A Thousand Miles offers a photographic tour to schools in Vietnam. As we travel across spaces and times, we see humans in various shapes and environments. We see dresses, tools, furniture, buildings, trees, and activities. More than representing the so called “schools in Vietnam,” the exhibition is supposed to bring into view the colorful constructions […]
The photos below, provided by Nihon Denpa News (NDN) – Japan, Vietnam News Agency, and Young Pioneer Newspaper, were exhibited in “Children in War Time” (at 93 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hà Nội, from Sep. 7 to Sep. 14 2012). They describe Vietnamese pupils’ life during the escalation of the American war in the North, 1964-1972.
Leaving high school is often considered an important landmark in a person’s life. Rituals have been invented to celebrate the event and create memories. This post invites you to look at how Hanoian teens have constructed and participated in the rituals. Chu Văn An, Việt Đức, and Hà Nội Amsterdam are among the top highschools in Hanoi.
One day I was invited to join a Facebook group, the one my old classmates in 5A1 (1991-1992), Thành Công B Primary School (Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Việt Nam) created so that the class members could stay in touch.
The establishment of the modern school in Vietnam in late 19th century implied the collapse of the Chinese-influenced feudal system of education here.
When I was a child at school and learned moral lessons, many of the exemplars of good will were students who write with their feet.
Some words you’d use for what you see?
Scenes in the South
The boy’s hat is a “mũ tai bèo,” a kind of hat worn by the northern liberators (giải phóng quân) in the American war. The hat is green, looking like a big leaf of duckweed. The girl’s hat is a “mũ ca-lô.” It is said that the word “ca-lô” comes from the French word “calotte.” […]
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