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Propaganda posters: Life during war in Vietnam

Propaganda posters: Life during war in Vietnam

By Tuan Hung

Ho Chi Minh City (CNN) — Trekking through the forest with hardened front line soldiers and living under the threat of American bombers: it's not the normal experience for art school students, but it was one faced by hundreds in Vietnam during the country's conflicts that raged between 1954 and 1975.

Fifty shades of Kiều

Fifty shades of Kiều

By Tuan Hung

Kim Vân Kiều, or the Tale of Kiều, by Nguyễn Du (1765-1820), is a jewel in the crown of Vietnamese classical writing.

Burning Money To The Death: A “New” Vietnamese Custom

Burning Money To The Death: A “New” Vietnamese Custom

By Tuan Hung

It is a widely-practiced custom in Vietnam to burn paper money, gold and things to send them to their dead relatives or genies. But what is the nature of this custom?a

Dong Ho Painting: The quintessence of Vietnamese traditional folk art

Dong Ho Painting: The quintessence of Vietnamese traditional folk art

By Tuan Hung

Dong Ho Painting is truly the quintessence of Vietnamese traditional folk art. Using natural materials and combining with warm colors, Dong Ho Painting is the special art that you can only find in Vietnam.

What's The Secret Behind Vietnamese Water Puppets?

What's The Secret Behind Vietnamese Water Puppets?

By Tuan Hung

Unlike the shadow puppetry found in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, the puppet shows held throughout Vietnam take place over a waist-deep pool of water.

Vietnamses Zodiac Signs: Which Age Do You Match?

Vietnamses Zodiac Signs: Which Age Do You Match?

By Tuan Hung

Vietnamese zodiac has become both sacred and close to every Vietnamese people, from young to old. It is closely associated with the cultural life as well as the spirit of the Vietnamese.

Vietnamese Traditional Musical Instruments

Vietnamese Traditional Musical Instruments

By Tuan Hung

Vietnam is a country with a repertory of traditional musical instruments formed along the length of the history of the country. There are musical instruments created domestically with local characteristics, and there are the ones imported from many different places but was nationalized as well as localized to suit the musical aesthetics of Vietnam.

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