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Book on Pagodas wins golds at Vietnam Book Awards

In Uncategorized on December 18, 2010 at 9:27 am

The Vietnam Publishers Association awarded the book on Chua Vietnam (Vietnamese Pagodas) two gold prizes at the Vietnam Book Awards on December 15 for its excellence in printing and subject matter.

The book is written by three renowned scholars Ha Van Tan, Nguyen Van Ku and Pham Ngoc Long.  According to archaeologist Nguyen Viet, from the Centre for Southeast Asian Prehistory, this book is one of the few archaeological publications to have been reprinted many times.


The present reprint of the book provides a close glimpse of the country’s most exotic and remote pagodas and is more expansive in its scope than the previous editions.


First printed in 1993 in both Vietnamese and English the book now contains detailed information on 118 pagodas in 61 cities and provinces throughout Vietnam besides listing 730 pagodas now recognised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as heritage sites. The present edition of this book is only available in Vietnam.


The organization also awarded gold prizes to six other authors and to three well-printed books. The annual awards ceremony will be held in Hanoi on December 19.

Source: SGGP

Book on Pagodas wins Gold at Vietnam Book Awards

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:51 am

The Vietnam Publishers Association awarded the book on Chua Vietnam (Vietnamese Pagodas) two gold prizes at the Vietnam Book Awards on December 15 for its excellence in printing and subject matter.

The book is written by three renowned scholars Ha Van Tan, Nguyen Van Ku and Pham Ngoc Long.  According to archaeologist Nguyen Viet, from the Centre for Southeast Asian Prehistory, this book is one of the few archaeological publications to have been reprinted many times.


The present reprint of the book provides a close glimpse of the country’s most exotic and remote pagodas and is more expansive in its scope than the previous editions.


First printed in 1993 in both Vietnamese and English the book now contains detailed pictorial information on 118 pagodas in 61 cities and provinces throughout Vietnam besides listing 730 pagodas now recognised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as heritage sites. The present edition of this book is only available in Vietnam.


The organization also awarded gold prizes to six other authors and to three well-printed books. The annual awards ceremony will be held in Hanoi on December 19.

Source: SGGP

Book on Uncle Ho featured in Germany

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 4:52 am

A book entitled “Ho Chi Minh – A Chronicle” was presented to German readers by its author, journalist Hellmut Kapfenberger, in Berlin recently.

             The late President, Ho Chi Minh

This was the fourth time the book has been brought to the atttention of German readers since it was first published in 2009. The event was jointly held by cadres who had worked at the Institute of Marxism-Leninism under the Socialist Unity Party of Germany and Solidarity Service International (SODI).


At the event, which attracted nearly 100 readers who were interested in Vietnam , Hellmut summarised the biography of President Ho Chi Minh and read two chapters of the book.


He said that he had tried to complete the book on the 119 th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday and presented it to the German public before it was translated into Vietnamese and published in Hanoi on the occasion of the 120 th anniversary of the former President’s birthday.


Journalist Hellmut Kapfenberger lived and worked in Vietnam as a correspondent of the Eastern German news agency ADN and New Germany newspaper during 1970-73 and 1980-84.


With deep sentiments and respect towards President Ho Chi Minh he had collected documents and articles as well as met with Vietnamese Party and State leaders and people to study about Uncle Ho with a desire to write a book on the Vietnamese celebrity. His dream came true in 2009 when “Ho Chi Minh – A Chronicle” was published in Germany by the Neues Leben Publishing House.

Source: SGGP

Copy of giant poetry book presented to UNESCO

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2010 at 6:57 am

More cassettes presented to the Speaking Book Library for the Blind

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2010 at 3:20 pm




More cassettes presented to the Speaking Book Library for the Blind


QĐND – Saturday, August 07, 2010, 22:7 (GMT+7)

The CapitaLand Company has offered 15,000 cassettes, valued at VND 100 million, to the Speaking Book Library for the Blind.


The Library will make tapescripts for nearly 100 book titles, including textbooks and literature books for children, from the cassettes.


All the free books will be presented to 85 schools and groups nurturing sightless children nationwide.


15 radio-announcer volunteers will read and record the book contents for blind children for their new academic year.


According to Ms Nguyen Huong Duong, Director of the Speaking Book Library for the Blind, the library needs 30,000 cassettes for sightless children to use each year.  


Source: TT


Translated by Mai Huong


 


Source: QDND

Tre Publishing House gives Son Nam’s book to his commemorative house

In Uncategorized on July 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Tre Publishing House, who owns copyright of the late writer Son Nam’s works, has given more than 100 of the author’s books to his commemorative house in Tien Giang Province.


 

     Writer Son Nam’s commemorative house (Photo: Tuoitre)

The publisher also handed over documents from the film, Mua len trau (Buffalo Boy), signed by director Nguyen Vo Nghiem Minh.

The film was adapted from Son Nam’s short stories, including Mua len trau (Buffalo Boy) and Mot cuoc be dau (The whirligig of life).


“Buffalo Boy” was produced by Giai Phong Film Studio of Vietnam in co-operation with 3B Production of France and Novak of Belgium in 2003. The film won prestigious awards at film festivals held in Brazil, Switzerland, France and Northern America (Chicago) and the Asia-Pacific Film Festival.


Writer Son Nam, whose real name is Pham Minh Tai, was born in 1926 in the Mekong Delta Province of Kien Giang.


He is one of the south’s greatest writers and ethnologists. Son Nam is affectionately called “old southern man” by his colleagues and readers.
 
