It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the 5th International Conference on Vietnamese Studies. The conference – organized under different themes every four years – has become a big and prestigious academic forum nationally and internationally. It has provided a platform for thousands of leading researchers and scientists studying Vietnam from all over the world. It has become a meeting place for them to get together to share their latest research results in a variety of fields such as culture, history, economics, politics, social affairs, science-technology, education-training, the environment, and international relations of Vietnam.
Under the theme of “Sustainable Development in the Context of Global Change”, the 5th International Conference on Vietnamese Studies aims to establish an international academic forum for discussing and proposing specific solutions to contemporary issues facing Vietnam in the context of global change. Besides, the conference also aims to further promote the development of Vietnamese studies on a global scale.
The 5th International Conference on Vietnamese Studies is organized by Vietnam National University, Hanoi in collaboration with Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences; Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology; Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City; Ministry of Education and Training; Ministry of Science and Technology; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Ministry of Industry and Trade; Ministry of Planning and Investment; Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs; Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; and Ministry of Information and Communications. We take this opportunity to thank them for their cooperation.
We are thankful to the many Vietnamese and international speakers, especially 25 outstanding Guest Keynote Speakers, who have accepted our invitations and are happy to present their researches on Vietnam and Vietnamese studies at the conference.
Our thanks also go to all the submitted authors, scientific committee members, attendees, and particularly conference participants who serve as presenters, session chairs, and discussants.
The conference would not have become a reality without the help of the many people who have worked with us in planning and organizing the technical program and logistic arrangements. In particular, we thank the International Advisory Board for their wise advice and brilliant suggestion on the Conference program; the Program Committee for their thorough and timely reviewing of the papers, and our sponsors who have helped us to enable ICVS 2016 as we all expect. Special thanks should also go to the Local Organizing Committee members who have worked extremely hard for the details of important aspects of the conference programs and other activities during the Conference. 5th International Conference on Vietnamese Studies is indebted to hundreds of volunteers who have
contributed to the various processes that make up the conference and it would not be possible for me to name them all in this short message.
Finally, we would like to thank Professor Phung Xuan Nha, Minister of Education and Training, and Professor Nguyen Kim Son, President of the Vietnam National University, Hanoi for their constant encouragement and fruitful support.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I wish the conference a great success. I do hope that you will find the conference an intellectually stimulating, productive and collaborative event, and apart from it, you will have time to enjoy the architectural, cultural and natural beauty of our Capital – Hanoi.
The Conference Chair
Nguyen Huu Duc
The 5th International Conference on Vietnamese Studies is organized by Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU Hanoi) with collaborating organizations: Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences; Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology; Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City; Ministry of Education and Training; Ministry of Science and Technology; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Ministry of Industry and Trade; Ministry of Planning and Investment; Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs; Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
The main topics of the conference include, but not limited to:
Section 1: Foreign relations, international cooperation and integration
* Vietnam in an emerging regional order
* Vietnam and ASEAN Communities
* Towards regional cooperation for peace and security in Bien Dong
* Cultural foreign relations
* Vietnam’s participation in international organizations and forums
* The role of Vietnamese communities abroad
* Vietnam and TPP
Section 2: Cultural resources
* Current condition of culture in Vietnam
* Structure, methodologies and directions for developing cultural resources
* Cultural exchange and acculturation
* Development of Vietnamese core values
* Culture and entertainment industry in Vietnam
* Dignity, personality, lifestyle and trends
Section 3: Education and training and human resource development
* Policies and resources for education
* National education system
* National Qualification Framework and capability of Vietnam human resource in joining global labor market