1000-Day Poetic Project: An Ode celebrating the Vietnamese Destiny

VĂN BÚT VIỆT NAM HẢI NGOẠI VIETNAMESE ABROAD  PEN  CENTRE Hiển dương những Tiếng Nói của Lương Tâm và các Tiếng Lòng Vang Vọng của người Việt Nam khắp thế giới Promote the Voices of Conscience and the Echoes of Compassion of Vietnamese across the Globe www.PENVietNam.org January 17, 2018 PRESS RELEASE 1000-Day Poetic Project: An Ode celebrating the Vietnamese Destiny HS: 2018/TT/01/01E The 1000-Day Poetic Project is pursued by the Vietnamese Abroad PEN Centre to create an Ode celebrating the Vietnamese endeavor.  This […]

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FLOWING FIELD

The villagers hear the news of Inh giving birth. The news spreads fast as lightning. Hundreds of people gather at the ramshackle house by the pond. This is one of the three homes situated on the high ground. Surrounding the house is the land with the moss so thick no one can see a brick. The house has been like that for several generations. Just glancing at it, one can see the life without the competition with time. It’s here where the baby is […]

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Vietnamese Abroad PEN Centre’s 11th Congress Report

VĂN  BÚT  VIỆT  NAM  HẢI  NGOẠI VIETNAMESE  ABROAD  PEN  CENTRE 2010 Brooks Lane, Oviedo, FL 32765  USA The 11th Congress Toronto, Canada December 15-17, 2017 Report by the 11th Congress Steering Committee   The Vietnamese Abroad PEN Centre convened the 11th Congress in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from December 15 to 17, 2017.  Dr. Chau Van Le, President of Canada Chapter, was Chair of the Organizing Committee.  Mr. Son Duc Dam, Vice-President of Canada Chapter, was the Election Commissioner and Mr. Tao An, member of […]

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The Liberty-Entrenched Nationalist Flag versus the Legally-Recognized Communist Flag and the Issue of Rebuilding Vietnam

The Liberty-Entrenched Nationalist Flag versus the Legally-Recognized Communist Flag and the Issue of Rebuilding Vietnam – Discourse by Lloyd Duong (Dương Thành Lợi) – ‘Before 1975, the nationalist flag represents more than just the system of government in South Vietnam. It also epitomizes a way of life whereby the values of family cohesiveness are highly regarded and a society with cultural ideals that encompass a special emphasis on spirituality, education and humanism. After 1975, the nationalist flag has accomplished an even more powerful role […]

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Assimilation versus Integration and the Vietnamese Youth’s Identity

Author’s note of caution: This speech is presented from an attorney’s perspective with reference to several researches, but itself is not an in-depth study of the subject under discussion.  Therefore, the opinion expressed herein could be skewed by individual experience despite the author’s awareness of possible personal biases and constant attempt to advance an objective view on relevant issues. The future of every nation belongs to its youth.  Young people are the ones who will define tomorrow’s prospects.  But before young people can undertake […]

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