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Historical Research and Data Processing on Ancient Vietnamese Inscriptions

Project description

Digital analysis of ancient Vietnamese inscriptions

The discovery of 40 000 paper stampings reproducing the inscriptions on columns erected between the 16th and 20th century in Vietnam offers a unique opportunity for the study of the Vietnamese society during this period. The inscriptions are written in an idiom that comprises Chinese and local vernacular. These inscriptions are invaluable for the richness in information they contain. The EU-funded VIETNAMICA project will analyse the material to study rural society, religion approaches and economic structures during the five centuries covered by the inscriptions. Popular Buddhism, woman’s role in the gift economy, land ownership and monetisation will be among the studies the project pursues. The stampings will be analysed and studied through advanced digitalised instruments and techniques.

Host institution

ECOLE PRATIQUE DES HAUTES ETUDES
Net EU contribution
€ 924 441,50
Address
Rue Ferrus 4-14
75014 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

ECOLE PRATIQUE DES HAUTES ETUDES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 924 441,50
Address
Rue Ferrus 4-14
75014 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCE UNIVERSITAIRE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 1 567 142,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00