From Graham Greene’s classic to adventures on the Mekong, Jude Brosnan from Stanfords reviews the 8 amazing books you should read if you love Vietnam or are thinking of visiting. Read more: 8 incredible books to read before you visit Vietnam.
The Tale of Kiều is an epic poem written by Nguyễn Du (1765–1820) and known as the symbol Vietnamese literature. Through the story of Kiều, a beautiful and talented young woman who had to sell herself into prostitution to save her father from prison, the author condemned the corrupt feudal society of Vietnam in the 18th-19th century. and reflected the people’s aspirations for the right to freedom, justice, love and happiness.
Viet Nam: Tradition and Change by Hữu Ngọc, edited by Lady Borton and Elizabeth F. Collins (2017, Ohio University Press), is a series of short vignettes on the culture, society, literature, art, and history of Vietnam, and serves best as a guide for those travelling to Vietnam. Read more: Book Reviews by Wynn Gadkar-Wilcox.
From Ha Long Bay in the north to the art of đờn ca tài tử music and song in the south, Vietnam has world heritage that attracts millions of tourists every year. Read more: World Heritage in Vietnam by Vietnam Tourism.