Phung, Hieu

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Hieu Phung is an environmental historian who investigates the impacts of local culture and statecraft on the preindustrial environment, especially on water and climate. Her research focuses on the history of Vietnam and Southeast Asia during the transition from the Medieval Climate Anomaly (c. 800/950–1250/1300) to the Little Ice Age (c. 1300–1850).


• “Meteorology in Vietnam, Pre 1850,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia Climate Science (2022)

• “Case Study: The Red River Dikes in Northern Vietnam.” The Cultural Heritages of Water in the Tropical and Sub-tropical Eastern and Southern Eastern Asia. A Thematic Study by ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites, an advisory body to UNESCO for World Heritage), 2022.

“Naming the Red River—Becoming a Vietnamese River.” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 51, no. 4 (2020): 518-537.

• “Before the River Network: The Visualization of the Red River System in Vietnam, 1300-1700,” Water and Culture in Eurasian History, volume 2, edited by Nicholas Breyfogle & Philip Brown, University of Pittsburgh Press (Under Contract)

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