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Ho Bieu Chanh and the Early Development of the Vietnamese Novel

Show simple item record Cao Thi Nhu-Quynh Schafer, John C. 2012-04-19T21:14:48Z 2012-04-19T21:14:48Z 1988
dc.identifier.citation Cao Thi Nhu-Quynh and John C. Schafer. "Ho Bieu Chanh and the Early Development of the Vietnamese Novel." The Vietnam Forum 12 (Summer-Fall, 1998): 100-111. en_US
dc.description.abstract In this article Cao Thị Như-Quỳnh and I discuss the beginnings of the Vietnamese novel, a topic we also address in “From Verse Narrative to Novel: The Development of Prose Fiction in Vietnam” (1988) and which Thế Uyên and I take up in “The Novel Emerges in Cochinchina” (1993). This article focuses on Hồ Biểu Chánh, a southern writer, who wrote his first novel, Who Can Do It? [Ai làm được?], in 1912. We discuss this novel and also three other early works by Hồ Biểu Chánh: The Captain of the Golden Turtle [Chúa tàu Kim-Qui], The Bitterness of Life [Cay đắng mùi đời], and Awakening from a Dream [Tỉnh mộng]. We conclude by offering several reasons why Vietnamese literary critics and historians have not, until recently, recognized Hồ Biểu Chánh’s pioneering role in developing the Vietnamese novel. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This research was assisted by a grant from the Joint Committee on Southeast Asia of the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies. en_US
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dc.publisher Yale Southeast Asia Studies en_US
dc.subject Ho Bieu Chanh en_US
dc.subject Vietnamese novel en_US
dc.subject Vietnamese literature en_US
dc.title Ho Bieu Chanh and the Early Development of the Vietnamese Novel en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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