We are now inviting paper presentation proposals for the 2nd SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference in Southeast Asian Archaeology. Presentations are meant to be 15-20 minutes long (depending on the panel’s convener). Proposals will be assessed and accepted until February 2016.
Anne-Valérie Schweyer

Do Truong Giang
Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS)

This panel suggests a pooling of studies on two provinces of Central Vietnam. The history of each territory is conditioned by its geography and different perspectives will enrich the political, economic or religious knowledge that we already have. This panel aims to shed light on the regional importance of this particular coastal region. The occupants of the time of Champa kingdoms and the Nguyen Lords, in relation with the Highland populations, have all left their mark on this territory. By bringing together the imprints of these different pasts, we shall be able to reconstruct the process of settlement of the whole plain (around the Huong, Bô, Ô Lâu, Giang/Quang Tri and Ben Hao rivers) and thus better understand the construction of the region through these historical eras. By choosing these two important eras of central Vietnam history, the panel’s papers might shed new light on the historical continuity and discontinuity of this region in two different (but successive) periods of time.

Today, it is difficult to present an in-depth view of the area because its scattered riches are under-exploited. This panel would like to bring together different views of this region throughout about fourteen centuries of occupation to showcase its many facets. Viewing the changes in the landscape, locating the places occupied through time, drawing the main lines of communication can give a new boost to the region and inspire regional museums that are in the process of restructuring. The construction of a geographic information system (GIS) could thus be considered.

Research in fields as diverse as archaeology, geography, museology, epigraphy, anthropology, economics, history are welcome to enrich an overview of this particular territory and develop its high potential.

Keywords:Vietnam, Thừa Thiên-Huế, Quảng Trị, river system, Champa, Nguyễn Lords, process of settlement, communication lines, mapping, GIS, geography, trade, history, museum

Propose a paper to this panel here.



We are now inviting paper presentation proposals for the 2nd SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference in Southeast Asian Archaeology. Presentations are meant to be 15-20 minutes long (depending on the panel’s convener). Proposals will be assessed and accepted until February 2016.

Tran Ky Phuong
Vietnam Association of Ethnic Minorities’ Culture and Arts

Vietnam occupies a long coast of roughly 2000 km. Historically, the country is located on the international maritime trade route linking India and China; it was also the crossroad between Mainland and Island Southeast Asia. During the last decades, there have been plenty of important archaeological findings in the port-cities/polities along the coast belonged to different cultures and historical periods including Dong Son/Dai Viet, Sa Huynh/Champa, OcEo/Funan-Chenla and so on. The panel will collect papers from multidiscipline of geographical culture, underwater archaeology, landscape archaeology, history and art history will be represented by the researchers who did surveys on these sites.

Keywords: Vietnam, port cities, polities

Propose a paper to this panel here.

Panel in honour of Dr Nishimura at the Asian Association of World History Congress

Panel Proposal for The 3rd AAWH Congress in Singapore, May 2015

Title of Panel: The Ancient Studies in Vietnam ~ The Late Professor Nishimura’s Area studies from the view of integration of Archaeology and History~

This panel aims at studying the ancient history of Vietnam by inviting both archaeologists and historians to cooperate in search for a more nuance understanding of the ancient history of Vietnam. Experts in several correlated fields (such as ceramics, citadels, Buddhism, Vietnamese traditional villages, Champa studies) will discuss several prominent issues in the history of Vietnam in a broader context of global history.
The late Professor Nishimura Masanari was widely recognized as an archaeologists whose works focus on the ancient history of Vietnam by synthesizing various correlated fields including history, anthropology, geography, topography, chemistry and so on. Professor Nishimura, however, unexpectedly passed away last year after a traffic accident while carrying out his project in Bac Ninh province, north Vietnam. This panel, therefore, is organized to commemorate the works of the late professor Nishimura in which his Japanese and Vietnamese colleagues and friends will highlight the main works had been done by him in last two decades before his sudden departure and the future collaborations to continue his unfinished projects. Papers in this panel will focus on four major topics those closely associated with the late Professor Nishimura, including: The Lung Khe citadel in North Vietnam, the Champa citadels in central Vietnam, the Vietnam traditional villages and the newly founded 9th century shipwreck in central Vietnam.

Proposed papers:

1 The analysis of Nishimura on the Lung Khe Citadel in the Red River Delta and newly discovered inscriptions
 Pham Le Huy, Le Thi Lien and Nishino Noriko

2 “Champa Ancient Citadels: View from archaeological and historical perspectives”
Do Truong Giang,Suzuki Tomomi, Nguyen Van Quang, and Yamagata Mariko

3 Trading Ceramics and the Social Changes in the Red River Delta from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries: A Case Study of Bát Tràng Village
 Ueda Shinya and Nishino Noriko

4 “Nishimura Project” on The Oldest Shipwreck found in Vietnam: Testimony to the Maritime Ceramic Route
Nishino Noriko, Aoyama Toru, Kimura Jun, Nogami Takenori and Le Thi Lien

Chairperson: Professor JOHN NORMAN MIKSIC (Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore)

Panel Organizer: Dr. Nishino Noriko and Dr.Ueda Shinya
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Sponsored by Osaka University








Excavating Trien Tranh relic

Trien Tranh relic is in Duy Trinh commune, Duy Xuyên district (Quang Nam province). It was found at the end of August 2014 by the construction units of Da Nang – Quang Ngai highway with a lot of ancient artefacts such as tiles, bricks…
Since December, 2014, Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism has assigned Institute of Archaeology and Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism to excavate this area. At the relic, excavated area is about 3,000m2 with 27 holes. According to the inscriptions in Tra Kieu church, Trien Tranh is Cham Pa cultural relic from 10th to 11th centuries, which was ranked the provincial relic. This is a ruin whose foundation belonged to a temple.

