Cong Huyen Ton Nu Nha Trang
Her doctoral thesis, The Traditional Roles of Women as Reflected in Oral and Written Vietnamese Literature (University of California, Berkeley, 1973) developed a broad perspective on both life and literature which she has since applied in specific studies. One presentation readily available on the web bears on specific novels by Hoàng Ngọc Phách and Khái Hưng, while her broad vision illuminates particulars in versification, the role of woman, and history of literature as a social movement.
As a Vietnamese college student visiting the United States from Japan in 1965, she awoke from a concussion after a car accident speaking only Japanese. Friends helped her re-learn both English and Vietnamese, as well as to recognize her own face. Family wrote her hundreds of letters to re-acquaint her with her own past. It is a story that captures the dislocations and reintegrations that mark the expressive work and the sympathetic understanding of this scholar poet.
Dan Duffy started this entry with review by Công Huyền Tôn Nữ Nha Trang.
Cong Huyen Ton Nu Nha Trang Online
- The Moon of Hoa Binh
- Fragments from Memory
- Công Huyền Tôn Nữ Nha Trang homepage
- Academic curriculum vitae
- Literary Embodiment of Social Moods: Hoang Ngoc Phach's Novel, TO TAM (1925)
- Women and Self-Sacrifice: Khai Hung's NUA CHUNG XUAN (In the Midst of Spring, 1934)
- Versification of Vietnamese Riddles
- Women in Vietnamese Folklore
- The Makings of the National Heroine: A Prescriptive Reconstruction
- The Emergence of Modern Vietnamese Literature