Illustration by Đàm Minh Chí By Nguyễn Hằng An eighth-grade student at the HCM City-based Ngô Quyền Secondary School has recently been disciplined for slandering BTS – a popular K-pop group, and its fandom on a social networking site. The schoolboy created the page “ANTI bts in VietNam” on June 27 and posted obscene messages and photos about the band and its fans, known as the ARMY. The page angered Vietnamese fans, and they reported his behaviour to the school. As a result, the student was suspended from November 6-9. His moral score – a score that Vietnamese schools use to evaluate the behaviour of students – has also been marked down to the lowest possible level until the end of the term. He was also made to read a letter he wrote criticising himself in front of the whole school last Tuesday. And that's not the end of it. A video of the student reading the letter, which lasts nearly 2 minutes, was posted on … [Read more...] about Teach children with love, not harsh discipline
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Author Ngô Kim Khôi Viet Nam News A book on Thang Trần Phềnh (1895 - 1973) was recently launched in Hà Nội and HCM City. The book is compiled by author Ngô Kim Khôi and is a rare chance to learn about one of Việt Nam’s least-documented artists. Khôi works as a fashion designer in France. He has written several books on Vietnamese artists, including Lê Huy Miến and Nam Sơn, who are regarded as the first artists of Việt Nam’s modern fine arts. Nguyễn Thúy Bình interviews Khôi about the book. What inspired you to write the book? I began to write the book ten years ago. I collected documents about artist Phềnh during my time researching the Indochina Fine Arts College. In research, there are many things related to each other because they are from the same historical period. Thus, the researcher plays a role as an archeologist discovering something new. One small … [Read more...] about More books needed about Vietnamese artists
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