Southeast Asian Studies at Yale University

VIET 220

VIET 220 (LITR 229/ER&M 209): Introduction to Vietnamese Culture, Values, and Literature

This course is designed to introduce students to Vietnamese Culture, values, and literature through the study of literary texts, with special attention paid to Vietnamese modes of experience in thinking, feeling, valuing, and perceiving themselves and the external world. Topics include cultural and national identity, aesthetics, meaning of life, war, and death. Selected readings from Zen poems, folklore, autobiographies, and religious and philosophical writings.

* All readings in translation. No previous knowledge of Vietnamese required.

** Offered in spring semester, alternate years only

           VIET 220 Writing and Video Projects - Spring 2014


Quiet as They Come (Angie Chau)
   Quyen Do
The Boat (Nam Le)
   Minh Alexander Nguyen

David Nguyen
Holy Vo
Minh Alexander Nguyen
Minh Alexander Nguyen - Video