Vietnamese scholar donates imperial records

Ho Tan Phan, Vietnamese scholar who donated his collection of Vietnamese records. Source: Viet Nam News 20150615

Similar to the previous story, a Vietnamese scholar donated his collection of royal chronicles in the hope they will shed light to Vietnamese claims over the disputed islands in the South China Sea.

Ho Tan Phan, Vietnamese scholar who donated his collection of Vietnamese records. Source: Viet Nam News 20150615
Ho Tan Phan, Vietnamese scholar who donated his collection of Vietnamese records. Source: Viet Nam News 20150615

Scholar gives rare East Sea records to State
Viet Nam News, 15 June 2015

Researcher Ho Tan Phan has presented copies of rare Vietnamese royal chronicles to the National Boundary Committee under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Phan believes the books could serve as evidence of Viet Nam’s sovereignty over the Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagoes.

The Hue-based researcher said Dai Nam Thuc Luc (Great South Real Record) was a trusted collection of documents that justified Viet Nam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagoes.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

One thought on “Vietnamese scholar donates imperial records”

  1. Research on Vietnamese history is still a demand. There are a lot of researchers, that is true, but there is also still a lot to be done. When we think of Vietnamese history we usually only come up with Vietnam War. That is sad, because the Vietnamese history is actually quite rich in events.

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