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red dot Highlighting Research from the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society at 2010 Global Temple Conference, November 16, 2010 — Howard Grittis Student Center South, Session 4: 09:40 AM - 10:50 AM, Room: 217D (2nd Floor)
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red dotA mini-Conference on Nôm Studies, April 11-12, 2008 at the Center.
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red dotGlobal Issues in Vietnamese Nôm Preservation, Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture & Society, Panel 4, Global Temple Conference, November 13, 2007.


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Trẻ con làm rồng rắn
Children play Dragon and Snake game.


A Conference on Nôm Studies
April 11-12, 2008
Gladfelter Hall, 10th Floor
Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture & Society
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122

  1. Some issues in Nôm studies, by Nguyễn Tài Cẩn, Moscow, Russia. Vietnamese version & English version.
  2. Comments on demotic characters through Lục Vân Tiên, by Nguyễn Quảng Tuân, Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnamese version & English version.
  3. Earliest evidence of Nôm ideograms in recorded history [in Vietnamese] by Prof. Dr.Sci. Nguyễn Quang Hồng, Hanoi, Vietnam. Slide presentation in English (3 MB).
  4. Three writing systems in the Vietnamese philology [in Vietnamese] by Prof. Dr.Sci. Nguyễn Quang Hồng, Hanoi, Vietnam. Slide presentation in English (5 MB).
  5. Chữ Nôm Dao in Việt Nam: The Study and Sustainability of a Traditional Script, by Bradley C. Davis, Department of History, University of Washington at Seattle.
  6. The connective word-tool in the Vietnamese classical language, by Jean Claude Ginhoux, Institut des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris, France.
  7. "Tự Điển Chữ Nôm Trích Dẫn" or the first Nôm dictionary on historical principles, by Prof. Nguyễn Ngọc Bích, Indochina Center, George Mason University.
  8. Some issues in building a Nôm ideographic "alphabet" list , by Ngô Thanh Nhàn (New York University) & Ngô Trung Việt (Institute of Informatics), Ngô Thanh Giang & Tô Trọng Đức (Nôm Na Group, Hà Nội), Lê Mai Phương. Appendix A: A Nôm ideographeme list.
  9. Did Nôm Script Play Any Role in the Dissemination of Quốc ngữ? A Reappraisal of the role of Nôm characters during the scriptural transitional period from Hán and Nôm to Quốc ngữ, by Dr. Nguyễn Nam, Harvard-Yenching Institute.
  10. Classical theater Tuồng can be considered an important literary activity of the south during the Nguyễn feudal lords in the XVII-XVIIIth Centuries, by Phan Anh Dũng, Thừa Thiên–Huế Center for Information Technology, Vietnam.
  11. A review of research in the development of chữ Nôm, by Trần Trọng Dương, Office of Nôm Resources, Institute of Hán Nôm Research, Hà Nội.
  12. Nôm ideograms on steles: a preliminary observation, by Nguyễn Thị Hường, Research Assistant, Institute of Hán Nôm Research, Hà Nội.

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