Vietnamese studies

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The location of Vietnam

Vietnamese studies (Việt Nam học) in general is the study of Vietnam and things related to Vietnam. It refers, especially, to the study of modern Vietnamese and literature, history, ethnology, and the philological approach, respectively.

The specialist in this area is called a Vietnamist.

University programs[edit]

Several major universities in the United States offer a Vietnamese studies major or program, including the University of Houston, University of California, and Yale University. Some colleges, such as Hobart and William Smith Colleges, offer a study abroad exchange program.[1] The Vietnam National University[disambiguation needed] has a comprehensive Institute of Vietnamese Studies and Development Sciences.[2] The Tokyo University of Foreign Studies also offers a program in the field.[3] In Central Europe, the oldest university, Charles University in Prague also offers a study programme focused on Vietnamese studies, called Ethnology with Vietnamese [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jack D. Harris, "Growing a Vietnamese Studies Program," ASAIA Network Exchange, Winter 2006, p. 21, found at Asia Network website. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  2. ^ Vietnam National University website Institute of Vietnamese Studies and Development Sciences page. Retrieved June 21, 2011.[dead link]
  3. ^ Tokyo University of Foreign Studies website Vietnamese studies page. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  4. ^ Vietnamistika. Retrieved June 21, 2011.

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