C O N N E C T I V I T Y, F U S I O N , R E V I V A L : T E T S T O R I E S A N D M O T I F S – TAASA Review March 2021


This article was originally found in the March 2021 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 30, Issue 1, Page 4).

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Mai Nguyen-Long T et is the most significant festival in Vietnam.

It is infused with practices dating back centuries with exogenous motifs adapted in nuanced ways to reflect local values and sensibilities.

The celebration synthesizes indigenous matriarchal and animist beliefs, and many different amalgamations of Daoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Rat Wedding, woodblock print, Dong Ho genre, Bac Ninh province...