March 5, 2022

Virtual science talk with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Trong Duong about Vietnam from diverse perspectives

March 5, 2022, 09:30 – 11:30

In the upcoming episode of Fulbright Speaker’s Series: The World Beyond a Book, Fulbright University Vietnam cordially invites you to join the virtual science talk with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Trong Duong on “Vietnam: From Diverse Perspectives” 

In the upcoming talk, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Trong Duong will apply historical discourse analysis to provide different perspectives – different discourses on Vietnamese history. The presentation will focus on the viewpoints of the Vietnamese/Kinh ethnic group, the Confucianists of the Northern Delta, the adults, and the men on the past, different regions, and various ethnic groups in the territory of modern Vietnam. These perspectives are at the same time unreasonably and reasonably contradictory yet consistent. Such analyses aim to recognize historical knowledge as a variable under the influence of political power. In other words, historiography, as an instrument of government power throughout history with its own purposes and by specific means, glitters under the guise of amiable language. The diverse angles presented in the upcoming talk are expected to open up layers of discourse that direct us daily in thoughts and actions, consciously and unconsciously. 

Join Fulbright in this thrilling science talk with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Trong Duong! 

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 5, 2022 (Vietnam time, GMT +7) 
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Fulbright Speakers’ Series is a quest for knowledge and understanding with diverse incisive viewpoints of prominent authors, both in Vietnam and globally, venturing into a myriad of topics ranging from development history and current Vietnam in the context of globalization, to the importance of mental health in being a compassionate community member. 

About the speaker:

Tran Trong Duong earned his doctorate of Philology in 2011 and has been an Associate Professor of Literature since 2020, majoring in Han Nom. Besides working at the Institute of Han Nom Studies (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences), he is a lecturer of the graduate program at the Academy of Social Sciences, a visiting lecturer of the graduate program at Vietnam National University, Hanoi, and the leader of Sen Heritage, a project promoting Vietnamese cultural heritage. His fields of interest include literary study, bibliography, text study, woodblock printing, historical translation, religious symbolism, and the ancient and medieval history of Vietnam.