On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Viet Nam communist Party (Feb. 3, 1930 – Feb. 3, 2010) and greeting the new year 2010. The Museum of Ho Chi Minh City in collaboration with the other Museums, General Science Library, and the individual collectors introduce the special exhibition of “Chinese and Chinese-transcribed Vietnamese – cultural heritage of Viet Nam”
For thousands of years, the Vietnamese used Chinese characters and Chinese-transcribed Vietnamese to write official dispatches, documents, scientific research, prose and poetry. Especially, the birth of chinese-transcribed Vietnamese was a great creation of cultural value by the ancestors. This marked an important step forward of the National culture on the path to independence.
Chinese and Chinese-transcribed Vietnamese documents are presented through the Royal records, land registers, Village regulations, bronze bells, parallel sentences, ceramic items… This highly valuable heritage contributes to learning about the past on many different fields of history, politics, culture, society, economic and religion.
To research, preserve and promote the value of heritage of Chinese and Chinese-transcribed Vietnamese is indispensable to introduce the genius of the Nation, and the knowledge of forefathers. This contributing in the cause of the construction of a culture of Viet Nam – strongly advanced national identity in the period of accelerated national industrialization and modernization.