Prof. Tran works at the Institute of Literature, Vietnam. Her researchfield is in Vietnamese Ancient and Medieval Literature. As a Harvard Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar she conducted research on the effects of Chinese traditional culture-literature on Vietnamese literature in comparison with that on Japanese and Korean traditional literatures, and the similarities and differences in the way they accept, transport and use these cultural-literary merits to form their own national literatures.
Prof. Le got her BA in Russian, Hanoi Foreign Languages College, Hanoi-Vietnam and in History, Vietnamese National University, Hanoi- Vietnam. She got her Ph.D. in History in Vietnamese National University, Hanoi-Vietnam in 2001. Her research interest is American relations with the Asia-Pacific region in the post WWII period, especially the US policy with Southeast Asia; the US - ASEAN relations and America's role in East Asia.
Professor Huon is a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Cantho University. He received his B.A. in International Law from Ho Chi Minh City University of Law. He is conducting a study of the Vietnamese government’s human rights policies for ethnic minority children. He also has a keen interest in the rights of minority children in the United States.
Dr. Nguyen is an anthropologist who received his Ph.D. from the Vietnam National Center for Social Sciences and Humanities. He is a researcher and an International Cooperation Assistant at the Institute of Ethnology. His past research has focused on ethnic groups in the Vietnamese Central Highlands. Specifically, he has investigated their religion, migration, land use and resource management.
Nguyen Ngoc Tho is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City. He majored in Chinese studies and English linguistics at the undergraduate level and received his M.A. in Cultural Studies in 2003. In 2007 he began a Ph.D. program in Cultural Studies and expects to finish by the end of 2010. His Ph.D. thesis is entitled “The Hundred-Viet culture in the Ling’nan area and its relation with traditional culture in Vietnam”. He has studied abroad at the National University of Singapore, at Sun Yat-sen University in China, in South Korea, and at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, which have all contributed significantly to his study and research. Mr. Nguyen became an official lecturer at USSH in 2003, and in 2010 was elected to serve as the Vice Dean. He has published three books: Dragon and Phoenix Patterns in Chinese Porcelains During Ming-Qing Dynasties (2007), When East Meets West – International Sinology and Sinologists (translation book, 2008), and Revolutionary Movements in Ben Luc, Long An (2010). He has participated in international academic conferences on Vietnamese Confucianism and Vietnamese culture, and is one of the founders of the Asia-Europe Foundation University Alumni Network (in Bali, Indonesia, 2002) and the Association of Asian Scholars (in Bangkok, Thailand, 2009).