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The Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society at Temple University was founded in September, 2004. As a national center for scholarly research, educational training, and mutual understanding, the Center is developing a range of programs on Vietnam's rich heritage of philosophy and culture including conferences, colloquia, classes, scholarly exchanges, and courses in the Vietnamese language. The Center also hopes to begin summer study courses for students in Vietnam. The Center is currently participating in a multi-year faculty seminar program involving the Departments of Philosophy at Temple University and at the Ho Chi Minh National Political Academy in Hanoi. As part of this project, Temple and the Ho Chi Minh Academy are cooperating on an on-line handbook of philosophical terms from East and West, with entries in both Vietnamese and English. This project is being supported by the Ford Foundation.

The Center has been awarded a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation in support of its work.

For further information on the Center's current and future activities, or if you are interested in becoming involved in the Center's activities, please contact the Director or the Associate Director.

Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society
Gladfelter Hall, Room 1016
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Telephone: 215.204.9207
Email: vietcent@temple.edu

Dr. Kimberly Ann Goyette, Director: kgoyette@temple.edu
Dr. Sophie Quinn-Judge, Associate Director: quinnjud@temple.edu


THE CENTER FOR VIETNAMESE PHILOSOPHY, CULTURE & SOCIETY TRUNG TÂM TRIẾT HỌC, VĂN HOÁ & XÃ HỘI VIỆT NAM
Gladfelter Hall, Room 1016 1115 Polett Walk Philadelphia, PA 19122 Contact: vietcent@temple.edu