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Sign of the Rat by Indigo Jones

Sign of the Rat – Illustrated Action Thriller

Jack Harbison - jack_harbison [55]

Enjoy a fast-paced escape to Vietnam, with more than 60 photo-realistic illustrations.

Destinations: Halong Bay | Hoi An | Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Food | Travel | Adventure | Literature | For Kids

Beyond the Sorrow of War

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,658]

A man volunteers to fight a war ostensibly to defend his country against foreign invasion. He abandons his lover and spends years plodding through the jungle where everything dies. "No jungle grew...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Literature | War & Conflict

Strife from Without and Within: Two Novels by Duong Thu Huong

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,658]

"Those American bastards!" Rarely does one come across an exclamation like this, especially in so revered a Western institution as the Penguin book. But it forms a kind of refrain in Duong Thu Huong's...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Literature | War & Conflict
Scene from the Countryside by Thanh Hai, detail, gouache on paper.

Painters in Hanoi

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Title: Painters in Hanoi. An Ethnography of Vietnamese Art. Author: Nora Annesley Taylor. Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (2004) ISBN: 0824826132. Details: hardcover, 7 1/4" x 10 1/4", 176...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Literature | Art

Classical Tragedy, Modern Vietnam

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,658]

The classical definition of tragedy is very different from its modern usage. A plane crash is declared a tragedy in the headlines of newspapers and on the evening news. But it does not have the...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Literature

The Story of Watermelon Island

Nguyen Nguyet Cam - ncam [134]

A long, long time ago, kings still felt a bond with the common people. Instead of shutting themselves away in their castles, surrounded by fences and guards, they spent time with their subjects and...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Literature
Portrait of the Artist

Tan Da: Vietnam's First Modern Poet

Jason Gibbs - jgibbs [355]

In Vietnam, poetry is truly part of popular culture. Daily newspapers print poems, poetry books are prominently displayed in bookstores and there are radio and television shows of and about poetry.

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Literature | Art

Vietnam's Education An Expatriate Teacher's Primer

Steven K. Bailey - sbailey [7,446]

Expatriate teaching has a long tradition in Asia. Americans, Canadians, Britons and Australians can be found in classrooms from Seoul to Singapore. The vast majority of these teachers work as...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Literature

Fifty Years of Painting and Sculpture on Armed Forces and Revolutionary Wars

Steven K. Bailey - sbailey [7,446]

In 1994, the People's Army of Vietnam (VPA) marked the 50th anniversary of its creation on December 12, 1944. To commemorate this milestone, the People's Army Publishing House and the Fine Arts...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Literature
Bananas!

Fruit Trees in Vietnam

Steven K. Bailey - sbailey [7,446]

According to my friends, one of the oddest things about me is the fact I'm allergic to fruit. Bananas, pineapples, oranges--I can't stand any of them. If forced to eat fruit, my mouth and throat start...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Food | Literature
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