Nguyen Hoang-Yen

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2020 to May 2021

University Affiliation (Current)

Hoang-Yen Nguyen is a lecturer at the Faculty of Oriental Studies of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU-HCM in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She teaches Chinese language and literature classes, such as Chinese literature, Introduction to Literary Chinese, Chinese Grammar, and Translation. She has been working on the perception of Western learning and culture in Vietnam, Korea, and China, especially during the 18th and 19th century through travel writings of Vietnamese and Korean envoys to China. She is interested in the areas of comparative literature/culture in East Asia, Vietnamese literature written in Chinese (especially Vietnamese envoys’ travel writings to China 越南燕行作品), Vietnamese Chinese, and Digital Humanities. Her major publications include The Vietnamese Confucian Diplomatic Tradition and the Last Nguyễn Precolonial Envoys’ Textual Communication with Li Hongzhang (co-author with Gabriel F. Y. TSANG), and The translation and adaptation of Journey to the West in Vietnam – A Focus on “Tây Du Truyện”, The Meetings between Vietnamese and Japanese Literati in China in the Second Half of the 19th Century, On Unpublished Vietnamese Envoys Poetries Works. She is the co-editor and translator of Collection of Taiwan Chen Changqing’s Short Stories (台灣 《陳長慶短篇小說集》越南文版) (Vietnamese version) (Hochiminh City Culture-Literature and Arts Publishing House, 2019).

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