10th anniversary Conference!!

Engaging With Vietnam

Dec 15-21, 2018

Ho Chi Minh City & Phan Thiet

The 10th Engaging With Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue Conference

“Beyond Dichotomies: Vietnam from Multiple Perspectives”

15-21 December 2018, Ho Chi Minh City & Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan Province

 

Co-organizers: Engaging With Vietnam, University of Hawaii at Manoa – USA, University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City – University of Phan Thiet

“Beyond Dichotomies: Vietnam from Multiple Perspectives”

2018 marks a milestone for Engaging With Vietnam – its 10th anniversary. We would like to invite you to the 10th Engaging With Vietnam Conference to experience another stimulating and enriching gathering that will take place all the way from Ho Chi Minh City to the city of Phan Thiet in Binh Thuan, a coastal province in Central Vietnam. A ride on an express train between the two cities promises a pleasant trip with amazing scenery that will stimulate both reflections and conversations. We are very delighted to have this opportunity to continue to tour Vietnam with the 10th conference participants. The conference venue at the University of Phan Thiet is close to the coast. How wonderful to engage in meaningful and rigorous academic sessions while being refreshed with ocean breezes and natural scenery!

To continue its interdisciplinary engagement, this 10th conference focuses in particular on dichotomies, the dichotomization of knowledge, and the discursive constructions of dichotomies in Vietnam-related knowledge production and scholarship. Dichotomies and dichotomization often come in the form of ‘Self and Other’ and/or in pairs of contrasts, such as ‘global – local’, ‘traditional – modern’, ‘Western values – Asian values’, ‘Vietnamese women – foreign women’, ‘nationalism – cosmopolitanism’, ‘developed – underdeveloped/developing’, ‘urban – rural’, ‘privileged – disadvantaged’, ‘active – passive’, ‘critical thinking – passive and rote learning’, ‘Global North – Global South’, and ‘Vietnam – ASEAN’, etc.

Founders of Engaging With Vietnam:
Phan Le Ha & Liam C. Kelley (Co-Founders of Engaging With Vietnam, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA & Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei)

Co-Convenors of the 10th Engaging With Vietnam Conference:
Phan Le Ha & Liam C. Kelley (University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA & Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei), Ngo Thi Phuong Lan (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City), Vo Khac Thuong (University of Phan Thiet), and Tran Kien (School of Law, Vietnam National University, Hanoi)

Key Conference Organizing Committee Members of the 10th Engaging With Vietnam Conference:
Tran Anh Tien (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City), Duong Ngoc Thang (University of Phan Thiet), Le Thuy Linh (Engaging With Vietnam), Chau Duong Quang (SUNY Albany, USA and Engaging With Vietnam), and associates.

For any inquiries please email:

engagingwithvietnam[at]gmail.com