Week 9: Mirrors in Vietnamese culture

I. First story: Once, there was a family with two sons, who both got married. The first daughter-in-law was jealous that the little brother’s wife was way more beautiful than she did. One night, she decided to stalk her sister to find out the truth about her beauty. During the Hour of the Ox (1-3Continue reading “Week 9: Mirrors in Vietnamese culture”

Week 4.5: Đối (對) – An essential art in Chinese and Vietnamese culture

This week on #VNmyth: Đối (對) (lit: parallel, verse or opposite), also known as Antithetical couplet, or simply, couplet – an essential aspect of East Asian (more specifically Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) culture that has rarely seen the light in English fiction. Now, I know this is not a myth, but I’ll put itContinue reading “Week 4.5: Đối (對) – An essential art in Chinese and Vietnamese culture”

Week 2.5: Differences in naming between Western and Asian Cultures.

Cultural context explain: naming So… my book finally have paper back :)) Therefore, I want to celebrate this with a mini post in the #VNmyth series, but I’ll focus on explaining the cultural context this time. This week post about the dragon will not be affected and will be uploaded tomorrow. Unlike the west, ChineseContinue reading “Week 2.5: Differences in naming between Western and Asian Cultures.”