Announcement and Call for Papers:
A Workshop at Temple University,
the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture and Society,
with the support of the Luce Foundation
May 21-22, 2014
Women and Development in Vietnam
This workshop will feature reports on the research of three Vietnamese women who have received small research grants from Temple University's Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture and Society. The Center was founded in 2004 to encourage scholarly collaboration and exchange between Vietnam and the US.
Each of these presentations will form the core of one panel. We have invited U.S.-based experts on Vietnam and women's issues to chair these three panels and to act as discussants. We would like to encourage other US-based researchers to join our discussions, so if you or a student you know has been working on a topic in one of these subject areas, we would be happy to consider your papers for inclusion in this workshop.
If you would like to submit an abstract of approximately 500 words, we can accept them up until March 31, 2014. The basic framework for the workshop is below.
- Panel 1 – Women and Work
- This panel includes a paper by Dr. Truong Thi Thuy Hang of the National Institute of Educational Management in Hanoi, on "Women Who Abandon their Land to Move to the City." The panel chair and discussant will be Ann Marie Leshkowich, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the College of Holy Cross in Massachusetts and the author of many works on gender and economic transformation in Vietnam. This panel will also be joined by Professor Yana Rodgers of the Women's and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers. She will present research on "Land Reform and Welfare in Vietnam: Why Gender of the Land-Rights Holder Matters."
- Panel 2 – Women at the Margins
- Le Dan Dung, Ph.D. candidate at Vrije University in Amsterdam will present her research on Hmong women in Sapa. The panel chair and discussant will be Pamela McElwee, Assistant Professor of Human Ecology in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. Prof. McElwee has written extensively on gender and minority issues in Vietnam.
- Panel 3 – Women and Leadership
- Dr. Hien Thu Luong will present a report on creating a Center For Women in Politics and Public Administration in Hanoi. The panel chair and discussant will be Mary Hawkesworth, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.
We have also invited experts on women in Vietnam to present comments and their critique at the final session of the workshop, to stimulate discussion among participants about the future of research on issues linked to Women and Development in Vietnam. These are Jean Munro, Senior Technical Specialist at UNDP Hanoi, who directs a project on the Empowerment of Women in the Public Sector. Joining her will be Dr. Kristy Kelly, Director of the Global and International Education Program at Drexel University's School of Education. Dr. Kelly is also affiliated with Columbia University, and she frequently consults on gender and development issues in Vietnam. We will also be joined by Tu Packard, Fellow of the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture and Society and Senior Economist at Moody's Analytics, who has consulted on projects in Vietnam for the World Bank, UNDP, and UNRISDI.
We look forward to hearing from anyone interested in joining this workshop, either as a participant or as an observer.
Please reply to Prof. Kimberley Goyette or
Prof. Sophie Quinn-Judge.
Thanks for your interest!
A pre-AAS workshop, sponsored by the Vietnam Studies Group:
At the Weigley Room, Gladfelter Hall, 1115 Polett Walk
9:00 am - 5:30 pm, Wednesday, March 26, 2014
- 9:00 AM – Welcoming remarks
from Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture and Society and Vietnam Studies Group.
- 9:15 AM – Panel 1: History and National Identity
— Indigenous Democracy in Vietnamese Ancient Culture, Hải Hồng Nguyễn, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland, Australia.
— The historiography about Nguyễn Huệ and the Tây Sơn period and the condition of "disrupted modernity" of the modern Vietnamese nation, Nguyễn Quốc Vinh, Harvard University, East Asian Languages and Civilizations.
— The Past Doesn't Pass: Memory and Identity in Commemorating the War Dead, Hoa T. Nguyễn, Trent University.
