Examine economic and social development in the cultural context of Vietnam, one of Asia’s most dynamic and rapidly changing countries.
Major topics of study include:
Pressing issues caused by rapid urbanization within the context of the Doi Moi “Renovation” economic reform
Challenges of sustainable development and current strategies for new rural development in the Mekong Delta
The effects of war, development, and tourism on Vietnam’s rich but increasingly fragile heritage
The lives of Hmong and Red Dao ethnic minority groups in the Sapa mountains