The late writer is the author of nearly 60 books (about 10,000 pages) consisting of more than 400 short stories, dozens of novels and medium stories and 20 records.


He is also known as a writer, a culturist, a researcher and a “living encyclopedia dictionary of the southern region.”


His life was a journey. The writer travelled throughout the country to collect material for his works.


He passed away at 82 in 2008.

Writer Son Nam’s commemorative house, covering on an area of over 1,500 square meters along the Bao Dinh canal, was built by the late writer’s daughter, Dao Thuy Hang, in My Tho City in the Mekong Delta Province of Tien Giang.


The exhibition house is expected to open to the public on August 22.

Source: SGGP

McGraw Hill Book Week

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2010 at 11:43 am

Week of McGraw Hill Books” is an event happening at the Student’s Bookshop of the HCM City University of Medicine, located at 2A Le Duan Street in District 1, from May 31 to June 5.

The exhibit features more than 10,000 copies on a wide variety of subject matter including business economics, finance, medicine, literature and many others.

These books, with updated information, are being offered at a 10% discount during the exhibition


Some of the highlights are The Big Book of Marketing, Fetology, Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, Do you want to keep your customers forever, Export/Import Procedures & Documentation, and Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine.


The McGraw-Hill Book Company was founded in 1883 with the merge of two companies of “The McGraw Book Publishing Company” of James H. McGraw and “The Hill Publishing Company” of John A. Hill.

Now, it is a leading global publisher, owning such leading brands as Standard & Poor’s, Business Week, McGraw-Hill Education, and J.D Power and Associates. The corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries.

In addition, McGraw-Hill Education is an official distributor of famous publishers, like AMACOM (American Management Association), Career Press, Harvard Business School Publishing with best-selling titles of Blue Ocean Strategy, series of Harvard Business Essentials & Harvard Business Review

Source: SGGP

Country’s biggest book fair kicks off in HCMC

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 6:01 am

The 6th Ho Chi Minh City Book Fair began March 15 in Le Van Tam Park featuring over 200,000 titles and more than 20 million copies of books.








Visitors leaf through books at Vietnam’s largest book fair in HCMC on March 15 (Photo: Thanh Nien)

The annual fair, organized by the city People’s Committee, boasts the participation of 31 foreign publishers this year, the highest number ever.


First organized in March 2000, the book fair also offers a chance for writers, publishers, printing houses and readers to exchange information and hold discussions.


Several activities are being held daily throughout the event, including reading and writing seminars, the launch of new titles, and talks given by authors.


Book companies this year have taken steps to present publications in new and dynamic ways.
 
For instance, the HCMC Book Distribution Corporation (FAHASA) has arranged books into the shapes of famous Vietnamese architectural works like Khue Van Cac, a part of Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi, and Ben Thanh Market in HCMC.


Kim Dong Publishing House has created a book tree where the latest works can be found dangling from above. The Phuong Nam Cultural Corporation, meanwhile, has set up a wifi coffee shop next to their display area to serve visitors.


The fair’s organization board is also presenting an exhibition this year titled “1,000 years of Thang Long-Hanoi.”


Visitors to the festival can enjoy 10 percent discounts on all books and during the last three days of the fair, discounts of up to 80 percent will be offered.


The fair will end on March 21.

Related Article:
HCMC Book Fair returns bigger, better than ever





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Khoai cake enters Vietnam Guinness book

In Vietnam Culture on March 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm




Khoai cake enters Vietnam Guinness book


QĐND – Monday, March 22, 2010, 20:38 (GMT+7)

The khoai cake (plain rice flan) which was made on March 20 in the central city of Thua Thien – Hue has been recognised as the largest of its kind by the Vietnam Guinness Records.


The cake was jointly made by the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Thua Thien-Hue Tourism Association and Ancient-Hue Bep lua club. It has a diameter of 3 metres, a circumference of 9.42 metres and the weight of 200kg.


Khoai cake is the traditional specialty of Hue city as well as the favourite dish of foreign tourists. Everyone can not miss Thuong Tu gate (in the southeast of Hue city) or Dinh Tien Hoang street to taste khoai cake whose name always stipulate the attraction and the curiosity of the diners.


The cake was made on the occasion that the Thua Thien-Hue’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced the tourism year of 2010 in the province.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Renowned Chinese book to be translated into Vietnamese

In Vietnam Culture on December 29, 2009 at 11:14 am

Famous Chinese author Mo Yan has given the translation rights for his most recent book “Frog” to the Le Chi Information and Culture Company (Chibooks).








                   The book “Frog” by Mo Yan

It is the Chinese writer’s latest novel to be translated into Vietnamese following “Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out” released in 2006.


In the new book, the protagonist is based on Mo’s aunt, a countryside doctor who delivered Mo and thousands of others and carried out a family planning policy. Critics have said “Frog” reflects the bizarre realities of materialistic Chinese society.


Born in 1955 in Shandong province, Mo Yan (originally named Guan Moye) is one of the most renowned modern Chinese writers.
 
He joined the People’s Liberation Army at age 20 and began writing while he was still a soldier in 1981. Three years later, he was given a teaching position at the Department of Literature in the Army’s Cultural Academy.


Mo Yan has received several awards including the Kiriyama Prize for Notable Books in 2005 for his novel “Big Breasts and Wide Hips,” the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize XVII in 2006, and the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature for the book “Soaring” in 2009.


His other works include “Red Sorghum,” “The Garlic Ballads, Explosions and Other Stories,” and “The Republic of Wine.” Several of them have been translated into more than a dozen languages, including English, German and French.


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