Finding Another Huế: Interview and Photography with Hiếu Trương

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Hiếu Trương is an easy-to-recognise figure on the streets of Huế. Baseball cap, a long frizzy goatee and some form of camera either in hand or hanging from his neck at any given hour. Soft-spoken, each word weighed carefully. Always accommodating. As a local freelance photography practitioner, too modest to call himself a photographer, Hiếu’s […]

Quoc Hoc Hue: One of Vietnam’s Oldest Schools as Cultural Heritage Landmark

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Quốc Học Huế high school is one of the most revered academic institutions in Vietnam. While its high-achieving students and tough entrance exams are what it is most commonly known for, Quốc Học Huế is also one of the country’s oldest surviving schools and a cultural heritage relic.  Walking the tree-lined pathways, Quốc Học Huế […]

Thank You Eve: Dang Mau Tuu’s Ode to Hue Women in Exhibition

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Artist Dang Mau Tuu has been working over the past four years on his most recent collection of paintings and they will be exhibited at the Le Ba Dang Arts Foundation in Hue (4th-15th March 2020).  The exhibition consists of 36 paintings of oil and silk; a tribute to the artist’s expression of the female […]

Khai Dinh Tomb: The Hue Emperor with a Taste for the Occident

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Hue’s reputation as the cultural capital of Vietnam is largely attributed to the Nguyen Dynasty who ruled the country from 1802-1945. The legacy of Vietnam’s last family of emperors is somewhat controversial due to various levels of hypocrisy and poor leadership through their 13 monarchs. One key event which changed the future of Vietnam was […]