Vietnamese female poet Xuan Quynh (Photo: Google) The picture on the homepage, known as a Google Doodle, depicts Xuan Quynh wearing an Ao Dai. The doodle was illustrated by two painters from Ho Chi Minh City, Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien, who work together under the name KAA. Upon discussing their painting, KAA told Google that they were inspired by two of her famous works, including "Thuyen va bien", also known as “The boat and the sea”, and "Song", also known as “Sea waves”. The pair stated that every Vietnamese student is familiar with her poems along with the love she had for her husband, also one of the best writers nationally. “The death of her and her family was something of a national tragedy, but their legacy lives on”, the two painters added. Quynh and her husband Luu Quang Vu (Photo: Tuoi Tre) Quynh was born on October 6, 1942, in the village of La Khe, now located in Hanoi’s Ha Dong district. … [Read more...] about Google Doodles honours late female poet Xuan Quynh
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Illustrative image (Photo: Archeology Institute) Thua Thien – Hue (VNA) - Scientists and researchers have announced a new series of findings of Phu Xuan, the ancient historical capital of the Nguyen Lords and Tay Son Dynasty, in the present-day central province of Thua Thien-Hue. The announcement was made at a conference held in the province by the provincial Historical Science Association on October 18. Among 25 studies sent to the conference, 15 were presented with new information about Phu Xuan. The new findings are about palaces and people in the past related to the role of Phu Xuan in politics, economy and culture. Researchers and participants at the conference also discussed Phu Xuan as a capital under the reign of the Nguyen Lords (1600-1802) and Tay Son Dynasty (1786-1802). New documents about the role of the ancient capital have been announced focusing on the Nguyen Lords and Tay Son Dynasty’s process of founding and protecting … [Read more...] about New findings of ancient capital Phu Xuan announced
Standing in front of the camera, you soon realise that you have become part of a painting by a prominent Vietnamese artist, Bui Xuan Phai (1920-1988). Modern technology brings the feeling like we are sitting in Bui Xuan Phai's paintings of streets. Photo courtesy of exhibition's organiser Artificial intelligence technology identified you and imitated the style of Phai to create the painting, then projected your portrait on to the wall. Thanks to AI technology, visitors can become characters in Phai's paintings. VNS Photo Minh Thu This is the first time artworks by a master of Vietnamese fine arts have been presented in this way. The exhibition opened on Friday at the Hanoi Museum showing 100 paintings in three categories – Hanoi’s streets, cheo (traditional opera), and sketches of family and friends – which have been digitised and screened with 3D mapping technology. Phai is considered one of the most important Vietnamese painters of the 20th century, who … [Read more...] about Exhibition shows art of Bui Xuan Phai through latest tech
Lao students join Vietnamese eloquent contest The teams' representatives pose for a group photo A Vietnamese eloquent contest for Lao students in Vietnam’s central region took place in Thua Thien-Hue province on October 18. The event, co-held by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and the Vietnam-Lao Friendship Association Central Committee, saw the participation of 16 teams. In seven minutes, each of the contestants shared their understanding about Vietnam, the country’s people and culture, along with memories during their stay. A team of the Vinh University of Technology Education in the north-central province of Nghe An claimed the first prize, followed by those of the Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy and Hong Duc University. Addressing the event, Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department under the MoET Nguyen Hai Thanh said Vietnam and Laos have nurtured a traditional friendship and cooperation over the years, … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES TODAY
Work on a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant, worth US$215 million, began in the outlying district of Cu Chi on October 16 as the second of its kind in HCMC, allowing the city to address both the waste problem and the demand for energy simultaneously. HCMC Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong (C) and other officials join the groundbreaking ceremony of the city’s second waste-to-energy plant – PHOTO: VNA Tam Sinh Nghia Investment and Development JSC started construction on the eight-hectare Tam Sinh Nghia WTE plant at the Tay Bac solid waste treatment complex in Cu Chi. The plant, which is expected to be completed within a year and a half, will have a daily processing capacity of 2,000 tons of waste and generate 40 megawatts of electricity. In the second phase, the plant will treat an additional 3,000 tons of waste daily, covering a total area of 20 hectares. The company’s chairman and general director, Ngo Xuan Tiec, was cited by the Vietnam News Agency as saying that the … [Read more...] about HCM City builds second waste-to-energy plant worth $215mil.