Ly Lan, a Vietnamese national living abroad told the Youth Newspaper of her dreams of bringing her culture to other countries through translation into popular languages. Mr Duc Binh, director of Literature and Arts Publishing House, has signed a contract with Lan to publish one of her stories and a collection of poems in Vietnamese and English in 2007. “Foreigners are increasingly flocking to Vietnam for business, research, or travelling. If only 1 percent of them wanted to know about Vietnamese literature, for example, the number of foreign readers would be thousands. Besides, many young overseas Vietnamese are in need of finding out their origins, a good way of doing this would be through reading literary works." "Some Vietnamese literature has been already translated and sold abroad but never in large quantities nor diversity.” "Actually, demand from the foreign market remains high and there are facilities to produce many books", Lan continued. Lan said she felt … [Read more...] about Ly Lan dreams of Vietnam Literature in English and Chinese on her bookshelf
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VietNamNet Bridge - "Joy," "The Revenant" and "The Danish Girl," starring many big names such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and others will screen at local cinemas this month.1. The Little Prince Release date: 8/1 Genre: Fantasy, animation Director: Mark Osborne Language: English with Vietnamese subtitles Based on the well-known book "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the animated film of the same name directed by Mark Osborne will be released in Vietnam on January 8. The film is told through the perspective of a little girl and her neighbor - an eccentric old pilot – who has adventures and finds the Little Prince. This animated movie was made over five years, with a mix of stop-motion and computer-generated imagery (CGI) technology. 2. Diep Vu Chan Dai Release date: 8/1 Genre: Comedy Running Time: 95 minutes Director: Nguyen Quang Tuyen Stars: Le Duong Bao Lam, Dieu Nhi, BB Tran, Ky Han, Thanh Tu, Huu Vi Language: Vietnamese … [Read more...] about 16 movies to be released in Vietnam in January
Below is review of the top ten culture events in Vietnam in 2015.1. A decade of joyful singing from divo Tung Duong Divo of Viet Nam", Duong wowed audiences with his energetic voice as well as his endless creativity. Since he rose to fame by winning the Morning Star - Rendezvous 2004 singing contest, the singer has released a new album or live show every year. Duong's music won acclaim of both audiences and critics through co-operating with several famous composers. His recent concert, A Decade of Joyful Singing, was beyond praise. A local newspaper even wrote "it is very easy to compliment Duong, but it is very hard to find any mistake to criticise", referring to his live show. 2. Good Morning America broadcasts from inside Son Doong cave Stunning images of Son Doong Cave in the central province of Quang Binh were broadcast by ABC's Good Morning America programme on May 13. The images were like scenes from the Hollywood Avatar movie, with tropical forests, white sands, … [Read more...] about Outstanding cultural events in Vietnam in 2015
A team from National Geographic Magazine began their journey to record 360-degree images of Son Doong Cave at Ho Khanh’s Homestay as part of its Son Doong 360 project one day in January. Ho Khanh is the name of a local carpenter who found the entrance of the world’s largest cave, Son Doong, in UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in the central province of Quang Binh. Now, Ho Khanh’s Homestay is where most explorers from around the world arrive at before entering Son Doong. They come not only to stay for a time but also to be told stories about the ‘work of nature’. The Son Doong 360 project is expected to show exclusive 360-degree images of Son Doong on the online edition of NatGeo. Son Doong 360 was initiated by Swedish journalist Martin Edström, 27, who graduated from Stockholm Unviersity in 2010 and is now working as a photographer for UNDP and the Kontinent Agency of Sweden. The cave – formed two to five million … [Read more...] about Exploring the hidden charm of Vietnam in Son Doong Cave
VietNamNet Bridge - Students of gifted high schools now have to study natural science subjects in English, but they have to take final exams in Vietnamese. Therefore, teachers have proposed organizing some national exams in English. Teaching in English: ambitious plan needs thorough preparation The "schools must not fail" pressure The Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted in HCM City started a trial program of teaching natural science subjects in English three years ago. This is the first school in Vietnam is implementing the program. Students of the school still follow normal curricula stipulated by the Ministry of Education and Training, but they have additional intensive lessons in English. The school has eight English intensive classes with 250 students. … [Read more...] about Vietnam will have a national exam in English?