Viet Nam Publications

Viet Nam Publications

 

The Southeast Asian Refugee Project was begun by the Yale Council on Southeast Asia Studies in 1981. Its purpose was to establish an archive for oral accounts, memoirs, histories and writings contributed by refugees from Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Under the editorial direction of Huynh Sanh Thông, a Vietnamese language and literature scholar noted for his translations of poetry, the project produced two fruitful publication series, The Viêt Nam Forum, featuring collections of literary works on Vietnamese history, folklore, economy and politics, and the Lac-Viêt, volumes of poetry, essays, and novels by individual authors, both original and in translation.

From 1994-1997, editor Dan Duffy brought out five additional volumes focusing on the work of the first post-war generation of Viet Nam Scholars, second-generation Vietnamese American Authors writing in English, and the doi moi (renovation) period in Viet Nam as reflected in belles-lettres from Ha Noi. These series have concluded with an annotated bibliography for teachers, (Lac-Viêt #17), featuring the best Vietnamese literature and scholarship on the culture of Viet Nam available in English.

Although the Yale SEAS Vietnam Publications Series is no longer publishing new volumes, an inventory of previously published books remains available for purchase (see links to each series at left for full list of books and descriptions).