Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam meets writers of key humanities books

Wednesday, 2019-02-13 10:20:09
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam and researchers who are working on major humanities book. (Photo: VGP)
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NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam had a meeting on February 12 with more than 70 researchers who are working on major humanities books to learn about the progress of their work.

Researchers are being employed to compile books on Vietnamese history, geography and encyclopaedia, create a digitalised Vietnamese knowledge database and translate Asian classics.

National History is of immense importance and will comprise 25 volumes, supplemented by a five-volume chronicle and a Vietnamese history database, said Associate Professor Tran Duc Cuong, Chairman of the Vietnamese Association of Historical Sciences.

The project is being undertaken by more than 300 researchers from across the country, aiming to provide a new complete and comprehensive insight into Vietnamese history.

Meanwhile, the Vietnamese Encyclopedia is expected to consist of 37 print volumes, covering knowledge of over 70 disciplines of social sciences, humanities, arts, natural sciences and technology.

It is expected to take ten years to complete the compilation of the encyclopedia.

For National Geography, President of the Vietnam National University (VNU) in Hanoi Nguyen Kim Son said the book will cover all aspects of Vietnam and the geography of 63 centrally-governed cities and provinces.

Both the encyclopedia and the geography will also be available online and continually updated.

At the meeting, Deputy PM Dam was also informed about preparation for a project to translate religious, philosophical and political classics and the progress of the digitalised Vietnamese knowledge database.

He stated that these five projects are highly significant, to not only today, but also the future, while expressing his thanks to those who have been and will be working on the projects.