Institution: Van Lang university
Position: Lecturer
Location: Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam
Role at DRH: Expert
Area of Research: Cham culture; Austronesian Culture, Tourism, Cultural Heritage Management


Quang Dai Tuyen (aka.Isvan) is a member of the ethnic Cham minority in Vietnam and has previously worked at the Cham Cultural Research Center in Ninh Thuan for 10 years. His broad research interests include indigenous knowledge, culture of Champa (eg. Raglai, Cham H’roi, Churu…), cultural heritage tourism and management, and community development. Tuyen is a lecturer in Faculty of Tourism, Van Lang University, Vietnam and currently a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is currently conducting his doctoral-dissertation research on the conservation of “living heritage sites” among the Cham community in Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. This investigation examines how the contemporary Cham—the rightful owners of those living heritage sites—perceive current issues of tourism development impacting cultural heritage preservation, and how to effectively incorporate Cham participation within practices of conserving ancestral heritage.

Research Interests

  • Cultural Heritage Management,
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Community Development
  • Cham Culture
  • Sustainable Tourism Development

Database Contributions

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Raglai January 18, 2020