Hardy, Andrew
École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO)
Brief bio :
Andrew Hardy was educated in England, France and Australia (PhD, Australian National University, 1999). His research and teaching focuses on Vietnamese migration, ethnic relations in Southeast Asia and the history of Champa and Central Vietnam. He headed the Hanoi centre of the École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO) from 2002-2012 and is now based at the EFEO in Paris. His first book – Red Hills: Migrants and the State in the Highlands of Vietnam (NIAS Press, 2003) was awarded the Harry J. Benda Prize for Non-Fiction on Southeast Asia by the Asian Studies Association (2005). Since 2005, with Nguyen Tien Dong (Vietnam Institute of Archaeology), he co-directed a multi-disciplinary project on the Long Wall of Quang Ngai, a 127 km frontier built in 1819, designated a national monument in 2011.
Individual Project :

The Long Wall of Quảng Ngãi 

The focus of this project is the Long Wall, a 127-km boundary built in earth and stone across the provinces of Quảng Ngãi and Bình Định. Built in 1819 and abandoned in 1898, it offers a unique insight into a ‘hard’ border apparatus in pre-colonial Vietnam. Andrew Hardy led three types of research on this project in the framework of SEATIDE. The first is the collection, translation and analysis of historical documents, including those which deal with this region's past as a territory of the kingdom of Champa. The second is archaeological investigation, conducted by Nguyễn Tiến Đông of the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology: in 2014-2015, a hilltop fort and a borderland temple were excavated. The third is anthropological research, involving interviews with members of the Viet and Hre ethnic groups, inhabitants of the zones either side of the wall. Preliminary results were published as SEATIDE online paper no. 11: ‘The Border Security Framework and Logics of Conflict Resolution on a Nineteenth-Century Vietnamese Frontier.