— "Because we are all compatriots": People's Diplomacy and the Vietnamese in France during the Vietnam War, Nguyễn Nguyệt,
- 11:00 AM – Coffee and Tea Break
- 11:30 AM – Panel 2: Social and Cultural Identities
— American Consumer Culture and its Impact on Identity in the Republic of Vietnam in 1965, Helen Phó, University of Texas at Austin
— The Mixture of Film Styles and Questions of Identity in Contemporary Vietnamese Cinema, Quí-Hà Hoàng Nguyễn, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
— Religious Place and Threads of Memory Through Time: The Dialogic Construction(s) of Chăm Identity at Po Klaung Garai, Dave Paulson, Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology, Temple University
— Engaging with Vietnam: Meditations on Chăm-Vietnamese historical relations and developing the Intellectual Middle Ground,
William Noseworthy, Ph.D. candidate in History, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
- 12:50 PM – Break for Lunch
- 2:00 PM – Discussion Panel 2
- 2:40 PM – Musical Interlude
— Musical Interlude: Creativity and Traditional Music in Post-socialist Vietnam, Alexander M. Cannon, Assistant Professor of Music History/Ethnomusicology, Western Michigan University.
- 3:00 PM – Panel 3: Nôm Identities
— Collective Visualization of the 三國 Three Kingdoms in Vietnam, Nam Nguyễn, Vietnam National University.
— An excerpt from a Nôm 從 tuồng drama 張屠肉傳 Trương đồ nhục truyện "The tale of Trương the butcher", by Nguyễn Tô Lan (Viện Nghiên cứu Hán Nôm, Hanoi and Harvard Yenching Institute) & Ngô
Thanh Nhàn (Nôm Studies, Temple University), click here for the excerpt text.
— A revisit to 三千字解音 Tam Thiên Tự Giải Âm 1831: The first popular Nôm literacy textbook, Lê Mai Phương (independent, Nôm Studies) & Ngô Thanh Nhàn (Nôm Studies, Temple University).
- 4:15 PM – Coffee and Tea Break
- 4:30 PM – Discussion of Panel 3
- 5:00 PM – Closing Remarks and Final Discussion
Séminaires de Master "Histoire de l'Asie Circulation des idées et des savoirs, réseaux transnationaux et acteurs" (Claire Trân Thi Liên) et
"Les relations internationales contemporaines" (Sophie Coeuré)
Rue Albert Einstein, Paris 13e Métro ligne 14 - RER C Arrêt Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
by Professor Sophia Quinn-Judge
at Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7
- Women in the early Vietnamese communist movement: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Her Unexamined Legacy 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, Room 127, Friday, March 7, 2014
- Histoire du communisme viêtnamien: sources et méthodes, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Bâtiment Sophie Germain, Room 1019, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
- International Influences on the Vietnamese Communist Movement:
from Moscow and Paris to Shanghai and Singapore,
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, Room 204, Friday, March 14, 2014.
Research at the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture and Society:
From Nôm to the NLF
At the 8th annual Global Temple Conference!:
Global Movement: Migration,
Urbanization & Cultural Dynamics,
Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 217C,
10:00 - 10:50 AM, Wednesday, November 20, 2013
See Schedule at a glance & Program.
To be display: 13 Nôm calligraphy rolls depicting "The Tale of Trương the Butcher"
Our session will mainly be devoted to the research on Nôm manuscripts by Dr. Lan and Dr. Nhàn. Dr. Lan will discuss a Vietnamese Nôm translation for theater of the classic "Romance of the Three Kingdoms." Dr. Nhàn will discuss his joint research on "The First popular ideographic literacy course in Vietnam," a book using Vietnamese Nôm ideograms to define Hán (Chinese) characters. Finally Dr. Quinn-Judge will discuss current research on wartime Vietnamese leadership politics, focusing on those leaders who came after Ho Chi Minh.
- Hanoi's Long 1963: The End of the Dream of Peace? by Sophia Quinn-Judge, History
- A Translation in Vietnamese Nôm for Theater of 三國志演義 "Romance of the Three Kingdoms," by Dr. Nguyễn Tô Lan, Harvard-Yenching Institute, (Hover here for the Abstract), and
- An introduction to 三千字解音 Tam Thiên Tự Giải Âm 1831: The first popular ideographic literacy course in Vietnam, by Lê Mai Phương & Ngô Thanh Nhàn, Nôm Studies.
