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Record book honours monk

The Vietnam Records Book has recognised Most Venerable Thich Giac Toan as an individual who translated the most Zen poems written during the Ly and Tran dynasties (10th-14th century) from Han (classical Chinese language) into Vietnamese in the luc bat style (a six-word sentence followed by an eight-word sentence).

Inscription heritage status sought

Monument inscriptions in Han Chinese and Nom (old Vietnamese script based on Chinese characters) at the royal citadel in Hue will be submitted to UNESCO to be recognised as a World Document Heritage.

Poland helps conserve Hue’s historical stele

Poland is to share the 37,000 USD cost of preserving a stele engraved with King Tu Duc’s teachings that sits in front of the old national university in Hue City with a donation of 18,700 USD.

Music, philately contests to mark Hanoi’s millennium

Almost one year away from the Hanoi-Thang long millennium event, but the capital city has been heating up with celebrations, including contests on stamp designing, poems and music composition for the Oct. 10, 2010 festivities