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Stan Bh Tan-Tangbau

Stan Bh Tan-Tangbau
Independent Scholar

PHD in Political Science

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Introduction
My most recent work is Playing Jazz in Socialist Vietnam: Quyen Van Minh and Jazz in Hanoi, collaboratively authored with Quyen Van Minh. The book will be out in all major outlets by end 2020 or early 2021. This is the very first book about jazz in socialist Vietnam. I am currently working on Improvisations Between Worlds: Jazz in Socialist Hanoi.I am fundamentally a Vietnamologist with specialization in ethnography and
Additional affiliations
April 2019 - June 2020
VinUniversity Project
Position
  • Managing Director
July 2017 - March 2019
RMIT International University Vietnam
Position
  • Hanoi Coordinator
April 2016 - May 2017
Akita International University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
March 2002 - June 2006
Australian National University
Field of study
  • Political Science
August 1998 - June 2000
National University of Singapore
Field of study
  • Southeast Asian Studies

Publications

Publications (24)
Book
There is jazz in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. In fact, jazz is an accepted component of the proper mainstream soundscape of the country, alongside the likes of classical music, Vietnamese chamber music and Vietnamese traditional ethnic folk music. Such is the status of jazz in Vietnam despite the fact that it was once perceived as “music of t...
Chapter
As inhabitants of transborder China-Mainland Southeast Asia enter our third decade of the 21st century, it would not be a controversial statement to say we could feel the pervasiveness of “China”. There is no escaping China, especially with heightened connectivity through the One Road, One Belt initiative. This is just the beginning, as the papers...
Article
Written in the form of a collaborative narrative, this paper is an account of the live concert at the Hà Nội Opera House on 12 April 1994, an important chapter in the story of Quyền Văn Minh and jazz in modern day Vietnam. Quyền Văn Minh had earlier brought jazz to the public sphere in socialist Vietnam with two groundbreaking concerts in 1988 and...
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How could the globalizing of social sciences be truly global? To address this question, I suggest one way is to embrace a different mode of knowing, one that is made possible by this particular juncture of globalization and digital revolution. Our current globalizing social sciences is dominated by a particular mode of knowing in which the Research...
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In this volume, we brought together “seeders” of the #kachinlifestories project to write a chapter each of their life stories to illustrate the diverse aspects of life as a Kachin amidst on-going political instability, opportunities in a globalizing world and increased individual mobility. We use the term “seeders” to describe Kachin volunteers who...
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In volume 3 of the series, we revisited early stories contributed by Kachin volunteers through the collaborative autoethnographic working sessions. #kachinlifestories began in 2009 with a very conventional project framework of collecting individual narratives using life stories as a method of inquiry. In place of the usual ethnographic interviews,...
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In 1988 and 1989, Quyen Van Minh, a Vietnamese saxophonist with a state song and dance troupe, gave two consecutive solo recitals at the prestigious Hoi Nhac Si Viet Nam [Association of Musicians in Vietnam] featuring three genres of instrumental music: mainstream Classical Music, Vietnamese Chamber Music and International Light Music. Under the ge...
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Kachinlifestories is pleased to introduce Kachinlifestories Biographies, Memoirs and Genealogies, the sister series to Kachinlifestories Anthologies. In the academic sense, the series is an attempt to make available recollections of the past (perhaps it should be “pasts?”) through the extended accounts of ordinary individuals and webs of genealogie...
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Kachinlifestories is pleased to present this new book series entitled Kachinlifestories Anthologies. Comprised of testimonial-like accounts and short recollections of life experiences by ordinary Kachin in different parts of the world, this is a continuing series of text-based narratives. All these short narratives are written, or recorded and tran...

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Projects (4)
Project
This project examines the policies of agrarian change as implemented by the State in the uplands of Vietnam. This phase of the project examines the Central Highlands region between 1954 and 1975.
Project
This is a collaborative biography project documenting the story of Quyen Van Minh pioneering the musical genre of jazz in socialist Vietnam. Minh's story is not one of domination and resistance that framed every scholarly tale of how the Đổi Mới reforms came about. Instead, it is about how artistic free spiritedness was manifested in a latent fluidity, which allowed it to speak the prescribed language sanctioned by authoritarianism and cultural essentialism, and yet be unconfined by such dogmatism, subtly seeping through the crevices and working on the seams to create something new.