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TitleCultural revival and the peoples of Ta Van Commune, Sa Pa, Northern Vietnam
Author edited by Nong Quoc Binh and Michael C. Howard
Imprint Bangkok : White Lotus Press, 2013
Descript x, 131 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm


This book includes 20 chapters mainly by Vietnamese authors associated with the Vietnamese Ethnic Minorities Arts and Literature Association describing the cultural traditions ofthe Hmong, Dao, and Giay people of Ta Van Commune, located near the important tourist center of Sa Pa. The chapters also discuss efforts to revive and sustain these traditions. Several of the chapters describe local festivals, musical instruments, and songs. Attention is also paid to the history of tourism in the area and to efforts to link cultural revival to economic development through toursim. -- back cover


Cultural revival in Ta Van -- The Ta Van project -- Written in Ta Van -- The land and people of Ta Van -- Legends associated with stone field -- Sa Pa's ancient stone field -- Sketches of Sa Pa's traditional culture -- A brief history of tourism in Sa Pa -- The special plants of Sa Pa -- Songs of the Hmong -- The Gau Taox festival -- Hmong musical instruments -- A correction concerning the Hmong Khen -- The Hmong method of making cloth in Sa Pa -- Ceremonies and festivals of the Hmong and Dao in Ta Van -- The story of the red scarf and the sky god's stamp on the back of red Dao men's shirts -- The Giay wedding (Cun Lau) -- Giay singing (Vuon) -- Playing the Pi Le

Hmong (Asian people) -- Vietnam -- Sa Pa -- Social life and customs Yao (Southeast Asian people) -- Vietnam -- Sa Pa -- Social life and customs Giay (Asian people) -- Vietnam -- Sa Pa -- Social life and customs Culture and tourism -- Vietnam -- Sa Pa Sa Pa (Vietnam) -- Social life and customs Vietnam -- Cultural policy culture society

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