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Bamboo in Vietnam: an Anthropological and Historical Approach [parution]

Parution en langue anglaise de l’ouvrage codirigé par Emmanuel Poisson et Dinh Trong Hiêu.

Đinh Trọng Hiếu, Emmanuel Poisson, Bamboo in Vietnam. An Anthropological and Historical Approach,   London-New York: Routledge, Needham Research Institute Series, 2023, 252 p.

This book presents interdisciplinary research on bamboo in Vietnam, drawing on the anthropology of gesture, ethnobotany and the history of technology.  The authors have adopted a technological approach which reviews how the terminology of different parts of the bamboo plant in the dictionaries in Romanized Vietnamese or in Vietnamese vernacular writing (nôm) enabled the authors to identify not only the plant but also each technical gesture for its appropriation by the artisan. Lithographic, literary and historical sources from the chronicles have been mobilized to illustrate the many uses of this versatile plant.  Richly illustrated throughout, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Vietnam, anthropology, the history of science and technology, environmental history and architecture. It will also be of great value to those interested in the applications of bamboo in the contemporary world.


  • Titre : Bamboo in Vietnam. An Anthropological and Historical Approach
  • Auteur : Đinh Trọng Hiếu, Emmanuel Poisson
  • Éditeur : Routledge
  • Date de publication : October 13, 2023
  • Nombre de pages : 252
  • ISBN : ISBN 9781032395715
  • Prix : 12,50 €