|In Vietnamese history, the Tröng sisters famously led the first national uprising against the Chinese Han invaders. Tomorrow, the Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will host a cultural lecture on the theme ”Female Heroes in Vieät Nam”. — Photo baodanang.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Tomorrow, the Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will host a cultural lecture on the theme ”Female Heroes in Việt Nam”.
In Việt Nam women have always been at the forefront in the resistance against foreign domination. Two revered and popular heroines are the Trưng sisters, who famously led the first national uprising against the Chinese Han invaders in 40AD. But they are not the only icons who have exerted such influence in Việt Nam’s society, history and culture. The role of women encompasses numerous areas such as warriors, nurses, mothers and wives – from ancient history to the modern day.
The lecture will touch on the role of women in Việt Nam, including worship, beliefs, and different aspects of heroism, as well as the Trưng sisters’ folk religion. The talk will be supported by visuals and as much explanation as possible. The organiser’s aim is to make this as visually interesting and as engaging as possible.
Ass. Prof. Dr Phạm Lan Oanh from the Việt Nam Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS) will conduct the lecture and there will be an Q&A section at the end.
Running from 7pm until 8.30pm, the English-speaking event will take place at Play! Café, 3rd Floor, 318 Lạc Long Quaân Street. Donation: VND200,000. Limit: 40 people. Contact: Stella Ciorra, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01662 979 605. — VNS