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Seminar on 20th century writer Nhuong Tong at L'Espace

Update: December, 09/2015 - 09:20

HCM CITY (VNS) — French cultural institute L'Espace in Ha Noi will host a seminar titled "Nhuong Tong – Writer, Journalist, Translator" today.

Nhuong Tong, aka Hoang Pham Tran (1904-1949), was born in a family of Confucian scholars, and in his short life made an immense contribution to Vietnamese literature and translation.

He became a journalist at 16, working for newspapers like Khai Hoa, Nam Thanh, Thuc Nghiep Dan Bao, Hon Cach Mang, and Ha Noi Tan Van.

Despite pursuing a journalist's career, he was a prolific writer of literary works, the most well known of which were Lan Huu (1940) and Nguyen Thai Hoc (1945).

The seminar will be chaired by researcher Lai Nguyen An, Tran Trong Duong, who has a doctorate in Han Chinese and Vietnamese ancient ideographic Nom script, and critic Mai Anh Tuan.

The event, which starts at 6pm, is being organised by Nha Nam Culture and Communication JSC. — VNS



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