Source: Baoquangnam

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Số hóa Thư tịch cổ Chăm

Thư tịch cổ được xem như là cánh cửa để con người hôm nay mở ra phần tri thức của đồng bào Chăm vốn đã bị thời gian che giấu. Các làng Chăm ở tỉnh Ninh Thuận đang lưu giữ nhiều thư tịch cổ Chăm vô cùng quý giá. Nhưng, vốn quý ấy đang có nguy cơ mất đi bởi chất liệu của thư tịch cổ rất dễ bị hư hỏng qua năm tháng.
Trên những lá buông, trên những mảnh giấy dó…, những dòng chữ của người Chăm được viết lên- những dòng chữ của người xưa để lại, mỗi lần chạm tay vào như được chạm vào quá khứ… Nhưng, điều quý giá hơn, từ những dòng chữ đó, con người hôm nay có thể hiểu nhiều điều trong cuộc sống ở những làng Chăm, từ nghi lễ đến thiên văn , từ y học đến lịch sử, từ những câu chuyện cổ đến gia huấn ca….

Xem video tại đây: VTV

Xem thêm: Video Ninh Thuận khó khăn trong việc bảo tồn các thư tịch cổ Chăm

Xem thêm:
Bàn giao thư tịch cổ Chăm đã được tu bổ, bồi nền cho tỉnh Ninh Thuận

Những tàng thư Chăm

Tàng thư nghìn năm tuổi đang mất dần

Cham manuscripts online


Chuyên khảo “Vân Đồn – Thương cảng quốc tế của Việt Nam”

GS.NGND Vũ Dương Ninh giới thiệu chuyên khảo mới xuất bản của PGS.TS Nguyễn Văn Kim: “Vân Đồn – Thương cảng quốc tế của Việt Nam”.

Trong những năm qua, biển đảo đã trở thành mối quan tâm của cả nước. Trường Đại học Khoa học Xã hội và Nhân văn và các đơn vị thành viên thuộc Đại học Quốc gia Hà Nội đã triển khai một số chương trình, dự án, đề tài nghiên cứu trong đó có những đề tài trọng điểm về biển, quá trình xác lập, đấu tranh bảo vệ chủ quyền biển đảo, giao thương trên biển, hoạt động của các cảng thị, thương cảng châu Á và Việt Nam…

Hòa cùng với các hoạt động khoa học sôi nổi đó, Khoa Lịch sử, Bộ môn Lịch sử thế giới và Nhóm Nghiên cứu Thương mại châu Á, Trường ĐH KHXH&NV đã tổ chức nhiều cuộc hội thảo khoa học, công trình hợp tác nghiên cứu với các nhà khoa học trong nước, quốc tế. Kết quả đạt được là, một số công trình nghiên cứu đã được công bố và đã trở thành nguồn tài liệu giảng dạy, tham khảo khá rộng rãi trong giới học thuật. Trong đó có thể kể tới: Đông Á – Đông Nam Á: Những vấn đề lịch sử và hiện tại; Đông Nam Á: Truyền thống và hội nhập; Một số chuyên đề Lịch sử thế giới (2 tập); Việt Nam trong hệ thống thương mại châu Á, Bốn thế kỷ quan hệ Việt Nam – Hà Lan, Việt Nam trong Thế giới Đông Á – Một cách tiếp cận liên ngành và khu vực học; Người Việt với biển v.v…

ISEAS Perspective: China’s Two Silk Roads: Implications for Southeast Asia.

China’s Two Silk Roads: Implications for Southeast Asia (Amended Version)
By David Arase

In December 2014, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended a Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting of prime ministers in Kazakhstan. He traveled on and met 16 other government heads at the third China-Central and Eastern European Leaders’ Meeting in Serbia where he advertised a US$10 billion Chinese credit line for infrastructure development, a US$3 billion Chinese equity investment fund, and a deal to build a new railway link from Budapest through Belgrade and Skopje to the Greek port of Piraeus on the Mediterranean Sea. Li Keqiang then departed for Thailand where he signed a US$ 10.6 billion financing deal to build the Thai segment of a railway that will connect Bangkok to China, and he pledged US$3 billion at the Greater Mekong Subregion Economic Cooperation summit to finance infrastructure connectivity, Chinese machinery exports, and poverty reduction efforts.
The connection between these far-flung destinations is China’s two Silk Road initiatives. Xi Jinping announced the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative during his tour of Central Asia in September 2013. This envisions efficient, high volume land connectivity between China and Europe—with links to all major sub-regions along the way. He announced the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative during his visit to Indonesia in October 2013. This envisions Chinese participation in the development of major ports on the Eurasian rim between China and the Mediterranean Sea in order to promote maritime connectivity. China refers to this pair of initiatives as “One Belt, One Road” (yidai-yilu). Together, the two Silk Roads constitute a grand vision of Eurasian integration under China’s leadership.


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