Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

The Phan Chu Trinh Awards 2012 have been presented to six individuals with special cultural research works.

Former Vice President Nguyen Thi Binh granted the awards to the
winners at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on March 29.

Accordingly, a culture and education award was given to educator Bui
Tran Phuong and artist Vu Duc Hieu, a translation award to Chu Tien Anh
and Pham Duy Hien, a research award to overseas Vietnamese professor Le
Thanh Khoi and a Vietnamese studies award to French professor Philippe
Langlet.

Phuong and Hieu were honoured for their
contributions to promoting education and preserving Vietnamese Muong
ethnic culture.

Artist Hieu was recognised for the Muong
Ethnic Group Cultural Space Museum , which he established in
2007. It is the first private museum in the northern province of Hoa
Binh and the only museum in Vietnam devoted to Muong culture.

Phuong
is the rector of Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh City which
was developed from a vocational school and gathers educators from
diverse backgrounds.

She is a core faculty member for SIT
(School for International Training) Study Abroad in Vietnam . She has
lectured on gender and social change for SIT students and has led
interactive discussions between SIT and local students at Hoa Sen
University .

Anh and Hien were awarded for their
translation works which have brought human knowledge quintessence to
Vietnamese readers.

Khoi was recognised for his research
on cultures from the East to the West and Langlet for spending his whole
life studying and introducing Vietnamese history and culture.


The
awards were instituted in 2007 by the Phan Chau Trinh Culture
Foundation which is run by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology
Associations

From 2007 to 2011, the foundation has
honored numerous domestic and foreign translators, scientists and
culturists namely Bui Van Nam Son, Le Hong Sam, Nguyen Dinh Dau, Nguyen
Su, Ho Ngoc Dai, Nguyen Van Khoa, G. Condominas and David Marr

Born
in 1872, Trinh, a national hero, poet and cultural expert, was a
reformer who fought in the resistance movement against the French when
he was very young. He devoted all of his life to the country’s
modernisation.-VNA

By vivian