(Hover here for the Abstract).
Connection Vietnam — December 2011 – January 2012
Planning for Academic Exchanges
By Prof. Kimberly Goyette & Prof. Sophia Quinn-Judge
The Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society
|Meeting professors and students from the Sociology Department,
Tôn Đức Thắng University, for a question and answer session.
Talk — See Lecture Series, Political Science Department
Structural Violence and State Building in East Asia
By Dr. Tuong Vu, Princeton University/University of Oregon
Sponsors: Department of Political Science, Institute for Public
and The Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and
Date/Location: Monday, February 20, 12:00–2:30 p.m.
Women's Studies Lounge, Room 821 Anderson Hall
(A light lunch will be served at 12:00 pm, Talk begins at 12:45 pm.)
||Abstract: Modern states in East Asia were formed out of traditional
and colonial empires about 200 years after their European counterparts
and 100 years after Latin American states. While modern East Asian
states are much younger, cohesive and effective states are the norm in
East Asia just as fragile and ineffective states are in Latin America.
What explains East Asia's more advanced level of state development
despite its later entrance into modernity? Based on four cases (China,
South Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam), this paper argues that war, capital
and elite support for financing state building are not central to the
postcolonial growth of cohesive states in East Asia. Rather,
structural violence, which is violence motivated by ideologies and
executed systematically with the goal of establishing long-term
ideological and political hegemony, was the primary cause of cohesive
states in the East Asian context.
Bio: Tuong Vu is Visiting Research Fellow, Princeton Institute for
International and Regional Studies, Princeton University, and
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of
Oregon. His book, Paths to Development in Asia: South Korea, Vietnam,
China, and Indonesia (Cambridge, 2010) was selected by Asia Society as
a 2011 Bernard Schwartz Award Honorable Mention. See Dr. Tuong Vu full page.
Documentary film (click on title below to see the preview)
Images of Vietnamese Philadelphians
By Paul Brian Osorio and Jayasinhji Jhala, Ph.D.
The research and film work was made possible
with support from the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society.
Contributions from Sophie Quinn-Judge, Ph.D., Kimberly Ann Goyette, Ph.D., Ngô Thanh Nhàn.
This film reveals contemporary Vietnamese culture in the city of Philadelphia through fleeting glances and artistic expressions. Unlike many conventional documentary films, it does not provide a overriding narrative or linear story, instead, it offers viewers a unique and informative window to Vietnamese food, art, culture, and community in a cinematic style employing both Cinéma vérité and Direct Cinema or "passive" camerawork. First engaging in extensive research and ethnography, the filmmakers then set out to document the prevalent features of Vietnamese culture that have been brought to this western city and show how they are thriving not only among Vietnamese immigrants, but also with native Philadelphians. Offering portraits of people engaging in a friendly and candid manner, the film shows that some of the most ordinary interactions can be culturally informative, inspirational, and enlightening.
This film proves very useful for those teaching and/or interested in the Vietnamese diaspora, cross cultural exchange, experimental documentary filmmaking, and Philadelphian society. It also opens up avenues for discussion of Eastern and Western cultural intersections, cultural preservation, and diaspora community development.
