Remnants of altars, carved letters in the old Nom script, carvings, architectural posts and beams have been collected together to honour dinh lang, the ancient Vietnamese communal houses that still dot the country.
Japanese professor Masaaki Shimizu has been presented with the 2017 Balaban Award by the US-based Vietnamese Nom Preservation Foundation (VNPF) for his contributions to preserving Vietnam’s ancient script.
(VOV) - The San Chi consider their worship books and pictures their most valuable assets. They use them in specific rites and prayers for every important event.
Exhibits affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos are being showcased at an exhibition in central Nghe An province’s Vinh city on May 26.
(VOV) - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has identified a list of 19 additional national intangible cultural heritages.
John Balaban has long held a fervent love for Vietnamese folk culture. A poet, a professor of English at North Carolina State University, and the former President of the American Literary Translators Association, he also authors many books about Vietnam.