National tourism year of 2017 - Lao Cai - Northwest region
Activities and events of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam
National tourism year of 2017 - Lao Cai - Northwest region
Tet of the rainy season (De khu cha) is one of the seven Tet.
For two days, 18 and 19/5 at Statue Garden
Tet atmosphere of H'Mong people in Moc Chau
eBook system which has been converted from 1500 printed and published works.
Truong Lac Duong, a Tay’s poet, was the editor – in – chief of the Viet Nam Independence Review in the 1960s of 20th Century. He was also called a poet who had most Viet – Tay, Nung bilingual poems.
Van Dap collection includes the poems that were composed by Truong Lac Duong in Tay language in 10 years time from 1960 to 1970.
Poems in Van dap were the heart-felt voices of Tay people who felt deep concern with their mother tongue and were fascinated by the beauty of the folk culture, and also the eager voices of a new generation, confronted with great changes in their homeland.
Some poems in the collection: Spring in Cao Bang, Cheering (Hoan ho), That Khe…
Wind chimes is a collection of 15 short stories of the female writer Phan Mai Huong.
Phan Mai Huong's short stories are mainly based on the emotional movements. She was not used to create story plans and tricks to make dramatic events, with aims to create echo or implication meanings.
In Wind Chimes, Phan Mai Huong has shown a tendency to focus on simple but sound mysteries, which are hard to catch or to see in everyday life. This kind of mystery was made by sentiment and consciousness of human. This tendency can be seen in short stories such as July rain, Wind Chimes, Smell of smoke, Round way, Nine souls called back; Especially, human loves were represented via the characters of teachers in remote mountainous areas in such stories as Bewitched, A branch of red orchid, Winds through garden; or even in the story of Tears never flow backwards, a story in which the author used a story telling way of co-occurrence of times.
Through Wind chimes, people can find the story telling style of Phan Mai Huong unique and it is the truly voice of a woman.
HOANG DiNH GIONG
Trieu Thi Mai
Hoang Dinh Giong by Trieu Thị Mai is the genre of writing of stories and events about historical character named Hoang Dinh Giong – a hero of Cao Bang city. The story was about his life time from childhood to activities during the revolution and scarification on the Southern frontier.
The writings were made from narratives of different witnesses who were his childhood friends, classmates and his comrades who joined him during the war. The image of a real character in history, Hoang Dinh Giong, was lively described: a great learner, an ambitious boy and a man with strong will to fight against invaders. He was great leader in setting army force, building base and creating plan and strategy in important time of the city and the country.
The wittings were made in genre of real and full narratives, such as in The boy who loves poems making, The boy who likes playing chess, Never giving up any inequalities,… which created a great attraction towards readers. Hoang Dinh Giong is an art work, but it was contributed by historical data, which were articles on newspaper by that time such as: The poem about Russian’ story, Reinforcing renovation base, Noticeable person, Using fire to try the quality of gold, in Son La prison,…
Old tales of Giay people and Mang people by Lu Din Sieng, Mac Dinh Di, Chau Hong Thuy, Ly A San is a collection, compilations and introduction of special folk tales in the treasure of old story of the Giay and Mang ethnic groups in the Northwest of Vietnam.
Main content of the book is divided into two parts:
Part I. The Giay’s old tales, collected and edited by Lu Din Sieng, introducing the text of 26 old tales, with rich and diverse contents: explaining the origin of heaven and earth - people - all species; criticizing laziness, cowards, ignorance and presumptuousness, at the same, praising and showing supports to the poor but gentle, kind people.
Some tales in Part I: The wishing calabash, The stupid learns to be smart, Grasshoppers defeated monkeys, Mountains shape like horse saddle, The girls lover...
Part II. The Mang’s old tales, by the group of authors Mac Dinh Di, Chau Hong Thuy, Ly A San, introducing the text 19 old tales of the Mang people,
Some stories introduced in Part II: Why didn’t the Mang have writing letters, Origins of the Mang people, Three boys from heaven, Beautiful girl in the lake…
Folk tales of Ha Nhi people by Vu Go Xa, Pham Quang Trung is a collection, compilation and introduction of some of the most popular folk tales in the rich folk literature of the Ha Nhi people in Lai Chau and Lao Cai province.
Main content of the book is the introduction of 25folk tales are both valuable in literature and in history, reflecting life and society of the ethnic people.
Some stories introduced in this book:
Legend of earth and all species
The re re birds
Intelligence of human
Monkey and grasshopper
Legend of rainbow
STORIES ABOUT UNCLE HO (LAN TRUYEN CU HO)
Than Van Lu
Than Van Lu (1908 -1990) was a Tay author, from Hoa An district (Cao Bang province), who was the Former Head of Department of Tay – Nung Language in Viet Bac Autonomous Region, devoted himself to the translation work for 20 years. Moreover, he also composed seven word meter poetry (a familiar poetry of Tay – Nung people which is frequently used in singing of Phong slu, Luon, Then and gourd lute). Stories about Uncle Ho (Lan truyen cu Ho) is one among those poems.
