Hoang Ngo

  • PhD Candidate
Fields: Southeast Asia, Comparative Colonialisms, Modern Europe, and Anthropology

My dissertation, “A New House for the Buddha,” investigates Buddhist social engagement in Vietnam. It argues that Buddhist social engagement was a product of the Buddhist Revival, which emerged in the 1920s, as Buddhists attempted to remake their religion into a “Buddhism for this world” to effectively deal with the colonization of the country by the French and the challenges posed by modernity.