Vuong Trung Hieu

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Vương Trung Hiếu (1959) is a novelist and interdisciplinary scholar who works as a professional author. He is the author of more than two hundred books, including novels, compilations, and works of translation. His name is also his main pen-name.

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Vuong Trung Hieu was born on September 7, 1959. When a little boy, he lived in Long Xuyen, Vietnam with his parents, who were both teachers. He is the eldest in a family with eight children. He attended the Primary School for Male Students in Long xuyen, then, Thoai Ngoc Hau High School. After 1975, he and his family moved to Thoai Son, a district twenty-eight kilometers from Long Xuyen. In 1977, because he did not want to leave his home district, he took the entrance examination to the An Giang College of Pedagogy and studied Literature at this college. After finishing college, he had more schooling with the desire to widen his knowledge. In the 1980s, he and his siblings one by one entered the universities in Ho Chi Minh City. He earned a BA in Vietnamese Literature and a BA in English from the University of Ho Chi Minh City. In 1991, he earned a MA in Historical Science from the Institute of Social Science in Ho Chi Minh City. Vuong Trung Hieu uses English, French and Chinese fluently. He began his writing career in 1987. His articles appeared in such newspapers as Arts and Literature, Youth, Women, and the magazines Literature and Today’s Knowledge, as well as other newspapers and magazines in Ho Chi Minh City and some regions of South Vietnam. He is now living in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City.


`Before becoming a writer, a compiler and a translator, Vuong Trung Hieu was an active journalist. His articles were full of humanity and artistic. People could find his articles periodically on the newspapers in Ho Chi Minh city, in An Giang and the other provinces in the Mekong Delta. In order to make more contribution to the writing career, Vuong Trung Hieu states that it is necessary to study from the real life and the traditions of national history to perfect professional knowledge. After many years' hard work, Vuong earned the degree of Master of Arts on History Science. With his knowledge and enthusiasm in gathering information, studying and combining it, Vuong wrote series of books on compilation and translation, which brought great impression to the readers in the field of research’ (1).

Published Books


  • Tình khúc hồng (Love Song), Youth Publishing House,1991)
  • Ngày chúng mình quen nhau (The Day We First Met), Labour Publishing House, 1991.
  • Hương Quỳnh (The Perfume of Quynh Flowers), 2 volumes - Labour Publishing House, 1992.
  • Đêm tóc rối (Untidy Hair in Night), 2 volumes, under the pen-name Uyen Uyen – Thuan Hoa Publishing House, 1993.

Famous sayings

  • Danh ngôn Đông phương (Eastern Famous Sayings), compiled by Hoai Anh, Ho Si Hiep, Vuong Trung Hieu, and other writers – Youth Publishing House, 1991.
  • Danh ngôn tình yêu-hôn nhân- gia đình (famous Sayings on Love- Marriage- Family), Vietnamese-English – French trilingual, compiled by Vuong Trung Hieu and Ngo Chanh - Ho Chi Minh City Publishing House,1993.
  • Danh ngôn Đông Tây (Western and Eastern Famous Sayings), French - Vietnamese bilingual, compiled by Vuong Trung Hieu and Tran Đuc Tuan- Đa Nang Publishing House, 1994.
  • Hán học danh ngôn (Chinese Famous Sayings), Chinese – Vietnamese bilingual – Arts and Literature Publishing House, 2002.
  • Danh ngôn thế giới ( Famous Sayings in the World), English - Vietnamese bilingual - Ho Chi Minh City Publishing House, 1995.
  • Lời vàng trong kinh doanh (Golden Sayings in Business) - Women Publishing House, 1997.
  • Tư tưởng nhân loại (Human Thoughts)-Youth Publishing House, 2001.


  • Chuyện tình của các danh nhân (Famous People’s Loves) by Vuong Trung Hieu and other authors), 4 volumes - Youth Publishing House, 1989.
  • Bạn gái và tình yêu ( Ladies and Love) – Dong Nai Publishing House, 1995.
  • Nghệ thuật sống hạnh phúc (How to live Happily) – Ca Mau Publishing House, 1996.
  • Con đường đi tới thành công (Ways to Success) - Women Publishing House, 1996.
  • Để giữ hạnh phúc gia đình (To Remain Happy in the Family) - Women Publishing House, 1997.
  • Nuôi dạy con bạn cần biết (Things to Remember in Bringing up Children) - Ho chi Minh City Publishing House, 1997.
  • Xã giao văn minh và lịch sự (Civilized and Polite Courtesy) – Ca Mau Publishing House, 1998.
  • Hiểu người hiểu ta (Self and Mutual Understanding)-Thuan Hoa Publishing House, 1998.
  • Họ trở thành tỷ phú như thế nào (How They Become Billionaires) - Ho Chi Minh City Publishing House, 1999.
  • Tâm sinh lý bạn trẻ (Youth Psychophysiology) – Dong Nai Publishing House, 1999.
  • Nghệ thuật chinh phục lòng người (How to Win People’s Trust)- Da Nang Publishing House, 2000.
  • Chuyện tình danh nhân (Famous People’s Love) – Dong Nai Publishing House, 2001.
  • Thay đổi cuộc sống trong 7 ngày (The Palm-Aire Spa 7 – Day Plan to Change Your Life) by Eleanor Berman, translated by Vuong Trung Hieu – Dong Nai Publishing House, 2002.
  • 80 điều cần làm để trở thành ông chủ lớn (80 Things You Must Do To Be A Great Boss) by David Freemantle, translated by Vuong Trung Hieu - Youth Publishing House 2003.
  • Mang thai và những điều cần biết (Would-be Mothers and Necessary Things to Know) - Women Publishing House, 2007.
  • Chăm sóc dinh dưỡng cho trẻ (Care on Nutrition for Children) - Women Publishing House, 2007.