Stories about Uncle Ho (Lan Truyen cu Ho) is a poetical story written in Tay language, recounts the life and revolutionary pathway of Uncle Ho, where he is described as the new sun of Pac Bo, ordinary and simple in the daily life but resilient and brave in fighting against the enemy, overcoming numerous thorny challenges to make the way to the success of revolution.
The poetical story also reflects the reality of times when people had to suffer from the poverty and hunger caused by the blitz of enemy and when they were happy having their lives changed by the Party and Uncle Ho. The image of Cao Bang transforming in the striking sunlight of the revolution shows the joy of ethnic minority people here.
Writer Vu Xuan Tuu is from Ninh Giang, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh. His main occupation is a police, but he has a fate to attach with literature. Among writers pioneering in the renovation period, Vu Xuan Tuu is a writer who has caught up with the trends, bringing into his novels fantasy elements with a great number of compositions and receiving public attention.
Novels of Vu Xuan Tuu introduces three recent novels by this writer, namely:
- The village story (or The story in the village outside the commune)
- The addicted realm
- The forest man.
Characters in Vu Xuan Tuu's novels all exude a profoundly humanistic character, the bitterness of human beings in love. The plots are close to actual life, that bring in the message of “Truth, Kindness, Beauty” values. Vu Xuan Tuu has special voices of telling, describing and thinking which are very typical, wild, humorous and innocent, plus the way to open a story so natural that attract curiosity from readers.
Someone said that his stories have few villains to push the story up dramatically. But Vu Xuan Tuu has his own style. He is the artist of beauty. He was born to write about beauty. Beauty is not easy here. It is a strange thing in ordinary life. It is the beauty of sadness, of loss, of disadvantage. It is a deep sadness.
The August Revolution Journey is a memoir of Colonel Mai Trung Lam (recorded by Hoang The Dung), which is about activities before, during and after the uprising revolution in August 1945, since the moment receiving order to participate in the Armed propaganda team of Vietnam after two battles in Phai Khat and Na Ngan until Ha Giang was completely liberated.
Mai Trung Lam is one of the first 34 soldiers of the Armed propaganda team of Vietnam. His life was not associated with the resounding feats, which are normally so arrogant that everyone must know, but his life was silent but full of pride. He was always present in the most difficult sites and hardship, quietly finished duties. He was compared with the Kien Kien bird – which is always discreet, no one can see it, but its voice is smoothed throughout the forest ... All parts of this memoir highlighted that quality..
The memoir consists of two main parts:
- Part I: Sending army to Ra market
- Part II: Liberating Ha Giang.
The Kon Tum prison by Le Van Hien can be considered as a prison diary, but also can be a memoir of the exile time in Vinh (Nghe An) prison to Kon Tum prison Tum of Le Van Hien, a revolutionary soldier who was a victim of the brutal prison regime of French colonialism.
Besides the opening of the book titled "Why I publish the Kon Tum prison book", main content of the book consists of 9 parts, focusing on following topics:
Denouncing the inhuman actions of rulers, heads and soldiers in prisons ... who tortured, shot and killed Vietnamese elites;
Highlighting the unyielding fighting spirit of soldiers in the places which wre called "hell on earth" .
THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROSE OF ETHNIC MINORITIES IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINOUS AREA OF VIETNAM OVER HALF CENTURY (FROM 1960 TO PRESENT)
Cao Thi Thu Hoai
The development of prose of ethnic minorities in the northern mountainous area of Vietnam over half-century (from 1960 to present) by Cao Thi Thu Hoai is a comprehensive study of ethnic minorities’ prose in the Northern mountainous area – where gathered the majority of compositions and writers. This is a work that summarizes the development process, appearances, characteristics and achievements of prose of ethnic minorities in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam from 1960 to present.
Main content of the work is implemented through 4 chapters:
Chapter 1: Prose of Northern mountainous ethnic minorities in Vietnam - Overview of the study process.
Chapter 2: An Overview of a half - century formation and development of prose of ethnic minorities in Northern mountainous area of Vietnam.
Chapter 3: Life context and human images reflected in prose of mountainous ethnic minorities in the North of Vietnam.
Chapter 4: The identical features of prose of ethnic minorities in terms of format and narrative language.
The work ends with Conclusion and References.
3D book library which include 54 digitalized books representing 54 ethnic minorities with their characteristics: language, reside location, distribution, economic and cultural activities.
Documentary which introduce a broad knowledge of the ethnicity, cultural group, folk festivals, folk beliefs, traditional crafts, folk songs, and dances as well as traditional art and music ... of 54 ethnic minorities.