Buddhist Literacy in Early Modern Northern Vietnam, 23-24 septembre

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Presented by Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey & The Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation

“Our symposium seeks to break down these artifical barriers by examining a set of religious texts now housed at Thắng Nghiêm and Phổ Nhân, two syncretic Buddhist temples located 15 km southwest of Hanoi, in northern Vietnam. The collection was gathered from the surrounding region by the current abbot beginning in 1997, and represents a diverse library of primarily secular xylographic and epigraphic texts, composed over the latter half of the 2nd millennium, and written in both Literary Chinese and vernacular Vietnamese “ Chữ Nôm” (an extinct character script used to represent vernacular Vietnamese, until its replacement by the Latin alphabet in the early 20th century). As one contributor points out, these texts are remarkable for their pedestrian character, providing a uniquely mundane portrait of literacy in early modern northern Vietnam. These texts were recently digitized through the groundbreaking efforts of the Vietnamese Nom Preservation Foundation (VNPF), making the entire collection accessible to scholarly examination for the first time…”

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Programme du colloque avec les résumés des interventions :

https://f.hypotheses.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/973/files/2016/08/RutgersBuddhistLit_Symposium_ABSTRACTS.pdf