THUA THIEN-HUE (VNS) — A Hue researcher released a photo book on art during the time of the Nguyen Lords to fill a gap in knowledge about Hue cultural history.
The book that Nguyen Huu Thong and his associates published is titled Art in the Time of Nguyen Lords. Nguyen Lords were predecessors of the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945), and expanded the country's territory in the south.
"Many studies have been published on the heritage of the Nguyen dynasty, but studies on the lords are rare," Thong said during a ceremony launching the book. "We expect this book could fill part of the research gap."
The book's authors planned to research all art and culture during the lords' time, but many of the vestiges of the time period have been destroyed, which has made their work more difficult. Data for the book was obtained in Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam provinces.
Experts said the book would add to existing resources on Hue culture. — VNS