The Britannica Concise Encyclopedia has been translated into Vietnamese with hundreds of entries on Vietnam, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
The encyclopedia is over 3,000 pages thick (including two volumes) and has more than 2,500 illustrations and 25,000 entries.
Besides the main content which provides a wide range of knowledge in 51 different areas including art, literature, science, and technology, the Vietnamese version also boasts nearly 300 entries about Vietnam compiled by local scholars and approved by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
With myriad illustrations and high-quality maps, the encyclopedia is printed in four-color, quality, thin, and lightweight paper.
In addition to the participation of 62 experts, contributors, and lexicographers, the translation of the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia was also done by 54 translators, prominent pundits, foreign language lecturers from major Vietnamese universities, and professors in many fields.
Selected entries of the Vietnamese edition have been vetted by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. in order to ensure not only the quality, accuracy and objectivity of the book, but also the brand of the U.S. firm, the Vietnam News Agency says.
The Encyclopædia Britannica was first published between 1768 and 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is the oldest and most prestigious English-language encyclopedia which has been used as reference in many schools, families, libraries, and offices around the world.
The Vietnamese translation of the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia is a project carried out by Vietnam’s Education Publishing House and Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.