Dr Jeremy Jammes

jeremy.jammes@ubd.edu.bn

Associate Professor, Institute of Asian Studies

     

Dr Jeremy Jammes is Associate Professor at the research Institute of Asian Studies (Brunei), and co-editor of the Book Series 'Asia in Transition'. He was Director of this research institute between July 2016 and June 2018. Between 2010 and 2014, he worked as Deputy Director and Head of Publication of the Research Institute on Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC), an overseas cluster of the French National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS). In 2006 he completed his Ph.D. on Caodaism, a Vietnamese religious movement.
After a series of intensive fieldwork stints and extensive publications on this topic, he subsequently decided to broaden his research topics to closely examine interrelated proselytizing and conversion phenomenon (to Buddhism, Christianity) in Asia and Southeast Asia.
The results of such research (about 50 publications, as special issue, books, and journal articles) offered scope for comparisons between Asian lands of evangelization, enlightening an intra-Asian circulation of missionaries (from Hong Kong and South Korea to Southeast Asia), and providing an acute understanding of the strategies developed by the missionary actors.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Comparative Sociology and Anthropology - Paris X Nanterre
MA in Comparative Sociology and Anthropology - Paris X Nanterre
BA in Sociology - Lyon II

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Anthropology of Religion, Political anthropology, linguistic studies (Viêt/ Kinh, Êđê, Jơrai), Secularization, Mission and Conversion Strategies (Catholicism, Evangelical Protestantism, New Religious Movements, Reformed Buddhism, Caodaism, Theosophical Society, Freemasonry, Redemptive Societies), Ethnic minorities policy, Geopolitics. Vietnam, Cambodia, Southeast Asia, East Asia.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

J. Jammes, Les oracles du Cao Đài. Étude d’un mouvement religieux vietnamien et de ses réseaux [Cao Đài Oracles. A Vietnamese Religious Movement and its Networks], Paris, Les Indes savantes, 2014, 593 p.
P. Bourdeaux et J. Jammes (eds), Chrétiens évangéliques d’Asie du Sud-Est. Expériences locales d’une ferveur conquérante, Rennes, Presses universitaires de Rennes, « Sciences des Religions », 2016, 352 p.
J. Jammes and David Palmer, "Occulting the Dao: Daoist Inner Alchemy, French Spiritism and Vietnamese Colonial Modernity in Caodai Translingual Practice", Journal of Asian Studies, May 2018, doi:10.1017/S0021911817001425.
J. Jammes, "Benedictine Monastic Communitas in Wartime Central Vietnam (1954–75)", TAJA-The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 2017, p. 1–15.
J. Jammes, "Caodaism in Times of War : Spirits of Struggle and Struggle of Spirits", SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, vol. 31, n° 1, 2016, p. 247-294.

TOP PUBLICATIONS

J. Jammes, Les oracles du Cao Đài. Étude d’un mouvement religieux vietnamien et de ses réseaux [Cao Đài Oracles. A Vietnamese Religious Movement and its Networks], Paris, Les Indes savantes, 2014, 593 p.
J. Jammes and David Palmer, "Occulting the Dao: Daoist Inner Alchemy, French Spiritism and Vietnamese Colonial Modernity in Caodai Translingual Practice", Journal of Asian Studies, May 2018, doi:10.1017/S0021911817001425.
J. Jammes, "Benedictine Monastic Communitas in Wartime Central Vietnam (1954–75)", TAJA-The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 2017, p. 1–15.
J. Jammes, "Caodaism in Times of War : Spirits of Struggle and Struggle of Spirits", SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, vol. 31, n° 1, 2016, p. 247-294.
J. Jammes, “Divination and Politics and Religious Networks in Southern Vietnam: from the ""Temple of the Three Doctrines"" (Tam Tông Miếu) to Caodaism”, Social Compass, 57 (3), 2010, p. 357-371

