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French school honors renowned Prof. Ngo Bao Chau

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2010 at 9:56 am

Five renowned German films to tour Vietnam

In Uncategorized on May 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Five German films will be screened in Vietnam, starting in Hanoi, during a travelling film festival organised by the Goethe Institute in Hanoi from May 5 as part of several activities being held to mark the 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

A scene in “Cherry Blossoms”

Cinema enthusiasts in Hai Phong, Da Nang , Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho will also have the chance to see the movies, that have been extremely popular in Europe, “Same Same But Different”, “My Words, My Lies, My Love”, “Cherry Blossoms”, “John Rabe” and “Krabat”.

They will be shown for free and have Vietnamese and English subtitles or a Vietnamese voice-over.

The film “Same Same But Different,” is a love story between a German backpacker and a young Cambodian ex-prostitute and will open the festival at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi on May 5.

The Hanoi leg will run until May 9 followed by screenings in Hai Phong from May 14 to 18 and in Da Nang from May 21 to 25.

HCM City will host the festival from May 28 to June 1 and Can Tho, from June 4 to 8.

In addition to the film festival, the Goethe Institute will open a German book expo in Hanoi’s National Library of Vietnam on May 5, with over 400 books on display that have been translated from German to Vietnamese.

Source: SGGP

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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