The organizing entities behind the international workshop on "Vietnamese Culture from an Anthropological Perspective" included the NCKU Center for Vietnamese Studies (CVS, NCKU, Taiwan／Đại học Quốc gia Thành công), the Department of Taiwanese Literature, the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation, the Taiwan-Vietnam Cultural Association, the Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City, the Taiwanese Pen Association, the Taiwanese Romanization Association, among others. The opening ceremony on the 27th featured speeches by key figures including Professor Wi-vun Taiffalo Chiung, the Director of the Center for Vietnamese Studies; Professor Shin-Mei Kao, the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts; and Professor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, the Senior Advisor to the President, who delivered speeches in Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Hakka, Chinese, and English.
The two-day workshop featured two keynote speeches. The first was delivered by Professor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, the Senior Advisor to the President, focusing on the outcomes of the new southbound interactions facilitated by the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation. The second keynote was presented by Professor Luong Van Hy, the former Director of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and a professor from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. This session delved into the emerging trends in Vietnamese cultural studies.
A total of 15 papers were published during the workshop, covering a diverse range of topics related to Vietnamese culture, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Catholicism, languages, dialects, society, economy, and ethnic relations in Vietnam. The organizers have made these papers available for download on the workshop's website and have plans to compile them into a book for publication at a later date.
National Cheng Kung University held the “2023 International Workshop on Vietnamese Culture from an Anthropological Perspective” on May 27th and 28th at the Taiwanese Literature Department Building of Li-Xing Campus.
The first speech was given by Professor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, the senior advisor to the President. The content was about the new southbound interaction results of Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation.
The second one was given by Professor Luong Van Hy, the previous director of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and the professor from the department of anthropology of University of Toronto. The content was about the new trend of Vietnamese cultural study.