Folk Literature

  • Tục ngữ Việt Nam chọn lọc (Selected Vietnamese Proverbs) - Arts and Literature Publishing House, 1996.
  • Tục ngữ các nước trên thế giới (Proverbs in the World ) – Ca Mau Publishing House, 2000.
  • Kho tàng truyện trạng Việt Nam (Treasury of Stories on First Doctoral Candidates in Viet Nam), 5 volumes – Ca Mau Publishing House, 2001.
  • Những tập tục kỳ lạ trên thế giới (Strange Habits in the World) – Ca Mau Publishing House NXB Mũi Cà Mau, 2001.
  • Ca dao Việt Nam, ca dao tình yêu (Folk- Songs and Love Folk - Songs in Viet Nam) – Dong Nai Publishing House, 2006.

Cultivation- Breeding

  • Kỹ thuật nuôi gà chăn thả (Technique of Breeding Chicken on the Pasture), pseudonym Thoai Son –Dong Nai Publishing House, 2003.
  • Kỹ thuật nuôi gà công nghiệp (Technique of Breeding Chicken in Series), pseudonym Thoai Son – Dong Nai Publishing House, 2003.
  • Kỹ thuật nuôi baba, lươn, ếch và cá rô đồng (Technique of Breeding Tortoises, Eels and Land Anabas), pseudonym Thoai Son – Dong Nai Publishing House, 2003.
  • Nuôi heo năng suất cao (Breeding Pigs for Good Production), pseudonym Thoai Son – Dong Nai Publishing House, 2003.
  • Kỹ thuật nuôi dê (Technique of Breeding Goats), pseudonym Thoai Son - Dong Nai Publishing House, 2003.
  • Kỹ thuật trồng và tạo dáng cây cảnh (Technique of Cultivating and Trimming Ornamental Plants) - Youth Publishing House, 2005.
  • Tìm hiểu 154 giống chó thuần chủng (To Know 154 specieses of Purebred Dogs) – Dong Nai Publishing House, 2006.
  • Kỹ thuật nuôi thỏ (Technique of Breeding Rabbits) – Dong Nai Publishing House, 2006.
  • Kỹ thuật trồng và tạo dáng cây mai (Technique of Cultivating and Trimming Vietnamese Mai plants) - Labour Publishing House, 2006.
  • Kỹ thuật nuôi cá rô phi (Technique of Breeding African carp), pseudonym Thoai Son, Dong Nai Publishing House, 2006.
  • Kỹ thuật nuôi cá tra và cá ba sa (Technique of Breeding Pangasius Catfishs and Basa Pangasius Catfishs), pseudonym Thoai Son – Dong Nai Publishing House, 2006.
  • Kỹ thuật nuôi cá chép và cá mè (Technique of Breeding Carps and Hypophthalmichthys fishs) – Dong Nai Publishing House, 2007.
  • Kỹ thuật nuôi cá La hán, cá dĩa, cá rồng, cá vàng, cá xiêm và cá bảy màu ( Technique of Breeding Flower Horns, Symphysodon Fishs, Arowanas, Goldfishs, Betta Fishs, and Guppies) - Labour Publishing House, 2007.

Other Types of Writing

  • Giây phút khôn ngoan (Minute of the Wisdom), English – Vietnamese bilingual - Art and Literature Publishing House, 1996.
  • Những chuyện lý thú về máy vi tính (Amusing Stories about the Computers) - Women Publishing House, 1998.
  • Ảo thuật- Trò chơi vui lạ (Jugglery, an Interesting and Strange Game), pseudonym Thoai Son, Dongnai Publishing House, 2001.
  • Những thủ pháp ảo thuật (Modes of Jugglery) – Dong Nai Publishing House, 2003.
  • Để có trí nhớ tốt (To Have a Good Memory) – Dong Nai Publishing House, 2004.
  • Xây dựng nhà cửa theo phong thủy (Building Houses with Feng shui) - Labour Publishing House , 2007.


1.‘Vương Trung Hiếu – Study and Writing’, page 5, Nhan Dan Newspaper, published on October 23, 2000.

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