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Bringing Vietnamese literature to the world – a long way to go

Bringing Vietnamese literature to the world – a long way to go

Saturday, March 07, 2015, 14:27 GMT+7

Though Vietnam has made certain attempts in promoting its literature to the world, these remain insubstantial, as remarked by experts at an ongoing international meeting in Hanoi.

An international conference on Vietnamese literature, which kicked off in the Vietnamese capital on Monday and will wrap up on Friday, is attended by the local literati and over 150 international poets, authors, and translators from 43 countries and territories.

Veteran poet Huu Thinh, chair of the Vietnam Writers Association, opened the conference by pointing to the fact that Vietnam has been heavily ‘importing’ foreign literary works for several decades.

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