Wednesday, January 31, 2018

History prof to explore Vietnamese culture in Asheboro library talk

ASHEBORO – In the eyes of many Americans, there is little separation between the image of “Vietnam” and the tragic outcome of U.S. involvement in the war.

But Vietnam as a nation, and the Vietnamese people, have existed in the region for over 2,000 years.

UNC-Greensboro history professor Dr. James Anderson will talk about the country, its people and its traditions in “Vietnamese Culture: Beyond the War” at
6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 15, at the Asheboro Public Library.

Anderson will introduce various aspects of modern Vietnamese society and culture, with a focus on preserving traditions during the country’s emergence from its war-torn past.

His talk is free and the public is invited. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Anderson is head of the History Department at UNCG. He holds masters and Ph.D degrees from the University of Washington, and a B.A. from Harvard University. His fields of study include imperial and modern China, east Asia and Southeast Asia.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6803.

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