vietnam (XVIII-XXIè siècles). Esotérisme traditionnel et nouvel occultisme vietnamien, eds. Pascal Bourdeaux and Jérémy Jammes, 239-270.
  5. 2008 Engaging the Spirits of the Dead: Soul-Calling Rituals and the Performative Construction of Efficacy, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 14/4: 755-773.
  6. 2008 “Die Regeln der Gottheiten”: Formalität, Innovation und performative Ästhetik in nordvietnamesischen Lên Đồng-Ritualen, Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 133: 145-172
  7. 2008 Fate, Memory and the Post-Colonial Construction of the Self: The Life Narrative of a Vietnamese Spirit Medium, Journal of Vietnamese Studies, 3/2: 34-65
  8. 2002 Beautiful Customs, Worthy Traditions. Changing State Discourse on the Role of Vietnamese Culture. Internationales Asienforum, Vol. 33/3-4: 303-322
  9. 2001 Local Dynamics of Renegotiating Ritual Space in Northern Vietnam: The Case of the Dinh, Sojourn16/1: 70-101
  11. 2012 Imperious Mandarins and Cunning Princesses: Mediumship, Gender, and Identity in Urban Vietnam. In: Alternative Intimate Spheres for Women in Vietnam, edited by Atsufumi Kato. Kyoto: Global Centers of Excellence Program, Working Paper No. 71, Kyoto University, pp. 49-69.
  12. 2012 Tôn giáo dân gian và Tính hiện đại: Những cơ chế động của Hầu đồng Tứ phủ ở đô thị Việt Nam (Popular Religion and Modernity: The Dynamics of Four Palace Mediumship in Urban Vietnam), In: Tính diện đại và đời sống tôn giáo hiện nay ở Việt Nam / Modernity and Religious Life in Vietnam Today. Hanoi, NXB Tôn Giáo (Religion Publishing House), pp. 481-526
  13. 2012 (coauthored with Andrea Lauser) Introduction: Multivocal Arenas of Modern Enchantment in Southeast Asia. In: Kirsten W. Endres & Andrea Lauser (eds.): Engaging the Spirit World. Popular Beliefs and Practices in Modern Southeast Asia. London, New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 1-18.
  14. 2012 (coauthored with Andrea Lauser) Contests of Commemoration: Virgin War Martyrs, State Memorials, and the Invocation of the Spirit World in Contemporary Vietnam. In: Kirsten W. Endres & Andrea Lauser (eds.): Engaging the Spirit World. Popular Beliefs and Practices in Modern Southeast Asia.London, New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 121-142.
  15. 2011 From ‘Wasteful Superstition’ to ‘Beautiful Tradition’: Changing Assessments of Popular Ritual in Late Socialist Vietnam. In: Christiane Brosius & Karin Polit (eds.): Ritual, Heritage and Identity. The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalized World. London, New York, New Delhi: Routledge, pp. 246-280.
  16. 2010 “Trading in Spirits”? Transnational Flows, Entrepreneurship and Commodifications in Vietnamese Spirit Mediumship. In: Gertrud Hüwelmeier & Kristine Krause (eds.): Travelling Spirits. Migrants, Markets, and Moralities. London: Routledge, pp. 118-132.
  17. 2010 Với linh hồn người đã mất: Lễ gọi hồn và tạo dựng tính hiệu nghiệm qua lực ngôn hành [Soul-calling rites: Creating efficacy through ritual performance] In: Lương Văn Hy, Ngô Văn Lệ, Nguyễn Văn Tiệp, & Phan Thị Yến Tuyết (eds.): Hiện đại và động thái của truyền thống ở Việt Nam: Những cách tiếp cận nhân học [Modernity and Dynamics of Tradition in Vietnam: Anthropological Approaches], Vol. 2. Ho Chi Minh City: NXB Đại Học Quốc gia TP Hồ Chí Minh, pp. 52-72.
