Vietnam had tons of literary works, whether in the past or the present. In order to understand its traditional culture, however, people should at least read literary works of ancient Vietnam, when it still had monarchy.
Since there are hundreds of them out there, I will only list novels and epics:...(more)
Majority of Vietnamese don’t know what Nôm is. Wait, that isn’t accurate. They know what it is, but they don’t know about it. They’re completely clueless about how it works and what it looks like. One of the reasons is that they can’t differentiate between oral and written language, which will co...(more)
Vietnamese constantly think that they were poor and at war for centuries, that they were never a nation of power and wealth.
Well, that is completely untrue. Lý, Trần, Later Lê, and Restored Later Lê were once the extremely wealthy and rich, sometimes scaring even the powerful China. The reason wh...(more)