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Literature - research institutions

Institute of Cultural Research

Street address: 27 Trần Xuân Soạn, Quận Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Việt Nam
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 978 4868, 84 (0) 4 978 3212
Fax: 84 (0) 4 972 5903
E-mail: folklorevn@fpt.vn
Proprietor: Việt Nam Academy of Social Sciences
Contact: GS TS Nguyễn Xuân Kính Director
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 978 3212, 84 (0) 90 426 0108 (mobile)
Contact: TS Võ Quang Trọng Deputy Director
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 971 3861, 84 (0) 91 304 0051 (mobile)
Fax: PGS TS Lê Hồng Lý Deputy Director
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 971 3861

Originally established in 1979 as the Department of Folklore Studies, the Institute is charged with conducting fundamental research on culture and co-ordinating cultural studies all over the country. It carries out both theoretical and applied research projects on Vietnamese culture, with a focus on folkloric and ethnic cultural studies; conducts surveys and collects data of representative phenomena in culture; co-ordinates its activities with those of related organisations at national and provincial level in surveying and preserving the cultural heritage of the country; and organises programmes of international scholarly exchange and scientific co-operation. The Institute issues various publications including the quarterly Văn hóa Dân gian (Folk Culture) Magazine.

nstitute of Hán-Nôm Studies
Street address: 183 Đặng Tiến Đông, Quận Đống Đa, Hà Nội, Việt Nam
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 857 3194
Fax: 84 (0) 4 857 0940
E-mail: manh@netnam.org.vn
Proprietor: Việt Nam Academy of Social Sciences
Contact: TS Trịnh Khắc Mạnh Director and Editor in Chief, Hán-Nôm Magazine
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 851 6809, 84 (0) 91 352 1668 (mobile)
Contact: TS Nguyễn Công Việt Deputy Director
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 857 4956

Originally set up in 1970 as the Department of Hán-Nôm, the Institute was formally established in 1979. Its principal functions are: to collect and maintain Hán-Nôm documents throughout the country; to organise research, translation and publication of Hán-Nôm documents; and to train researchers in Hán-Nôm studies. The Institute's library holds an important collection of Nguyễn dynasty court documents in chữ Hán (classical Han Chinese, also known as chữ nho), the ideographic script devised for transcribing spoken Vietnamese known as chữ nôm and the romanised script quốc ngữ. The Institute issues numerous publications including the Hán-Nôm Magazine.
Institute of Hán-Nôm Studies Library
Hán-Nôm Magazine

Institute of Linguistics
Street address: 20 Lý Thái Tổ, Quận Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Việt Nam
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 824 4283
Fax: 84 (0) 4 824 1662
E-mail: vnnh@netnam.org.vn
Proprietor: Việt Nam Academy of Social Sciences
Contact: PGS GS Lý Toàn Thắng Director
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 825 4127
Contact: GS TS Nguyễn Văn Lợi Deputy Director
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 825 0567
Contact: TS Phạm Hùng Việt Deputy Director
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 934 4898
Contact: PGS TS Nguyễn Đức Tồn Editor, Linguistics Journal
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 934 7340, 84 (0) 91 323 6052 (mobile)
Established in 1968, the Institute of Linguistics conducts research on basic theoretical and applied linguistics of the Vietnamese language and languages of the ethnic minorities of Việt Nam, seeking to provide the government with a scientific foundation for planning language policies. It issues numerous publications including the monthly Ngôn ngữ (Linguistics) Journal.

Institute of Literature
Street address: 20 Lý Thái Tổ, Quận Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Việt Nam
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 825 2895, 84 (0) 4 825 3548
Fax: 84 (0) 4 825 0385
Proprietor: Việt Nam Academy of Social Sciences
Contact: TS Phan Trọng Thưởng Director and Editor, Văn học (Literature) Magazine
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 825 9007, 84 (0) 91 330 3211 (mobile)
Contact: PGS TS Trương Đăng Dung Deputy Director
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 825 9006
Established in 1959, the Institute of Literature conducts research to collect, summarise and evaluate the Vietnamese literary heritage, including traditional and contemporary, oral and written literature. At the same time it studies world literature with a view to enriching the national literature with the best selected from overseas work. The Institute is charged with organising and conducting research on different writers, different literary works, tendencies and periods, interpreting important theoretical and practical issues, collecting literature materials, evaluating the scientific preciseness and value of material for research and compiling large collections of literary works and literary histories. The Institute issues various publications, including the monthly Văn học (Literature) Magazine.

Việt Nam Institute of Culture and Arts
Street address: 32 Phố Hào Nam, La Thành, Phường Ô Chợ Dừa, Quận Đống Đa, Hà Nội, Việt Nam
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 856 9160, 84 (0) 4 856 9162
Fax: 84 (0) 4 851 6415
E-mail: vncvhnt@fpt.vn
Proprietor: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)
Contact: TS Nguyễn Chí Bền Director General
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 851 6460, 84 (0) 91 321 1008 (mobile)
Contact: TS Lương Hồng Quang Deputy Director General
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 511 2925, 84 (0) 91 350 3259 (mobile)
E-mail: luonghongquang@fpt.vn
Contact: Hoàng Sơn Deputy Director General and Head of Technical Division
Telephone: 84 (0) 4 511 6398, 84 (0) 91 305 0880 (mobile)
The Việt Nam Institute of Culture and Arts functions as the key scientific consultancy agency of its parent body, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It functions to undertake research on Vietnamese cultural theory and practice and to provide scientific bases for managing and planning the policies of the Ministry, in order to develop a Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity. The responsibilities of the Institute include: (i) studying scientific explanations of cultural issues and making scientific forecasts to assist the Ministry in managing culture in general and cultural work in particular; (ii) collecting, studying and appreciating other national heritages and making recommendations regarding the preservation of that of Việt Nam; (iii) studying the cultural processes of other Asia-Pacific countries and co-operating with those countries on research techniques with a view to learning experiences of success and failure and suggesting creative applications suitable to the prevailing situation in Việt Nam; and (iv) establishing and developing relationships with partners in the field of culture, both at home and abroad, in order to introduce Vietnamese culture and values and to secure assistance. The Institute provides Vietnamese and foreign researchers with postgraduate training in the field of culture and the arts, according to assignments approved by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Education and Training. Major research interests of the Institute include – state policy on culture and arts; urban and rural cultural development; the relationship between the traditional and the contemporary and between national and international cultural traits; the collection and appreciation of national culture and arts heritages; the study of special subjects in traditional culture (eg ceremonies, customs, costumes etc), family culture, communication culture, environmental culture and religious culture; theoretical and practical mass media and communications activities; the practical side of grassroots information activities; the development of culture in some regional countries; and experiences in planning cultural policies in other countries of the world. The Institute is equipped with a studio for audio and video recording. It is currently developing taught PhD programmes in Culture Management as part of phase 2 of the Arts Management Curriculum Development in a Market Economy Context Project and has also managed the Việt Nam-Sweden Cultural Co-operation Project, which drafted a National Report on Culture (currently on hold). The Institute has two branch offices:
Việt Nam Institute of Culture and Arts, Hồ Chí Minh City Sub-Institute
Việt Nam Institute of Culture and Arts, Huế Sub-Institute

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