  18. 2008 Medien der Moderne: Zur Dynamik ritueller Performanz in Vietnam. In: Judith Schlehe, Boike Rehbein & Sabine Dabringhaus (eds.): Religion und die Modernität von Traditionen in Asien. Kontinuitäten – Krisen – Neukonfigurationen. Hamburg: LIT, pp. 181-206.
  19. 2008 Serving the Shadows: Performative Aspects of Vietnamese Mediumship. In: Alexander Henn & Klaus-Peter Köpping (eds.): Rituals in an Unstable World. Contingency – Hybridity – Embodyment. Frankfurt et. al: Peter Lang, pp. 247-266.
  20. 2007 Spirited Modernities: Mediumship and Ritual Performativity in Late Socialist Vietnam. In: Philip Taylor (ed.): Modernity and Re-enchantment. Religion in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam. Singapore: ISEAS, pp. 194-220.
  21. 2006 Spirit Performance and the Ritual Construction of Personal Identity in Modern Vietnam. In: Karen Fjelstad & Nguyen Thi Hien (eds): Possessed by the Spirits: Mediumship in Contemporary Vietnamese Communities. Ithaca, New York: SEAP, Cornell University Press, pp. 77-94.
  22. 2006 (coauthored with Viveca Larsson) “Children of the Spirits, Followers of a Master”: Spirit Mediums in Post-Renovation Vietnam. In: ibid., pp. 143-160.
  23. 1999 Culturalizing Politics: Doi Moi and the Restructuring of Ritual in Contemporary Rural Vietnam. In: Bernhard Dahm & Vincent Houben (eds.): Vietnamese Villages in Transition. Background and Consequences of Reform Policies in Rural Vietnam. Passau: Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Passau University, pp. 197-222.
  24. 1999 Images of Womanhood in Rural Vietnam and the Role of the Vietnamese Women’s Union: A Microscopic Perspective; in: ibid., pp. 155-174.
  25. 1999 (coauthored with Martin Großheim): The Development of the Educational Sector and Recent Trends in Primary Health Care at the Village Level in: ibid., pp. 175-196.
  27. 2008 Zwischen Dreisam und Jangtse. Chinesische Migranten in Freiburg erzählen ihre Lebensgeschichte[Between the Rivers of Dreisam and Jangtse: Life Narratives of Chinese Migrants in Freiburg]. Norderstedt: BoD.
  29. 2011 Arjun Appadurai. Modernity at Large. Cultural Dimensions of Globalization In: Kindlers Literatur Lexikon Online.


  1. 2013 Matthias Wagner (2011), Die Schmugglergesellschaft. Berlin: Transcript; In: WerkstattGeschichte 60, 124-25
  2. 2011 Mai Lan Gustafsson, War and Shadows: The Haunting of Vietnam. Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press. In: Anthropological Forum 21/1, pp. 86-7.
  3. 2010 Pham Quynh Phuong, Hero and Deity: Tran Hung Dao and the Resurgence of Popular Religion in Vietnam. In: Pacific Affairs 83/2, 415-16.
  4. 2006 Andrew Hardy, Red Hills: Migrants and the State in the Highlands of Vietnam. In: ASIEN. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Wirtschaft, Kultur und Politik, Nr. 99, April 2006, 129.
  5. 2004 Philip Taylor, Goddess on the Rise. Pilgrimage and Popular Religion in Vietnam. H-Buddhism, H-Net Reviews, URL:
  6. 2001 Phan Huy Chu: Hai trinh chi luoc; Récit sommaire d’une voyage en mer (1833); Un émissaire Vietnamien à Batavia. Paris: EHESS, 1994 (Cahier d’Archipel 25). In: Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 156-1, 118-119.
  7. 2001 John Kleinen, 1999. Facing the Future, Reviving the Past: A Study of Social Change in a Northern Vietnamese Village. Singapore: ISEAS. In: Tai Culture V/1, 174-175.

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