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About YVSG

The Yale Vietnamese Studies Group / Nhóm Việt Nam Học Đại Học Yale (YVSG) was formed in Fall 2000 when several graduate students from various departments with a common interest in Vietnam launched an interdisciplinary workshop and study group. It was the hope of its founders that YVSG would provide a forum for critical analysis of works-in-progress, practical research experience, and promotion of research in Vietnam.

Today the YVSG brings together both graduate and undergraduate students and faculty across a range of disciplines. The current program continues to provide a space for students and scholars to present and workshop their current research. The YVSG also works with the Council on Southeast Asia Studies to invite guest speakers and artists throughout the year. Topics for both student and invited talks span disciplines from history to literature to public health. See Archives below for examples of previous workshop presentations and YVSG activities.

FALL 2013
Friday, Sept. 6
1:00 P.M., Room 218, Sterling Memorial Library

"Coastal Scapes: Money, Migration, and the Modern Imagination in Vietnam"
Ivan Small, postdoctoral research scholar, University of California, Irvine
(PhD in Anthropology, Cornell University)

This talk draws on field research conducted among remittance recipients in south central Vietnam to examine how international financial flows and migratory histories affectively frame personal and collective relations to natural, material, and human environments.

Thursday, Sept 19
7:00 -8:00 P.M.
LC 101, 63 High Street

Film Screening sponsored by the Vietnamese Student Association
"Happy Hands" - the story of Vietnamese nail salons and the Vietnamese-American Dream
world premiere and Q&A wiht director Honey Lauren
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Sunday, Nov 17
2:00 P.M.
Luce Hall Auditorium
34 Hillhouse Avenue
Three Rivers - One Source
Concert of Traditional Vietnamese Music
Co-sponsored with Council on Southeast Asia Studies, the Asian American Cultural Center, Yale College Arts Discretionary Fund, and Department of Anthropology
information / poster > >

SPRING 2014 to date
Friday, January 24
4:00 P.M.
Sterling Memorial Library
Rm. 207

(Non-Yale attendees, please contact Richard Richie for access to this room)

“An Intimate Conversation about Nôm studies and the preservation of old books and objects from Vietnam”

Ngô Thanh Nhàn, Ph.D. Linguistics, Research Fellow on Nôm Studies at the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture & Society, Temple University; Visiting Scholar on Natural Language Processing of the Linguistic String Project at New York University.

Dr. Nguyen To Lan, Researcher, The Institute of Sino-Nom Studies, Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences.

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