Note on the translators
Greg Lockhart served with the Australian Army in the
Vietnam War. Thereafter he took a doctorate in Vietnamese History
at the University of Sydney. Between 1986 and 2001 he held
a number of teaching and research posts at the Australian National
University where he had special interests in twentieth century
Vietnamese history and literature. He is the author of Nation
in Arms: The Origins of the People’s Army of Vietnam (1989)
and is translator and co-translator (with Monique Lockhart)
of a number of Vietnamese authors including those in The
Light of the Capital: Three Modern Vietnamese Classics (1996).
In 2001 he resigned from the university.
Monique Lockhart was born in Go Cong, Vietnam and educated
at the French Lycee Yersin in Dalat. In 1968 she graduated
from the Saigon University Faculty of Pedagogy as an English
teacher and held teaching posts at the Vietnamese American
Association (1969-1975) and Tien Giang University (1973-1974).
In February 1975 she was awarded an Australian government scholarship
to take a Diploma of Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
She also completed a Master of Education Degree at the University
of Sydney in 1980. From 1976 she worked with the Adult Migrant
Education Service in New South Wales and was Teacher in Charge
at the English in the Workplace Program for ten years before
when she retired in 1992. Thereafter, she worked as a Research
Assistant at the Australian National University and is co-translator
(with Greg Lockhart) of a number of Vietnamese authors including
those in The Light of the Capital: Three Modern Vietnamese