return icon

Book collection honours children's author

Kim Dong Publishing House has released a book collection with novels, poetry, short stories and literary studies to mark the 100th anniversary of Vo Quang (1920-2007) who was a children's writer.

Vo Quang – Life of Verse and Prose, compiled by the author’s son, Chau Tan. — Photo courtesy of Kim Dong Publishing House

The collection comprises five books including selected works from the author’s career, including novel Quê Nội (Father’s Village) which was translated into French by writer Alice Kahn.

The highlight of the collection is the book Võ Quảng – Một Đời Thơ Văn (Vo Quang – Life of Verse and Prose), compiled by the author’s son, Chau Tan. The book includes some short stories that haven’t been released before, some writings of Quang on children’s literature and comments of critics, researchers and other writers about Quang.

“Readers in the Europe may be amazed with the diverse culture of Vietnamese people, the way people enjoy stage arts, how the wartime and poverty inspired folk songs,” said translator Kahn.

“For me, I just want to help French readers understand more about Vietnam through the stories of Cục and Cù Lao, two characters in Quê Nội (Le village paternel). I think it's a Tom Sawyer version in Vietnamese.”

Quang was born in 1920 in the central province of Quang Nam. He participated in the revolution since he was a student. He has been arrested and tortured many times.

He became the first editor-in-chief of Kim Dong Publishing House in 1957 and director of the Vietnam Animation Studio in 1964. He released the first book for children at the age of 38. Since then, he spent time creating stories, poems and cartoons for children.

Beautiful illustrations in the new book commemorating Vo Quang's 100th birthday.

His poems and short stories have been introduced in pre-school and primary education. The verse and prose of Quang are familiar to Vietnamese children in different periods.

Apart from writing, Quang is the first Vietnamese author who translated Don Quixote and Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest to Vietnamese.  VNS

New books for Vietnamese children released

New books for Vietnamese children released

New novels and books on environmental studies for children from Vietnamese and international authors have been released to entertain young audiences during the summer.


Vietnam’s SEA Games football victory finds prominent coverage in foreign media

ESPN ran a front-page story headlined “Vietnam retain Southeast Asian Games gold medal against Thailand to prove they are still force to be reckoned with,” saying “even at the simplest level, it was a victory with plenty of significance.”


SEA Games 31: Vietnam’s shooting team surpass set target

New record, big stride of Vietnam’s sport

Vietnam have wrapped up their SEA Games 31 run at the top of the medal table with 205 golds, including the much-anticipated one in the men’s football claimed on May 22 night.

More favourable rule system urged for healthcare PPPs

A more robust legal framework is being sought to strengthen public-private partnerships in the health sector, thus increasing the system’s resilience and sustainability for better preparation for new pandemics.

Vietnam promotes development agenda on WEF 52 sidelines

Deputy PM Le Minh Khai of Vietnam met a number of executives of international organisations and businesses on the sidelines of the ongoing 52nd World Economic Forum in Switzerland to promote connectivity between the government and businesses.

Hanoi’s specialty listed among CNN's best Asian noodle dishes

Pho, Bun cha and Cao lau were praised by US news site CNN to be the best the most mouth-watering noodle dishes across Asia.

Vietnam's special things: Bun rieu served on pink-themed boat at floating market

An old farmer in Gia Lai Province turns bamboo into a micro communal house while a teacher in Quang Nam Province creates unique works of art from discarded leaves.

Foreign e-commerce platforms must set up an office or appoint representative in Vietnam

Foreign traders and foreign organizations having e-commerce activities in Vietnam must establish representative offices or appoint representatives according to Vietnam’s regulations.

Coal reserves running out, VN to import coal to generate electricity

Domestic coal production is mainly used for electricity production. In 2019, domestic coal for power generation accounted for 76% of total coal output.

Banks unveil ambitious charter capital hike plans

Banks have faced pressure to increase their charter capital over the past few years to enhance their financial capacity and improve safety indicators to get closer to international standards.

Can businesses still make money from stock trading?

Financial reports in the first quarter of the year highlighted that many enterprises earned profits from financial investment activities but the profits plunged over the same period last year and their investment portfolios were narrower.

“Hell” rice that tastes like heaven

Among the specialties of the ancient city of Hue, Com am phu, or “Hell” rice, stands out with its combination of white rice, pork, shrimp, egg and herbs, culminating in a flavorsome experience.

SOE equitization: investors target ‘golden land’ owned by enterprises

Some state-owned enterprises (SOEs), after equitization, have changed their production and business models to exploit advantages in land, thus ‘killing’ their core businesses.

Vietnam defeat Thailand to keep SEA Games men’s football crown

The U-23 men’s football team of Vietnam beat its Thai archrival 1-0 in the final of the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) held on its home soil to keep back the crown in a tense match on May 22.

GameFi has potential to attract billions of dollars worth of foreign capital

To help promote development of Vietnam’s startups, Blockchain-based game projects can also help attract foreign capital, another source for tax collection.