|The book comprises essays and researches by scholar Nguyễn Văn Huyên. — Photo courtesy of Nhã Nam Company|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Traditional festivals, rituals and religions of the Vietnamese are introduced in a book compiled by late Prof Nguyễn Văn Huyên (1908-1975), as a French-educated scholar and Minister of Education of Việt Nam (1946-1975).
The book comprises essays and research Huyên compiled in French during his career. In the documents, Huyên played the role of a narrator to talk with French scholars and readers who wished to learn about Vietnamese culture.
Đỗ Trọng Quang and Trần Đính translated the documents to Vietnamese aiming to introduce the valuable research to the public and honour the scholar’s effort.
Art researcher Phan Cẩm Thượng remarked that the book featured interesting customs and festivals, some of which have been lost and no longer practised.
That’s the reason why this is a must-see book for those who love Vietnamese culture, especially young people, he said.
The book is published and distributed by Nhã Nam Culture and Communication Company. — VNS