October 12 2011
Council for Southeast Asia Studies at Yale University, Brown Bag Seminar
Duan and the Political Struggle for Peace in Vietnam"
Sophie Quinn Judge
"The story of diplomatic efforts to avert conflict in Vietnam often ignores the complex politics of Vietnam, south and north. This talk will focus on Vietnamese attempts to neutralize the South, starting with the post-Geneva era, extending to the DRV [Democratic Republic of Vietnam] diplomacy of 1962 and finally, the interegnum of General Dương Văn Minh in 1963. Although Lê Duẩn is known as the major promoter of military struggle after 1954, new information from a Vietnamese study of the Resistance in the Western Mekong Delta shows Lê Duẩn as a skilfull political organizer in the months after the Geneva Accords divided Vietnam. He hoped to maintain communist influence in the south by ordering the infiltration of southern revolutionaries into the local government militias and armed forces of the religious sects after 1954. The Cao Đàis who took refuge in Phnom Penh in 1955, after Diệm's attack on their Tây Ninh base, joined a campaign organized by expatriate Vietnamese to call for a neutral South Vietnam. Their relations with the southern communists is one question this talk will explore. The NLF [National Liberation Front of South Vietnam] program of 1960 and a DRV diplomatic proposal, designed by Lê Duẩn in 1962, continued to advocate a neutral South Vietnam. The final point of this talk will examine the popularity of the neutral idea within South Vietnam and efforts by Gen. Minh to move from military to political competition."
Reception for the Hanoi National University of Education
10 May 2011, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Gladfelter Hall, 10th Floor, CHAT Lounge
The Delegation from the Hanoi National University of Education
(Đại học Sư phạm Hà Nội):
- Mme, Dr. Nguyen Thi Tinh, Vice President, Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE)
- Asst. Prof., Dr. Le Dinh Trung, Head of Science & Technology Research, HNUE
- Mr. Vu Dinh Luu, Vice Director, HNUE Press (Publishing House)
- Mme. Do Thi Phan Thu, Staff, Office for Science & Technology Research
- Mr. Dao Anh Phuong, Staff, Office for Science & Technology Research
- Asst. Prof., Dr. Bui Van Nghi, Dean, School of Mathematics & Informatics
- Asst. Prof., Dr. Phung Ngoc Kiem, Head of Graduate Training Office
- Mme. Van Thi Xuan Thu, Head of Finance and Planning Office
- Mme. Le Thanh Chinh, Staff, Finance and Planning Office
- Mme. Nguyen Thi Loan, Director, State Treasure of Tu Liem, Hanoi
Highlighting Research from the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture & Society
This panel will highlight three research projects. The first (Goyette) concerns research on the growing
private sector in Vietnamese higher education and its effects on who has access to post-secondary
education. The second (Quinn-Judge) explores the ideas and careers of Vietnamese leaders who
advocated a peaceful, negotiated solution to a colonial war that grew into a civil war and one of the
bitterest conflicts of the Cold War. The third (Ngô Thanh Nhàn) describes a project which digitizes
and preserves the very important endangered documents in the Vietnamese ideographic Nom script.
2010 Global Temple Conference
November 16, 2010 — Howard Grittis Student Center South
Session 4: 09:40 AM - 10:50 AM
Room: 217D (2nd Floor)
— Prof. Kimberly A. Goyette (Department of Sociology),
"Stratification and the Growth of the Private Sector
in Higher Education in Vietnam"
— Prof. Sophia Quinn-Judge (Center's Vice Director)
"Looking for the Elusive Third Way"
— Dr. Ngô Thanh Nhàn,
"A British Library Endangered Archives Project: Digital
an Ancient Hán Nôm archive in Vietnam"
(click here to view the full slide presentation, Acrobat pdf 24MB)
Following Global Temple Conference updates link here.
Center for the Study of Force & Diplomacy and
Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture & Society
The Last Memoir of War
in the Mekong Delta
Thursday November 11, 2010 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Click here for full flyer.
Gladfelter Hall, 9th Floor, Russell Weigley Room
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Conference on Conflicting Claims on the South China Sea
25 March 2010 — Gladfelter Hall, 10th Floor
Conference Program 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM &
Reception Program 06:00 PM
Maps and Directions & Parking
Map of Hanoi 1490
known as 昇竜 Thăng Long during the reign of 洪德 Hồng Đức
from Hoàng Thành Thăng Long [Imperial Citadel],
Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences: Institute
Hanoi: Culture - Information Publishing House, 2006. Page 197.