GRANT DETAILS

Project Title: "Made in Conversion: Mission, Circulation and Translation in Colonial and Post-Colonial Vietnam",Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Jeremy Jammes, Funding Details: €3K, Date: June-July 2018.
Project Title: “Vietnamese religious connectivity: a multi-sited anthropological and historical approach”, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Jeremy Jammes, Funding Details: €6K, Start Date: 01/12/2014, End Date: 30/10/2015
Grant Type: Others, Grant Number: , Project Title: “Southeast Asia 2014: regional outlook”, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Jeremy Jammes, Funding Details: €15K, Start Date: 01/01/2013, End Date: 31/10/2015
Grant Type: Others, Grant Number: , Project Title: “Mission & conversion strategy of Evangelical Churches in Southeast Asia”, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Jeremy Jammes, Pascal Bourdeaux, Funding Details: €10K, Start Date: 01/01/2010, End Date: 31/12/2013

RESEARCH OUTPUTS (PATENTS, SOFTWARE, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS)

P. Bourdeaux et J. Jammes (eds), Chrétiens évangéliques d’Asie du Sud-Est. Expériences locales d’une ferveur conquérante, Rennes, Presses universitaires de Rennes, « Sciences des Religions », 2016, 352 p.
J. Jammes, Vietnam under the Eye of a redemptive society. Emergence and Development of Caodai religion, about 400 p. (for 2019)
J. Jammes (ed.), Êđê-English-Vietnamese Dictionary, about 400 p. (for 2019)
J. Jammes, Les oracles du Cao Đài. Étude d’un mouvement religieux vietnamien et de ses réseaux [Cao Đài Oracles. A Vietnamese Religious Movement and its Networks], Paris, Les Indes savantes, 2014, 593 p.
J. Jammes & François Robinne (eds.), L’Asie du Sud-Est 2014. Bilan, enjeux et perspectives [Southeast Asia 2014: Regional Outlook], Paris, Les Indes savantes, 2014, 480 p.
P. Bourdeaux & J. Jammes (eds.), “Evangelical Protestantism and South-East Asian societies”, Special issue, Social Compass 60 (4), 2013, p. 451-526
J. Jammes (ed.), L’Asie du Sud-Est 2013. Bilan, enjeux et perspectives [Southeast Asia 2013: Regional Outlook], Paris, Les Indes savantes, 2013, 430 p.
J. Jammes & Benoît de Tréglodé (eds.), L’Asie du Sud-Est 2012. Les événements majeurs de l’année [Southeast Asia 2012: Major Events of the Year – Regional Outlook], Paris, Les Indes savantes, 2012, 390 p.
Ch. Hemmet with the collaboration of Y. Goudineau and J. Jammes, ""Nous avons mangé la forêt…"" – Georges Condominas au Vietnam, exhibition catalogue, Arles, Actes Sud – Museum of quai Branly, 2006, 149 p. [Vietnamese translation: Hanoi, Thế Giới, 2007]

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

Institute of Asian Studies (IAS, Universiti Brunei Darussalam).
Network of ASEAN-China Academic Institutes (NACAI, Fudan University)
Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies in Asia (SEASIA)
Asia Research Institute (NUS, Singapore)
Studies Centre of East Asia [Centre d’étude de l’Asie de l’Est] (CETASE, Université de Montréal).
Southeast Asia Center [Centre Asie du Sud-Est] (CASE, CNRS, Paris), since 2012.
Research Institute on Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC, CNRS-MAEE, Bangkok).
Societies Religions Secularisms Group [Groupe Sociétés Religions Laïcités] (EPHE-CNRS,
Paris).

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

2016-18: Editor-in-chief of the Book Series “Asia in Transition” (Springer-Institute of Asian Studies, UBD)
2014-15:Co-Editor and Co-founder of the Book Series “Asia in Transition” (Springer-Institute of Asian Studies, UBD)
2010-14: Co-Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of the Book Series “Contemporary Southeast Asia” (National University of Singapore Press – IRASEC)
2003-2008: Part-time Researcher-Assistant Curator (Museum of quai Branly, Paris)