A Conversation about Researching Gender and Sexuality with Dr. Khuất Thu Hồng, ISDS (Phần 1)

Last summer, in preparation for the 10th Engaging With Vietnam conference, we had a conversation with Dr. Khuất Thu Hồng, founder and director of the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS, Viện Nghiên cứu phát triển xã hội) in Hanoi. … Continue reading A Conversation about Researching Gender and Sexuality with Dr. Khuất Thu Hồng, ISDS (Phần 1)

The 10th Engaging With Vietnam Conference

We would like to announce that the 10th Engaging With Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue Conference will be held from 15-21 December 2018 in Hồ Chí Minh City and Phan Thiết, Bình Thuận. The theme of this year’s conference is “Beyond Dichotomies: Vietnam from Multiple Perspectives.” The deadline to submit individual or panel proposals is 30 September 2018 and notification will be made by 30 October 2018 (earlier submissions are welcome and early notifications can be accommodated).

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K-Pop River Tourism in Vietnam

The most recent Engaging With Vietnam conference (the 9th) focused on the topics of tourism, development, sustainability, and the preservation of heritage/culture. In the case of Vietnam, these topics are particularly fascinating and relevant ones as over the past two decades the country has witnessed a massive expansion of the tourism sector as business people have sought to cater to the ever-growing number of both domestic and international tourists.

Such a transformation of course brings both positive and negative changes, and this in turn highlights the many issues that the development of tourism encompasses, and the many questions the development of tourism raises.

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A Conversation (in Vnese) with Nguyễn Sử about the History of Vietnamese Calligraphy

This video is of a conversation that we had in the summer of 2017 with Nguyễn Sử, the author of a recent book on the history of Vietnamese calligraphy (Lịch Sử Thư Pháp Việt Nam). In addition to being an … Continue reading A Conversation (in Vnese) with Nguyễn Sử about the History of Vietnamese Calligraphy

A Conversation With Art Curator Nguyễn Như Huy

Last summer Phan Lê Hà (founder of the Engaging With Vietnam conference series) met with curator Nguyễn Như Huy (founder of the art space Zero Station/Ga 0 in Hồ Chí Minh City) and talked about art, philosophy, linguistics, literature and travel.

I filmed the conversation and made the following three videos.

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