Quang Phu Van, Ph.D., University
of Oregon, has been teaching Vietnamese Language and Literature
at Yale for the Council
on Southeast Asia Studies since 1999, and has had a co-appointment
as Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy since 2004.
From 1995-1998, Dr. Van taught Vietnamese Language at the
University of Oregon, as well as courses in Vietnamese Literature,
Folk Literature, Multicultural Ethics and Eastern Philosophy,
and served on the faculty of two Southeast Asian Summer Language
Institutes (SEASSI) in 1996 and 1997. He completed an M.A.
in Philosophy at California State University Long Beach in
1981, and received a PhD in Philosophy from the University
of Oregon in 2001 with the completion of his dissertation,
Nguyen Cong Tru's Poetic Vision: Roaming the World and
Wandering At Ease. Dr. Van's studies and research interests
are in the areas of Confucian thought and its reception in
Vietnamese culture, as well as Vietnamese literature, folk
literature and poetry.
Dr. Van currently teaches courses in Vietnamese language,
as well as a course on Vietnamese Culture and Literature in
Translation, and a course in Eastern Philosophy. (See www.yale.edu/seas/Courses).
As part of an ongoing Instructional Innovation Project, Dr.
Van returns to Vietnam regularly to develop audio-video teaching
materials, producing DVD-based instructional language lessons
and culturally informative videos.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Van is a faculty advisor for
Vietnamese Studies Group (YVSG), and maintains an active
role with Yale's undergraduate Vietnamese
Student Association (ViSA). Dr. Van is the primary liason
between Yale University and Hue University in Vietnam, promoting
and coordinating educational cooperation and exchange between
these two institutions. He is a participating member of GUAVA
of Universities for the Advancement of Vietnamese Abroad)
in the U.S., and represents the SEAS Council at numerous national
and international conferences and workshops on teaching of
Vietnamese and other less commonly taught languages.
Quang Phu Van
Council on Southeast Asia Studies
P.O. Box 208206
New Haven, CT 06520-8206
Campus: 314 Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse
Tel: (203) 436-4192
Fax: (203) 432-3432