Contemporary Interactions and Cultural Contacts among Minh Huong People, Ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese in Hoi An Ancient Town of Vietnam
研究論文 Research Paper
This paper surveys contemporary interactions and cultural contacts among Minh Huong people, ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese through field observations and interviews centered on Tuy Tien Duong, Quan Cong Temple, Hokkien Assembly Hall, Quangdong Assembly Hall, Teochew Assembly Hall, Hainan Assembly Hall, Chinese Assembly Hall, and Hoi An traditional market in Hoi An Ancient Town, Vietnam. In general, Minh Huong people completed the process of indigenization through intermarriage. They identify themselves as Vietnamese instead of Chinese. In contrast, ethnic Chinese are more likely to maintain their ethnic Chinese identity. During cultural contacts, Minh Huong people and ethnic Chinese were greatly influenced by local Vietnamese culture. On the other hand, their ethnic culture has also remained in the local culture to some extent.