Vietnamese scholar donates imperial records

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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.

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