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Paris book exhibition delves into Viet Nam's identity in French culture

Update: October, 15/2013 - 09:54
An exhibition exploring the presence of Viet Nam in French publications has attracted visitors to the Centre of Vietnamese Culture in Paris.— Photo nhandan

PARIS  (VNS) — An exhibition exploring the presence of Viet Nam in French publications has attracted visitors to the Centre of Vietnamese Culture in Paris.

Entitled The Presence of Viet Nam in French Books from 17th Century to 1956, the exhibition showcases more than 100 books about Viet Nam which were printed and published in France over three centuries.

Visitors can inspect documents outlining politics, history and geography in the country, as well as literature works on the relationship between Viet Nam and France.

Among the publications at the exhibition are Le Proces de la Colonisation Française (The Trail of French Colonisation) by Nguyen Ai Quoc [an alias of President Ho Chi Minh) published in 1925, and the Bao Dai: Ou les Derniers Jours de l'Empire d'Annam (Bao Dai: Or the Last Days of the Empire of Annam) by historian Daniel Grandclement.

To commemorate General Vo Nguyen Giap, who passed away on October 4, the exhibition also features French-language publications about the Vietnamese military hero.

All the books and documents were collected since 1984 by scholars and researchers of the Information and Documentation Centre of Contemporary Viet Nam (CID – Centre d'Information et de documentation sur le Viet Nam contemporain) in Paris.

The exhibition runs until October 26. — VNS

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