One of my responsibilities in my current position is to make videos of discussions with scholars. The latest video is of a discussion that I had with Phan Lê Hà, founder of the Engaging With Vietnam initiative (which for certain … Continue reading Encountering a Globalizing Regional University in Southeast Asia
The 11th Engaging With Vietnam conference will be held this July 15-16 in Leiden, the Netherlands, in conjuction with the 11th ICAS (International Convention of Asia Scholars) conference, July 16-19. The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 April (http://engagingwithvietnamconference.org/). … Continue reading Engaging With Vietnam #11 Conference Theme
Engaging With Vietnam is very delighted to announce its 11th “Engaging With Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue” conference (EWV 11), which is going to be held on 15-16 July 2019 in Leiden, the Netherlands, alongside the 11th International Convention of Asia … Continue reading Announcing Engaging With Vietnam #11
Let’s meet some of the scholars who have been invited to speak at the upcoming 10th Engaging With Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue conference in HCM City and Phan Thiet. Continue reading Speakers and Logistics at Engaging With Vietnam #10
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 theme of the upcoming Engaging With Vietnam Conference (15-21 December 2018) is “Beyond Dichotomies: Vietnam from Multiple Perspectives.” For more information about the theme, and to see Le Minh Khai run away from monkeys in Brunei. . . please … Continue reading The 10th Engaging With Vietnam Theme
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).
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.
The 10th Engaging With Vietnam will be held from 15-21 December 2018. For more information, see engagingwithvietnam.org. Continue reading A SURPRISE Announcement (Thông báo BẤT NGỜ!!) from Engaging With Vietnam!!!
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